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Could You Take Both Online and Classroom Classes?

The simple answer to this is that, yes, you can easily take both online and classroom classes at the same time. There are a couple of different scenarios where this could happen.

You can take online courses offered by a college close to where you live.

This is perhaps the simplest and easiest way to take both online and classroom courses at the same time. Students will simply enroll for classes as they normally would, with some being administered online as others in the classroom. This can be a great way to fulfill requirements or to take classes that might normally be offered at the same time. It works best for students who are enrolled with a school that has a campus close to home.

You can take online courses at a college other than the one you’re attending on campus.

If you’re already attending a brick and mortar school, you can take online classes through another college but you may need to get permission first. This is called concurrent enrollment and you’ll need to alert your academic advisor of your intentions– not only to see if it’s allowed but to ensure that you’ll be able to transfer the credits if you do choose to take an online class. Otherwise, you could be spending a lot of time and money on something that won’t help you to get your degree. Restrictions on concurrent enrollment aren’t there to stifle your educational ambitions but to make sure you’re not taking on too many classes ever semester.

Whichever method you choose, taking online courses in conjunction with those offered in class isn’t usually a problem and can help bring some flexibility and variety into a busy college schedule. In addition, it can increase your technological prowess, making you a stronger candidate during the job search after you graduate.