Do Online Students Have Access to the Same Resources as On-Campus Students?

Resources and Services Right at Your Fingertips

Earning a degree is no small feat. It takes initiative, persistence, organization, and engagement, which is why it’s important to choose the option that maximizes your chances of success. At University of Cincinnati Online, we’re fully invested in helping you achieve your personal and professional goals, offering comprehensive student support designed to make your academic experience as valuable and fulfilling as possible. As a Bearcat learning remotely, you’ll have the same degree, same expert instructors, and same resources as any on-campus student — just in a virtual format. From learning tips and tricks to online services and everything in between, our library of student resources has everything you need for a successful school year, all at your fingertips.

Our wide range of online support services include:

  • Academic Writing Center: The Academic Writing Center provides you with free writing assistance through trained writing tutors who can provide feedback on papers six pages or less within 48 hours.
  • Alumni networking opportunities: With more than 315,000 alumni worldwide, you’ll find Bearcats everywhere. Whether it’s cheering, volunteering, or networking, the UC Alumni Association’s national chapters are here to connect you and bring the Bearcat bond to wherever you are.
  • Canvas Tutorials: Canvas has created guides on every possible topic — you can access student guides to find out more information on assignments, discussions, quizzes, the Canvas app, groups, and more.
  • Career development resources: All UC students can participate in career exploration, planning and development, and so much more. Whether you’re writing your resumé or interviewing for your next big job, we’re here to help.
  • Career coaching: We’re here for you and what’s important to you, and we can help with a wide range of things from career exploration to planning for your job search. This service is available at no cost to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: We take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help you identify tools, resources, and strategies to meet your mental health goals. Whether you’re looking for continued support, or need only one meeting, we’re here to assist you on your Bearcat journey.
  • LinkedIn Learning: This resource offers dynamic video tutorials for learning software, programming, business and creative skills, study skills, and more — all free to UC faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students.
  • Online Library: Whether onsite or online, we continue to connect students, faculty, researchers, and scholars to dynamic data, information, and resources.
  • Student Success Coordinators: Our team of student success coordinators support you from the time you confirm your spot in a program all the way through graduation. This support includes anything you may need — from connecting you to key resources, helping you navigate the online study platform, or explaining how to contact your professors in an online environment.
  • Technology and Access Guides: Access to technology and a reliable internet connection are just two of the things you need when learning remotely. To help you make the most of your education, we provide whatever assistance you need to ensure a smooth online experience.
  • Testing Services: This resource is designed to help you reach your educational and professional goals by providing secure and convenient testing services following the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.
  • Tutoring Services: We bring together faculty, best practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming.

“The best part of the MSIT online program is before the program actually starts. The admission coordinators and program advisors are amazing; I had my doubts about getting back to being a student after almost a decade, but their help and advising made the transition easy.”

—Trupti R., MS Information Technology

Why Should I Choose UCO?

Here at UC Online, we’re proud to not just offer you a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience but to individually design your virtual learning to sharpen the skills you need to achieve your professional goals — at your schedule and pace. Named among the top tier of the best universities in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Cincinnati Online has a reputation for producing driven, impactful graduates through engaging, world-class curricula. From transformational leaders to our nationally recognized faculty and staff, we prove the connections to help you collaborate with new people, discover new ideas, and kickstart your career.

Explore Our Resources

Juggling school, a career, and a family can be challenging. That’s why we provide the resources, services, and experts you need to support you through your academic journey. We’ll guide you through each step of the admissions process, assist you with course selection, answer your questions, and keep you on your path toward degree completion.

So — are you ready to learn more? Explore our online resources to discover how you can achieve your goals with a degree from the University of Cincinnati Online; or take the first step in advancing your career by beginning your application today.

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