Georgia Highlands College


GHC has online options for busy adults!  Adding school to the commitments you already have requires balancing family, work, community, and other activities.  It may seem overwhelming at first, but with desire, persistence, and help from GHC’s professors, advisors, and professional staff, you can get and stay on track toward college completion.

Online options at GHC include web-based, eCore, eClassroom, and hybrid courses. While there are unique requirements within each type of course, they provide a set of flexible alternatives to the traditional college classroom that affords the adult learner the opportunity to find the best fit in course selection.

Tools and Resources

eLearning Quiz:  What to Expect from Your Online Class

We want you to be prepared for online coursework so we've designed this short tutorial that is required of all online students.  This assessment takes just minutes to complete yet provides a foundation for what to expect in your online class.  Once you have completed the quiz, you'll be ready to register for online classes!

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Did you know that you could possibly use work and/or life experience to earn college credits through portfolio assessment?  Or that you could take an exam in a particular subject to receive credit--and not have to take the course while also saving money at the same time? For more information about portfolio assessment, please contact us.  Additional ways to take advantage of PLA:

Departmental Exams

CLEP Exams

Military Credit

SmarterMeasure Readiness Check

This assessment, offered by the University System of Georgia's service, GeorgiaONmyLINE, is a tool which helps you determine your level of readiness for taking online or technology rich courses.  SmarterMeasure provides instant, detailed information with easy to interpret graphs and text that provide pointers on how to manage your time and be successful overall in your online classes.  And best of all, you choose which sections you want to complete based on your time.  You can even save your progress and come back to it later.  

NOW - Nights Online Weekends Program

Although online classes and programs are perfect for many busy adults, some find a commitment to fully-online work intimidating.  GHC has another option as well; the NOW program.  Combining hybrid class formats with some on-campus and fully online components, the NOW program enables regular face-to-face contact, a path to an associate degree, and preparation for exciting options (both online and face-to-face at GHC campuses) for completing bachelor's degrees,   Contact the NOW Coordinator for more information!

GHC Adult Learning Site

Additional resources for adult learners at GHC are available at our Adult and Veteran Affairs site.

GHC Military and Veterans Services

If you are looking for military or veterans services, you can find more information at the Military & Veterans Services site.

University System of Georgia Resources

The University System of Georgia is rich with resources for adult learners.  To see more, try the GeorgiaONmyLINE adult learner site.



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