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How It Works

To take an online class you'll need access to a computer and an internet connection. Some classes may require certain software, such as Word or Excel. Requirements are included in the course description.

Online classes are asynchronous, which means students aren't required to be in a class or online at a specific time. However, you are required to meet deadlines for submitting coursework or taking tests. Your professor doesn't tell you when to study or do your work, only when it's due.

Wonder if you're a good candidate for online courses? Successful students are organized, self-directed and able to work well independently. Though you may be working online, there is always someone who can help if you get stuck! In addition to your professor and classmates, online tutors are available to assist with academics, HCC advisors are also available to offer transfer and career guidance, and our HelpDesk can help resolve technical issues.

Online Programs Academic Support


Not on campus but need help with coursework? HCC offers online tutoring for all our students through the Northeast eTutoring Consortium. We'll show you how to login and get the help you need, when you need it.

Login Instructions & Help

Login Instructions & Help

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Holyoke Community College
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