Online learning is not easier learning. Michigan Tech online students receive the same education, at the same pace, along the same path as campus students. This rigorous education gives our online students the same opportunities for success. Follow our advice and become an online student at Michigan Tech today.
Is Online Right for Me?
Don't live in Houghton? That's OK! Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. With proper planning, the convenience of online learning allows you to upgrade or change your career path.
Accredited Courses, Convenience
Plan Your Education
Your success is up to you. Students who do well follow these online education tips:
Online courses can require more time—plan a minimum of three hours per week per credit hour. Be comfortable with and have reliable access to adequate technology and resources. Some other requirements:
- acquire your own textbooks
- find a proctor for exams
- be a strong reader proficient at written communication
Manage Yourself, Your Time
We're talking self discipline. Because online learning at Michigan Tech is not "learn at your own pace." There is no set class time, but there are deadlines! Be proactive, manage your schedule, and plan ahead for emergencies.
Interaction with instructors may not be immediate. Forge your own path, set goals, and proactively ask questions. This independence can work to your advantage.
Computers can crash, power can go out, files may fail, and you still have deadlines. Being calm, resourceful, and planning ahead helps you be successful and the problem-solving abilities will serve you well.