Online Courses

Decatur, GA
Tuition (in-state)
$8,635 ($2,995)
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3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online classes tend to require more work to complete, but they aren't much more difficult than the on campus classes.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: For a first time taking online courses, I think it's okay. The class size is appropriate and allows one to easily create a professor/student relationship. However, online classes require a little bit more effort than traditional classrooms. One has to make sure he/she logs in at least three times a week to read the weekly course content, ask questions if necessary, start on the work and be able to submit it by the deadline.

College Junior

Online Courses: I have never enrolled in an online class.

College Junior

Online Courses: I haven't taken any online courses.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: It has been okay. It is difficult to navigate. However, I am thankful for the availability of courses. With my work schedule online classes fit better in my schedule.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 518th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 1070th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1341st
    Best Tech Support

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

ricky riley
atlanta, ga
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Online classes are good for students with great discipline and a manageable work schedule. GPC uses iCollege to connect students with professors. The Web site provides online tests, study guides, connections between students, and the iChat system. Online courses cost the same as normal classes, but they are completed on your time.

Facts & Statistics

Required Tech Skills
You need to be reasonably tech savvy to take online courses at GPC. It isn't too hard, but it does require self-motivation and initiative.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
Online class teachers have less interaction with students, but they still make time to answer questions and encourage student discussions. Students generally come to "class" prepared to discuss the assigned readings online via forums and chats.
Online Testing & Grading
The professors have different ways of testing online. Sometimes professors will do exams online with time limits, and others require you to come to campus to take tests. Students are evaluated based on tests, quizzes, projects/homework, and participation.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 146 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 148 responses

  • 24% Applicable to the real world
  • 23% Learned a lot of new things
  • 23% Learned a few new things
  • 18% Will advance my career
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 3% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 146 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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