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What to Expect as an Online Student

What to Expect as an Online Student

Once you acclimate to military service, you may have a desire to complete or begin a degree program while serving– but not have the ability to attend classes on a college campus. An online program may be the best option, but if you’ve never taken an online course, you may wonder what’s it’s like to learn in this environment and, more importantly, if it’s for you.

Online education provides far more flexibility, not just for when you’ll complete course work but when you’re able to enroll, too. Unlike a traditional two-semester calendar year, online terms at SNHU are just eight weeks long for undergraduate programs and 10 weeks for graduate degree programs. With a rolling admission policy, you’ll have the option of beginning a degree program throughout the year, when it best suits your life.

With dedicated support from an academic advisor from day one, you’ll find each week brings a new learning module, which is broken out by specific assignments. The module may include a discussion topic, readings or other resource materials, an activity, exam or short paper. Best of all, your entire term will be mapped out from the start in the course rubric, so you’ll know what to expect and when, allowing you to manage your time effectively and plan the most intensive assignments around your personal schedule.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an online student at SNHU and see if it’s what you need to achieve your educational goals.

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