Online courses can pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to attend classes any­time from any­where; how­ever, stud­ies show that often stu­dents are unpre­pared for the chal­lenges inher­ent with this style of delivery.

In order to help you know if you will be suc­cess­ful learn­ing in an online envi­ron­ment, please care­fully con­sider the ques­tions below prior to apply­ing for courses.

If your child can answer “YES” to most of the state­ments and ques­tions below, online learn­ing may be an attrac­tive option for your child’s edu­ca­tional needs. If your child would like to apply for a course with VTVLC, use the How to Register page to help you with the process.


Tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion my per­sonal, aca­d­e­mic, work and extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties (sports, clubs, etc), will I be able to devote as much or more time to my online class, as I do for my tra­di­tional studies?

Am I com­fort­able using the Inter­net as a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and research?

Do I own or have access to a com­puter with Inter­net access and email?

I know or am will­ing to learn how to copy, cut, and paste text/​files between programs.

I am able to learn and apply new soft­ware applications.


I am able to pri­or­i­tize tasks, orga­nize assign­ments and com­plete assigned work within a deadline.

I am grat­i­fied when I inde­pen­dently solve prob­lems and take respon­si­bil­ity for what I learn.

I pre­fer to work alone on assignments.

I learn best when I read the direc­tions, rather than an instruc­tor lec­tur­ing and giv­ing ver­bal explanations.