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Alfred State online is built for the real world. Courses are taught using industry standards informed by employer demand, and learning takes place on your schedule, wherever you are.

Looking for an edge in your field? Need more flexibility to finish your degree? We offer four fully online degree majors, two online certificate programs, and a bevy of credit and non-credit courses.

Work with classmates from around the world. Get real time, meaningful feedback from faculty. Benefit from more than 30 years of distance-learning expertise. With Alfred State online, you can experience the freedom to access reading materials and discussion boards any time of day or night. Don't want to wait? Most courses begin several times throughout the year. Enroll now.

How It Works

Our programs are constantly evolving based on employer demand, so our students gain the sought-after skills that will propel them into the future. How do we know what's hot? Our faculty have years of professional experience in their fields and they mine those connections, staying on the cutting-edge of their fields and passing that knowledge—and often those connections—on to you.

Our faculty love what they do and truly want you to succeed. That's why our classes are challenging and our curriculums are real. By the time you take your first steps in your chosen field, you'll already be three steps ahead.

You can take a full load of four to five classes per semester or choose to take one or two classes at a time that fits with your schedule. Non-credit courses are ongoing and start whenever you're ready. Credit courses are taught using the Blackboard Online Learning System. Courses must be taken on a computer with high-speed Internet.


Financial Aid consideration is available for online majors. Awards are determined by financial need based on data provided by the student on the FAFSA. Apply early!

Services to Assist You

Busy professionals and students with tight schedules are our forte. Don't let your hectic calendar hold you back. Alfred State Online is made for people who need options.

Academic Support

Students in our online programs are just like our traditional students—they may need academic support, want to reach out to other students, need help with a career search after graduation, or want to sign up for online tutoring sessions in math and writing. Whether you're a matriculated student (accepted, and enrolled in a degree-granting program), non-matriculated student, or prospective student, you can contact our Online Education Office anytime, and we'll fill in the blanks.

Guide to Success

With programs built on cutting-edge knowledge, Alfred State online will help you sharpen your resume and gain the edge on your peers and find the career path that's made for you. But, before you get started, we want to make sure you have everything you need. Each student who takes an online course at Alfred State must successfully complete the student readiness course prior to course access.

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