What should I know before I start an online course through JCJC eLearning?
It is the student's responsibility to now the following information before enrolling in an online course:
- Admissions process and registration procedures
- Academic advising procedures
- How to add/drop and change courses
- How to withdraw from online courses
- How to access and navigate the JCPortal including class schedules
- How to access and navigate Jones Email
- How to navigate the eLearning website and Jones website for information
Can I complete the courses at my own pace?
Most of the courses are not self-paced. Students should read the course syllabus to obtain the layout/structure of the class.
What type of equipment or materials will I need for an online course?
Access to a computer
Ability to navigate web pages
Textbook (some courses use ebooks)
How many online courses can I take at one time?
Jones Junior College does not limit students in the number of online classes they can take in any given semester. Jones does have a student load policy as outlined in the catalog. Generally, a student can take up to 19 hours of classes without the Dean's approval.
What is the withdrawal policy?
The policy for Jones online courses is the same as for traditional courses. Attendance is taken in online courses. Failure to turn in assignments could result in the student's withdrawal from the course. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from a course before the refund and drop date deadlines. Students should email their eLearning instructor to withdraw from an online course. Withdrawals are not accepted by phone.
Does Financial Aid cover online classes?
Yes. The Financial Aid Office does not differentiate between online or traditional classes when it pertains to receiving funds. All questions about Financial Aid should be directed to (601) 477-4225.
What are proctored exams?
Proctored exams are the tests given at a certified testing center in Mississippi to ensure the integrity of online classes. They cannot be taken at home. This is the only time an online student will need to come to a junior/community college. Photo ID is required. Exceptions: Out-of-state residents or military personnel stationed outside of the state must arrange for an acceptable test site at their own expense. These students should use the Off-Campus Proctor Exam Request form to request a proctoring site.
Are online classes counted differently by the school? Do they show differently on my transcript?
No. Online courses count for the same amount of credit as traditional courses. They do not show any differently on a transcript. Transcripts do not indicate whether the course taken was online or traditional.
Do online courses cost more than traditional classes?
Yes. The tuition and lab fees are the same as other courses, but there is a $30.00 fee added per online course.
This is my first time taking an online course. How will I know what to do?
Each class is set up differently, but all will have the same basic elements including weekly assignments and 2-3 proctored exams. When logging into the course for the first time, students should read all announcements and the course syllabus. Most instructors have directions for the course listed in the announcements. If you have any questions at any time, email your instructor, or click NEW 2 e on the eLearning Page.