Online classes are a popular choice for lots of students who are working or raising a family or live far away from a degree or certificate program they're interested in.

Students with disabilities can find online classes to be a flexible, accessible alternative to traditional on-campus classes. This page includes things to think about before enrolling in online education, and tips for attending virtual classes.

General Online Education Tips

Are you ready to take classes online? In addition to computer hardware and software, you need to take a look at your study habits and possible distractions. It takes self-discipline to succeed when you're taking classes from home.

This page from the University of Illinois gives general examples of what to look for when preparing to be an online student.

Students with disabilities who are distant from the main campus will want to explore resources for help if needed. Some may be offered online by the school offering the class, like advising, tutoring, or library services.

Other student services that need face-to-face interaction, like counseling or addressing a crisis, might be available in the student's town or city through an arrangement with a local school or center.