Next Online Undergraduate term starts: September 2, 2019
Next Online Graduate term starts: August 12, 2019
SNHU's online programs will help you clear the obstacles standing between you and your career.
Our 200+ online degree programs can help you meet your goals, navigate the financial aid process and transfer credits to get you to the finish line faster. And once you've joined the online classroom, you'll learn from instructors with real-world experience, be supported by academic advisors and prepare for the job of a lifetime with the help of our career team.
Before enrolling, you may be wondering how online programs work. Here are a few answers to questions SNHU students often have before starting classes.
Whether in-person or online, SNHU classes are designed to help prepare you for real world success.
The major difference is that SNHU online classes have no set time in which you need to be in front of your computer. This allows you the flexibility to create your own schedule. You’ll still participate – only instead of in-person lectures, it will be through weekly online assignments and discussion boards.
Online classes are no more or less difficult than campus classes – just different.
As one SNHU grad points out: “The assignments are definitely challenging, but they’re manageable.” From the support of your academic advisors and instructors, to tutoring services and the writing center, and even technology assistance from the SNHU Help Desk, we’re here to help when you need it.
There are many benefits to enrolling in online classes. SNHU believes in affordable, accessible education that caters to learners’ schedules so that you can reach your goals. Our online platform allows you to personalize your college experience to how you work best, and the projects you’ll work on and the technologies you’ll use are applicable to today’s workplace settings.
SNHU online classes are among some of the most affordable in the nation – especially since we’ve frozen SNHU online tuition rates since 2012. Earning scholarships, grants and other aid can also help you lower your costs.
At SNHU, classes don’t meet at all. That’s one of the reasons so many people are opting to become an online student. You can do each week’s assignments on your schedule, turning them in at specified deadlines throughout the week – typically Thursday and Sunday nights.
While many SNHU programs can be completed 100% online, there are exceptions. Aside from traditional campus degree programs, a few may require blended learning (both online and in-person classes). Our master’s in counseling is one such example.
If you have questions about whether your program of choice is accessible online, on campus or both, please feel free to contact us or take a look at our program finder for details.
Assignments vary throughout the programs. Students typically have a discussion board post and responses each week. Other work may include papers, individual or group projects, presentations, labs and assessments.
Online students must have the following programs, software and operating system on their computers prior to participating in their first online course.
PC (Windows OS)
Apple (Mac OS)
Please note that some programs may require additional software. To learn more about your desired program, feel free to contact us.
Want to know what it’s like to take an online course at SNHU? Find out more about the courses, support system and flexibility of an online college education.
Southern New Hampshire University is a leader in online education. Our online programs are developed by subject matter experts and professionals in online learning. Each program is designed to deliver relevant, applicable course outcomes that prepare you to succeed in the workplace.
SNHU's online instructors are industry leaders who have relevant, real-world experience and are accomplished in online learning and course delivery. You’ll have specially trained instructors in your early classes who are adept in helping you develop your skills and enhance your academic success.
The Online Writing Center offers a variety of resources to aid in all aspects of the writing process, from simple grammatical questions to more complex writing challenges.
Take advantage of free 24/7 online tutoring from Smarthinking Tutoring Services. With more than 2,000 tutors, Smarthinking can help you develop learning strategies and succeed in your classes.
A free, full-service career development team, SNHU Career offers one-on-one career counseling, webinars, resources and weekly postings from SNHU Recruit, our employment database.
Get the support you need to succeed from a dedicated academic advisor, your central go-to person who can help with everything from course recommendations to time management.
SNHU Technology Help Desk offers 24-hour tech support, 365 days a year, via phone, online form or live chat. We can help with any technical problem, software- or hardware-related.
At SNHU, we comply with the guidelines of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis for eligible students with disabilities and active duty military students who experience accessibility issues.
Need research material? Get full online access to the Shapiro Library’s collection of books and journals, plus magazines, newspapers, white papers and e-books from leading databases.
SNHU Wellness promotes wellness and fosters a healthy lifestyle by providing wellness education, information and resources to our online community.
Order your e-books and textbooks from the SNHU Online Bookstore. We’re committed to keeping costs low and providing you with the best customer experience.
Experience the programs used in the real world – before you even launch your career. SNHU offers you the technology you need in your courses in our virtual environment, a cloud-based path to software applications and virtual desktops. It’s also easy to access and saves you money.
Get involved with the SNHU community through SNHUconnect, our online student union. Designed as a virtual lounge, it’s where you can meet up with other online students, faculty and staff to share ideas, get advice and collaborate on homework projects.