Cuyahoga Community College recognizes that increasing student success involves many aspects of student support beyond what is provided by the course instructor. As an online student at Cuyahoga Community College, you will have access to student services ranging from technical assistance to academic advising.
We encourage you to take full advantage of these services to help you be a successful online student and achieve your goals of graduation, transfer or training.
Online Learning courses, also known as "Distance Learning courses", follow similar application and registration procedures as traditional, on-campus courses. Visit Tri-C's Getting Started page for more details on applying and enrolling for online courses at Tri-C.
Online Attendance Policy
Students are required to login in at least two (2) times per week and submit one (1) assignment per week for the first two (2) weeks of the semester, or equivalent to the 15th day of the term. Students who have not met all attendance requirements for online courses, as described herein, within the first two weeks, or equivalent, will be considered not attending.
For more details on Tri-C’s attendance policy, and other student information, please reference your Tri-C Student Handbook.
Online students have full access the the Tri-C Library. The Tri-C Library has numerous services to help with research, finding articles, discipline specific resources, media and more.
Tri-C's Tutoring Services are FREE of charge to Tri-C students for the courses in which they are currently enrolled! Tri-C also offers 24/7 online tutoring to all of its students. Through Smarthinking you can get the help you need to continue your success as a Tri-C student.
Advising and Counseling
Online course offerings are now becoming online “programs” with online students not only needing access to high-quality courses but to high-quality support services as well.
Need help picking courses or a program? Want to make sure you stay on track to complete your degree or certificate on time? As an online student at Tri-C you have full access to our Counseling Center and eAdvising Services.
Online Costs & Fees
Tuition for online programs and courses follow the same fee structure as traditional on-campus programs and courses, however there is a $10.00 per credit hour charge for online classes. Tri-C’s tuition is among the lowest in Northeast Ohio. You can take the same general education courses offered at most four-year schools for a fraction of the cost. For more information visit the Paying for College page.
Please refer to the OLAT's Glossary for definitions of terms related to online learning. This glossary is continuously updated with new terms and definitions.