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.
Programs 50% or More Online
- Addictions Study, CS
- Child and Family Development, AAS
- Clinical Coding, CP
- Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, AAS/CP
- Culinary Arts, AAS
- Cybersecurity, AAS/CP
- Database Developer, CP
- General Fine Arts, AFA
- Health Information Management, AAS
- Hospitality Management, AAS
- Human Services, AAS
- Legal Studies for the Paralegal, AAS/CP
- Life Science Laboratory Assistant, CS
- Photography, AFA
- Software Developer, AAS
- Teaching, AAT
- Web Developer, CS
Which 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.
To request an override or late entry into an online course, complete the Request for Online Course Override form. Please note submission of the form does not guarantee approval. Please read the form comments carefully.
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:
- Have a High school diploma or GED/HiSet
- Have completed the English, reading and math placement test or have a recent ACT/SAT score
- Have all developmental coursework completed
- Are ready to take college-level English (ENG 101) and college-level Math
- Have completed the Online Student Readiness Assessment
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. For more information review our State Authorization information pages.
How to 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
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.
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
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.
For IT help please contact our IT HelpDesk.
Online Education FAQs
Still not sure if online education is right for you? See our frequently asked questions.
How to Be a Successful Online Student
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