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Online Education

Whether you are beginning work on an online degree or certificate program or taking one or two courses online to accommodate your busy schedule, Online Education can help you prepare for success.

What Courses are Available Online?

Search the class schedule for online courses that are right for you.
After you select a semester, choose "Online" as the location type to see available online courses.

Search for Online Classes

Is Online Learning Right for Me?

While online learning can be a convenient way to take the classes you need, it requires time and discipline. Online course outcomes are identical to that of a face-to-face class on the same topic, but the course content is not. The workload can be more demanding than a regular face-to-face class in that you have to be a self-directed learner, stay motivated, and stay on top of your workload independently. We are here to support you through every step of the process.

All students pursuing online programs must meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED/HiSet
  • Complete the English, reading and math placement test or have your ACT/SAT score
  • Have all developmental coursework completed
  • Be ready to take college-level English (ENG 101) and college-level Math
  • Complete the Online Student Readiness Assessment

A Notice for Out-of-State Students

As a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), St. Louis Community College has reciprocal agreements with most states to allow students living in those states to take courses online. Residents of California should not apply for an online program at St. Louis Community College.

Become an Online Student

Now that you've determined online is right for you, use the following guide to start now.


First, you will need to apply to St. Louis Community College. You will need to have completed the following:

  • High school diploma or GED/HiSet
  • English, reading and mathematics assessment
    • Be ready to take college-level English (ENG 101) and Intermediate Algebra (MTH 140)
    • Have all developmental coursework completed

Apply Now

Online Readiness and Course Placement

STLCC has a few options to determine your readiness for college-level coursework, contact one of the STLCC Testing Centers for more information about student assessment and course placement.

Placement Testing at a Distance

Online students or students who cannot travel to one of the STLCC Testing Centers have two placement testing options: remote site testing (in-person testing at an approved Accuplacer location near you) or virtual online proctoring, which allows you to take a placement test just about anywhere - even at home. Contact one of the STLCC Testing Centers to assist you in setting up your test.

Speak with your academic advisor or visit our registration page to register for your online courses.

Register Now

Online learning can be a convenient way to take the classes you need, but it requires time and discipline. Before you apply, we recommend taking our Online Learner assessment to learn more about yourself, online learning, and how to succeed. It takes about 30 minutes to finish, but you may log out and complete it later if necessary. Your score will not prevent you from registering for online classes.

After the assessment, you will receive a score report which will help you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, provide resources to help you succeed, and provide help related to each area covered in the assessment.

To take the assessment, visit stlcc.smartermeasure.com.
Log into the assessment using
Username: online
Password: learner

Take the Assessment Test

After you login, you will receive an email from SmarterMeasure with a PIN number that will allow you to log back in later or view your results again. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your results, contact the Office of Online Student Services.

To successfully participate in online courses, you will need access to a computer with reliable internet access.

You may also need programs from Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which is available to all currently registered credit students at no additional cost.

Free Microsoft Resources

For IT help please contact our IT HelpDesk.

If you have any questions about becoming an online learner, please see our FAQs or contact us.

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Additional Resources

Ally is available in Blackboard

The Ally tool provides format options of files that your instructor uploads to your course. You can open the alternative format menu to choose a file format the meets your needs.

Do you read on your phone or tablet, use a screen reader, like to annotate and highlight, or listen to an audio version?  Ally automatically generates “alternative formats” from your original course files, and makes them available for download so that you can engage with course content in a way that works best for you.

Check out this Ally Quick Start Guide for students!

Stay Connected

To help us all stay better connected, we have developed a page of contact information for our major student service areas and introduced a new chat feature.

Get Connected

Free Campus WiFi

We have also set up free WiFi for our students, faculty and staff in specific parking lots on our Florissant Valley (see FV map), Forest Park (see FP map), Meramec (see MC map), and Wildwood (see WW map) campuses.

Free Campus WiFi Info

How Are You?

Experiencing this pandemic has not been easy. Please take a few of minutes to let us know how you are doing and what STLCC can do to help you succeed.

Let Us Know


Contact Online Education

Stacey Y. Foster, MA 314-513-4771 sfoster@stlcc.edu
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