Virginia’s Community Colleges launch portal promoting online courses
CollegeAnywhereVA.org will also connect students with advisers
Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCC) announced Wednesday it would launch an online portal, CollegeAnywhereVA.org, to connect current and prospective students to the more than 10,000 online courses that are offered through its 23 member colleges.
“Virginia’s students are facing unprecedented circumstances that affect every aspect of their lives, including higher education,” VCC Chancellor Glenn DuBois said in a statement. “There’s no national consensus on when life will return to ‘normal,’ and a recent national study of high school seniors found that one in six students who intended to enroll full-time at a four-year institution are reconsidering their plans.”
Courses are available in subjects including humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and foreign language, information technology, health and medicine and business.
In addition to online courses, CollegeAnywhereVA.org will also connect current and prospective students with advisers to assist with the application and course enrollment processes.
“Our goal with CollegeAnywhereVA is to ensure that those students and any prospective student in Virginia know they can find the right course or online program through their community college,” DuBois added.
Online courses can count toward an associate degree or certificate program at a community college or count toward a degree or certificate program at another institution. VCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with private and public colleges and universities in Virginia.
VCC was founded in 1966 and currently serves approximately 270,000 students each year.