Online Course Requirements

Online courses are open to advanced high school students who demonstrate the ability to work independently, have previous experience and success in an online learning environment and are ready to engage in a challenging college-level experience with Emory undergraduates.

Emory College Pre-College online summer courses have required synchronous/live sessions Monday - Friday. Students must be available to sign into and virtually attend the course online during those times (noted as the course meeting times- all times listed are local to Atlanta). Each course will also involve asynchronous material that you access on your own time in addition to standard amounts of readings and course assignments.

The amount of daily homework will vary among courses and may take up to several hours per day.

Summer College
Students should plan to spend 15-20 hours/week on this course. Please also be aware that faculty will begin corresponding with students during Week Zero of the course (one week before the official start date of the course), and that some interaction with the course may be required at that time. Students should begin checking the Canvas course site regularly one week prior to the official start of the term.


Technology needs to consider:

  • Windows or Apple operating systems
  • You will need high speed internet connection (dial up is not sufficient).
  • You will need a microphone headset and webcam.
  • Emory College Online courses utilize the Canvas platform and Zoom Video Conferencing for synchronous (live) sessions.
  • Course technology requirements (PDF)

Online Discussion Boards

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Check grammar and spelling before posting Use sarcasm, profanity or offensive language
Credit others by citing your sources Write in all caps; can be interpreted as yelling
Use standard fonts optimized for online reading & sizes that are easily readable Use slang or emoticons
Be concise

Share private or sensitive information


During Synchronous Class Meetings

  • Keep video on whenever possible
    • if you are having internet issues, please contact your instructor as soon as possible
  • Check browsers and documents before sharing
    • avoid sharing content that is inappropriate for class
  • Use virtual backgrounds to protect your privacy
  • Dress appropriately, as you would for face-to-face class
  • Use mute function in a large class when you are not talking
  • Wait until the person finishes talking before you start to talk