Student Experiences

Online classes take self-discipline and time management, but thousands of Monarch graduates have done it, and you can too! 

Old Dominion University has been a leader at helping students succeed at distance learning for decades, and we can help you reach your goals. 

A combination of our resources and your hard work will result in your success. And when it's your turn to walk across the stage for graduation, we'll still be cheering you on!

Young college student stands in an airy computer lab. His arms are folded and he is smiling at the camera.

I can do [class work] on my own time. I can do it at three in the morning. I can do it on my smart phone. It’s my world, and my world is crazy busy.

Sabrina Bowes, ODU Online Student
Sabrina Bowes '18 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online learning appealed to me because I could go about the class and work on my assignments at my own pace from the comfort of my own home or work.

Zach Traywick, ODU Online Student
Zack Traywick '15 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management Focus

In general, successful online learners are...

  • Able to learn independently with support
  • Disciplined about finishing class work
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Proficient readers with good comprehension
  • Comfortable communicating online with professors and peers