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

What type of Online student are you?

Online learning offers flexibility, and thinking about your goals now can help you be successful with less stress. Choose the student type below that matches your goals to begin planning your STLCC Online coursework.

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Online Program Students

Online program students are STLCC students who are pursuing a 100% Online Program. They take all of their courses online.
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Casual Online Students

Casual online students are pursing a traditional, face-to-face degree at STLCC, and will be taking only some of their courses online.
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Visiting Online Students

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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 mathematics assessment
  • Be ready to take College-level English (ENG 101) and Intermediate Algebra (MTH 140)
  • Have all developmental coursework completed
  • 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

Next, find your fit with our placement tests. If you don’t have previous college credit, an ACT or SAT score, or if your score doesn’t meet our criteria, you can determine your course placement eligibility through testing at our Assessment Centers. For your convenience we offer remote location assistance for the Accuplacer test.

To arrange for remote test-taking, please contact one of the offices below:


Florissant Valley

Forest Park


Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • STLCC ID number (assigned after completing the college's application for admission)
  • Drivers License or State ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number with voicemail capability

If an appointment hasn’t been scheduled for you, contact the designated ACT testing site to schedule an appointment. You are responsible for any fees charged by the testing site. Typically, a remote testing site will charge a fee of $25 to $50. Finally, when you go for testing, bring the email (with your assigned registration number), photo ID, and payment. Arrive promptly at your appointed time. Plan 30 to 40 minutes for each assessment test you are taking.

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
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 FAQ or contact us.

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Additional Resources


Contact Online Education

Stacey Y. Foster, MA

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