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Chris chose WVU Online because it allows him to continue to work full time and it was reasonably priced. Also, in the event he wants or needs to visit Morgantown, the trip is not too far from his home in Central Virginia.
“I had no idea I was becoming a part of such an inclusive university. The instruction is first class and I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful that I am a student at WVU.”
“I wanted to get a degree in higher education and WVU’s program was 100% online. I also wanted a degree from a large public university, and West Virginia fit well.”
Chris’s advice to other online students is to create a schedule for yourself that puts you ahead, so that there will be little stress if technology issues occur while working online.
He also recommends reaching out to your professors as soon as possible to establish a line of communication.
“I did not experience a feeling of lack of engagement. The professors are exceptional with feedback and being available for discussions. However, I believe it is the student’s job to create more engagement. Reach out to your professors early. If professors have online office hours, drop in even if you are doing fine in the course."
“I can’t stress enough that communication is key in online learning. It is your way to connect to instructors, classmates, and the institution.”