Emory College Online

Easy tips to find all online courses:

  • Be sure to choose the correct options in each drop-down menu for the Term, Career and Instruction Method as shown below
Screen shot of the course Atlas showing Summer 2020 for the term, Emory College for Career and distance learning for instruction method
  • Search results will show 59 courses
  • Class Notes will confirm "This is an online course."

 Button that says course atlas

A webinar was held on Tuesday, March 26, and we encourage all students to watch the recording.

This webinar is for all students enrolled in an Emory College Online summer course and students interested in learning more. We will cover:

  • What to expect in an Emory College Online summer course
  • Time and technology commitments
  • Best practices for success in an Emory College Online summer course
  • Q&A
Click/tap the button below to start the video.

Whether you're an Emory, Oxford or transient student we have online courses available to fit your busy summer schedule.


Opens February 7, 2020. You may directly enroll in the course through OPUS.

Drop / Add

You may drop the course. To avoid academic and/or financial penalty, you must drop the course on OPUS before drop/add ends, May 19, 2020 (first session) or June 30, 2020 (second session).

Emory and Oxford Students

Students must be aware of course dates and class meeting times in order to consider enrollment in a Study Abroad Program or course on campus.

Enrollment Online and Study Abroad

You may enroll and take an Emory College online course if the dates of the online course do not overlap with your summer study abroad program dates. You may not take an online course while you are out of the country on an Emory summer study abroad program. You may enroll in a summer school course either prior to your departure or when you return.

Enrollment Online and On Campus

You may enroll in both an online course and a course offered on campus as long as the class meeting times do not conflict.

Transient Students

Transient (non-degree seeking students from other institutions) who wish to enroll in courses in Emory College of Arts and Sciences during the summer must apply and be admitted as a transient student. Transient students must complete and submit the online Emory Transient Study Application.

The following policies and eligibility requirements apply to Emory and Oxford College Students Only

Emory College of Arts and Sciences students are eligible to enroll in Emory College online courses within the guidelines set forth by the Educational Policy Committee.

  1. Students must be matriculated in Emory College of Arts and Sciences or Oxford College.
  2. Students must be in good academic standing.
  3. Students may enroll in no more than six online courses over their career at Emory.
  4. Emory or Oxford students may not enroll in an online course while studying abroad in the Emory Summer Study Abroad Program.
  5. The 2020 summer academic calendar and policies apply to Emory College Online.

Tuition and Fees

Students are assessed $1,327 per credit hour. Most online courses are 3-4 credit hours.

In addition, a $50 technology fee will be assessed to all students. The online courses offered during the summer are either three or four credit hours.

Financial Aid

Yes, Emory students may be eligible to receive additional financial aid for the summer.  You must be enrolled at least six hours (online and/or on campus) and have completed the FAFSA and PROFILE applications. A separate summer application is not necessary. Financial Aid awards will be based on the number of credit hours your summer enrollment. The Office of Financial Aid will email you when your financial aid award is ready to view in OPUS.

What are the class meeting times noted in OPUS for the  Emory College online courses? Are these optional?

Before you enroll in an online course, please note the class meeting days & times on OPUS to ensure you will be available at that time. During these required times (Eastern Standard time EST) you must log on to the course in Blackboard or through Zoom (per the instructor's directions) to meet with your instructor and class members for lecture, discussion, question and answers, and other course requirements. 

These synchronous sessions are not available at alternate times and should be viewed in much the same way that one would schedule for on-campus face-to-face course meeting times.

In addition to these synchronous course meeting times, each course will require students to access additional course material asynchronously (i.e. on your own time) daily and to complete assignments and readings.  Just as with an on-campus summer course, students should expect to spend a total of 15-20 hours per week on the course.

What do I need to  know prior to the first class meeting time?

Your professor will email the entire class roster during the week prior to the start of the course. You will be given specific suggestions for logging on and a brief overview of any technical requirements or course specifics.  All students enrolled in Emory College Online summer courses are also required to complete a brief orientation module through Canvas in the weeks before the course begins.  Students will receive more information via email. 

Please ensure that you have access to a personal computer with a high-speed internet connection. The computer should be equipped with a camera (or you will need to have an external camera attached to the computer).  Finally, all students will need to use headphones and a microphone during the synchronous sessions. 

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)