Germanna offers a relatively generous selection of online courses and provides at least one online section for the most popular on-campus courses. Every new student is allowed to take one online course with no minimum GPA requirement, but returning students must have at least a 2.0 to be eligible to take online courses. Germanna's online courses are targeted to working students who need flexible study schedules and students who thrive in independent-learning environments. Many say that Germanna’s online courses are best for busy and self-motivated students who learn best without face-to-face instruction. Apart from knowing how to log into Blackboard, students need to possess few computer skills to complete online courses successfully.
In addition to online course sections, Germanna also offers hybrid courses, which combine online and in-person instruction. This option is perfect for anyone who desires the flexibility of online courses and the face-to-face interactions of in-person courses. Unlike classes held on campus, a large percentage of final grades for online sections comes from discussion board participation. So, earning low marks in online courses is easy for students who have the propensities for forgetting to post on the discussion boards. Students who have taken Germanna's online courses overwhelmingly agree that the online course sections are easier than comparable in-person sections, but they warn that falling behind in online classes is much easier than in classes held on campus.