The enrollment and registration process is the same for online courses as it is for on-campus courses. If you are not an ACC student, visit the ACC admissions page for information to get started on becoming an ACC student. There’s no fee to apply, and applications are accepted year-round. This will get you ready to register for courses.
If you are already an ACC student, visit the ACC registration page for detailed instructions on how to register for courses.
The following types of distance education classes are offered at ACC:
Online – ONL
Instruction and testing are fully online without required class times.
Synchronous Virtual Class Meetings Required – DLS
Instruction is fully online with required online meetings during the specified days and times listed.
Hybrid Distance – HYD
Instruction is mostly online with some on-campus meetings. An ACC ID card and personal safety measures will be required when on campus.
Hybrid Classroom - HYC
Instruction is mostly on-campus with remaining instruction online. An ACC ID card and personal safety measures will be required when on campus.
Hyflex - FLX Classroom - HYC
Instruction is offered on-campus, with students having the flexibility to attend virtually on any given class day.
ACC Online courses are every bit as academically challenging as on-campus courses. You will cover the same course topics and objectives as the equivalent in-person class. Be prepared to spend more time reading and completing coursework, while staying motivated with good study habits.
Successful online students should expect to spend at least 2 to 3 hours each week for every credit hour of class time working on your assignments and studying. For example, if you are taking a 3-credit course, you should set aside a minimum of 6 to 9 hours per week. Many students find that online courses take just as much time, if not more, than on-campus classes and require a self-motivated study schedule.
For tips on how to plan your online class schedule and succeed in your online program, check out our guide to virtual learning and ACC Online.
Online students will need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection to review course materials, turn in assignments, and communicate with your instructor and classmates. Always check your course syllabus for any additional software or equipment requirements, such as a webcam, headset, or microphone. Students should have a basic knowledge of computer and internet skills in order to be successful in an online course.
To find out if your technical skills and experience meet the needs of Distance Education courses at ACC, take the “Technical Skills Checklist” survey.
Of course! Distance education students have access to all the campus-based support resources available at ACC, including the Libraries, Learning Labs, Instructional Testing Centers, Computer Labs, Student Life, Student Services and Advising.
There are also services available specifically for online learners.