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Taking Online Courses: Information for Students

Hunter College offers courses in different instructional modes ranging from in person to fully online. Some courses have sections of the same course offered as in person, hybrid or online, allowing students to choose their preferred mode of instruction. There is no difference in the credit earned for courses taught in the different modalities.



  1. What is a hybrid course? What is an online course?
  2. How do I register for a hybrid or online course?
  3. Is a hybrid or online course for me?
  4. How can I succeed in a hybrid or online course?
  5. Where can I find help?



What is a hybrid course? What is an online course?

A hybrid or online course is any course in which some class meetings are replaced with online meetings or activities. The CUNY registrars use the terms below to designate the mode of instruction in the courses. Courses with online components are those designated as Partially Online, Hybrid, Online, and Fully Online.

  • In-Person: No course assignments and no required activities delivered online.
  • Web-Enhanced: No scheduled class meetings are replaced, but some of the course content and assignments, as well as required or optional activities, are online.
  • Partially online: Up to 32% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • Hybrid (Blended): Between 33% and 80% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • Online: More than 80% but less than 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • Fully online: 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. All of the class work, including exams, is online.


How do I register for a hybrid or online course?

If you want to register for courses with online components, search for them in the online schedule of classes at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/registration/registration. After choosing the college, semester, and course subject, open the Additional Search Criteria list and choose a mode of instruction. Then, follow instructions for registering for courses using CUNYfirst.

Mode of Instruction



Is a hybrid or online course right for me?

Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to think about yourself as a learner and see whether an online class is a good fit for you. Complete this survey for a self-assessment. Your answers to the questions can guide your thinking and help you decide whether or not to take an online course.

 


Where can I find help?

Hunter students have access to a wide range of advising and support resources, including:

Learning Centers

One Stop for Students

  • The One Stop for Students website brings together a host of combined online services and information in the areas of Registration, Financial Aid, Records and Transcripts, and Advising for undergraduate students. Information for other student/unique populations (graduate, non-degree, parents, etc.) is available under "Info for" links at the bottom of the OneStop page.