Below is a compilation of questions and answers frequently asked about online courses at Fisher College. If you need further answers or explanation, please contact the Fisher Online staff.

Female StudentGeneral Questions & Answers

  • Just what is an online course?
  • Why try this approach?
  • Are online courses "real" college courses?
  • How do online courses differ from their classroom-based counterparts?
  • Why would I want to take an online course?
  • What are the minimum requirements to take an online class?
  • Am I suited for online learning?
  • What can I expect from an online course?


  • What length of time will I have to complete the course?
  • Do I need to go to a campus to take a final exam?
  • May I receive college credit by taking CLEP exams?
  • How do I obtain my course materials?
  • How will I get library materials and use library resources?
  • What if I am not a degree-seeking student and want to take online courses?


  • How much does a class cost?
  • What about refunds for withdrawing from the class?
  • Is financial aid available?
  • What is the Fisher College, Title IV Institution Code Number?


  • How do online courses work?
  • Is prior computer experience necessary to enroll in an online course?
  • What will I need To take an online course?
    Computer Hardware
    Computer Software


  • If I have problems involving course content, will I have someone to contact
    for help?
  • Is technical assistance available, if I have problems with Blackboard?????
  • What additional support services are available to online students?
    Academic Advising
    Career Services
    Fisher College Library

Getting Started

  • Applying to a degree or certificate program
  • Registering for courses
  • Purchasing textbooks, software, and course materials
  • How to log on to your virtual classroom

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