Should you choose an online program at TCC?


1. Feeling that I am part of a physical classroom setting is:

a. very necessary.
b. somewhat important. 
c. very important. 


2. I generally:

a. get things done ahead of time. 
b. need reminders, but get things done on time. 
c. put things off until the last minute. 


3. I prefer to communicate:

a. in writing. 
b. in person, but I’m comfortable expressing myself in writing. 
c. in person, face-to-face. I do not like to write. 


4. I would classify myself as:

a. a good reader, able to understand most text material without help. 
b. an average reader. Sometimes I need help understanding the material. 
c. a slow reader. I often need help understanding text material. 


5. I think face-to-face classroom discussion:

a. is helpful, but discussion via email is equally engaging. 
b. is sometimes helpful. 
c. is vital. 


6. I generally prefer to:

a. figure out instructions myself.
b. try to follow instructions on my own, then ask for help as needed. 
c. have instructions explained or demonstrated to me. 


7. When faced with new technology such as gadgets and computer software I usually:

a. look forward to learning new skills.
b. feel some apprehension, but try it anyway. 
c. avoid working with new technology. 


8. Taking into account my professional and personal schedule, I have:

a. more time for an online course than an on-campus one since I don’t have to commute.
b. about the same amount of time for an online course as an on-campus class. 
c. even less time for an online course than an on-campus course. 


9. If I have to go to campus to take exams or complete work I:

a. would have difficulty going to campus at any time. 
b. will need to make an evening or weekend appointment. 
c. can make arrangements to do so almost anytime. 


      Total Points:


21 or more points: An online program would probably be a good fit for you.

15 to 20 points: An online course could work for you, but you should be prepared to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits to succeed. A hybrid course may be a good first step.

14 or fewer points: An online course is probably not the best way for you to learn right now. Your chance for success would be better if you enrolled in a traditional on-campus course.