Examine your purpose for taking a Distance education course and assess your skills.
Do you have the self-discipline to be an independent scholar? Are your reading and writing skills up to the prerequisite levels required for the course? What are your long-term goals? If you aren't sure about yourself in some of these areas, your instructor or Susan Kennedy, Distance Education Coordinator 276.523.7488 can help you clarify objectives and focus your efforts.
Is Distance Education for you? (Courtesy of Lynne Schrum, UGA)
How well will online courses fit your circumstances and your lifestyle?
Register for Class
New Students - If you are enrolling in your first class at MECC, have not been a student here for more than two years, or have any changes (i.e. name or address) you will need to apply for admission or update your application to the College before enrolling in a distance education course. Contact Enrollment Services/Admission to begin.
Returning Students - If you are currently a student at MECC and enrolled in a program of study, contact your advisor. If you are not enrolled in a program and do not have an advisor, you can contact Susan Kennedy Distance Education Coordinator for guidance at 276.523.7488.
Please consult the MECC Catalog & Student Handbook for more detailed information or contact Enrollment Services or Susan Kennedy Distance Education Coordinator.
Details about your instructor, assignment, testing procedures, and other important aspects of video and online courses are provided for you in the course materials. E-mail or phone your instructor right away.
Orientation dates are listed in MECC's Class Schedule.
You can purchase the correct course study guides, texts, and other required materials through the MECC Bookstore (located in Holton Hall). You may purchase texts in person, by phone at 276.523.2400 ext. 270 or online. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the MECC Bookstore. Charge cards are accepted. Books can be shipped to your home or office, but there is a shipping charge. When purchasing materials, please make the bookstore aware that you are enrolled in distance education courses.
DVDs are on reserve at the Mountain Empire Community College campus library and available for distance education students to checkout. Students who reside outside of the MECC service area can contact Susan Kennedy to obtain the DVDs.
Technical Requirements for Online Courses
Acceptable Email Accounts