Why do people choose Online?
I’ve got little ones who keep me running. I have to work late most nights. I’m a single parent and have to work full time. My shift changes every week. I’m just too tired.
You’re not alone. We all have a million reasons why we can’t move ahead in life. But in today’s competitive job market excuses don’t matter. Performance does. Fortunately, technology has changed education forever and finally made it possible for even the busiest person to earn the degree they need.
Leave behind the outdated notions of the classroom you once knew. Today, that classroom meets wherever you are. Whenever you’re free. Any time. Any day. And, perhaps, not in a room at all. This is the freedom of Monroe Online.
Forget the excuses and just get going.
A different kind of online program
We’ve all seen the commercials run by those online mega-universities. Worldwide. Corporate. Impersonal. Exactly the opposite of the Monroe experience. So when we designed our online program, we made sure students had the additional support of a genuine campus experience. In fact, every new online student begins their studies on campus with a welcome orientation hosted by the Online department. Once enrolled, online students have full access to and are encouraged to use, Monroe’s libraries, study centers, recreational and career facilities. Additionally, your professors are always available for one-on-one appointments. Perhaps best of all, our online classes have been designed to be totally in synch with those on campus. So you can easily create a blended schedule that combines the best of both experiences.
Support every step of the way
One of the advantages separating Monroe Online from other programs is an unparalleled level of support and encouragement. Upon applying, you’ll be matched with a Personal Admissions Counselor whose sole job is to help you with all aspects of getting started. Once the semester begins, you’ll be assigned a Personal Student Services Counselor who helps guide your studies, assists with tutoring and encourages your progress. For academic help, your professors have weekly online office hours. Additionally, once a month, each professor holds a face-to-face online class where you will be able to see him or her and have on the spot discussions. Monroe also provides all students with an online tutoring service you can access 24/7 and one-on-one assistance in Monroe’s on-campus Learning Resource Centers.
The freedom of Monroe Online
Monroe Online is more than just the freedom of working anytime, anywhere. It’s a neatly organized traveling classroom with everything you need inside. Click the Lessons tab and you’ll get all your class notes, reading materials and quizzes organized by week. Click Communicate and you’ll have instant access to your professor and every classmate. Each week you’ll participate in an online class discussion that counts toward your grade. Homework is submitted with the touch of a button and, once graded, returned to your inbox complete with professor comments. Best of all, while you need an online connection for access, much of the course material can be downloaded, freeing you to take your studies anywhere your computer can travel.
An Online Degree Program based in New York
We are proud to be New Yorkers and we take advantage of our campus locations that are located in the New York Metropolitan area. We draw our faculty from the talent pool in New York City, many of whom are leaders in healthcare, criminal justice, hospitality and other industries that are prevalent in the area. They bring relevant, real world experience into the online classroom and provide practical insights into your coursework. You’ll also have the benefit of taking advantage of our intern program that places thousands of students into internships in New York each year.
Monroe Online provides students with accelerated learning and a generous transfer credit policy
Attending class entirely on your schedule is the key advantage of Monroe Online, but by no means the only one. Monroe has adopted a unique three-semester academic calendar, which allows you to study all year round and earn an Associate Degree in as few as sixteen months and Bachelor’s degrees in less than three years. Our generous transfer policy lets you utilize credits from other universities, military or relevant life experience. Additionally, online students receive a lifetime of access to career counseling, job and internship postings from Monroe’s Office of Career Services.
Online, on-campus or both
Our online class schedules operate in traditional 15 week terms, similar to our campus schedule. We feel that this means students don’t feel like they’re cramming 15 weeks of content into a 6-week period. Plus, because our on-campus and online semesters are totally aligned, our online students have the flexibility of talking a class on campus whenever their schedule allows.
Forget the excuses and just get going
We’ve given you the broad stokes, the next move is yours. You can learn more about our academic programs and admissions process or if you are ready, you can apply online. We also strongly encourage you to call our Online Learning Center and speak to a counselor, look at a proposed online schedule, take a tour of our course management software and review your transcripts for credit transfer. You can also come in and receive a financial aid assessment, right on the spot. Monroe Online is the ultimate tool of convenience in achieving your educational goals. But to fully experience it, you need to come in and feel the energy of Monroe firsthand. Right away, you’ll understand that you’re not simply enrolling in a college. You’re joining a community of focused, hard working people like yourself. Online is merely the tool. What makes it work is the drive inside you.
No more excuses. It’s time to get going.