Online FAQs

Below are a few of our Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to contact our Online Programs team with any additional questions.

How much time can I expect to spend a week on classes?

The typical amount of “in class” (taking quizzes, responding to discussions, etc) time is 37.5 hours per semester and “out of class” (reading textbooks, writing papers, etc) time is 75 hours per semester. For an 8 week, 3 credit hour class it would be between 4 and 5 hours of in class work per week and between 9 and 10 hours of out of class work per week. This can vary some student to student depending on the speed at which you read or take quizzes.

How do I apply?

If you have completed more than 12 credit hours of college credit (other than dual enrollment), you can find the application requirements here. Otherwise, click here. If you still have questions, call Sara Rowland at 706-244-0214.

What kind of technology will I use?

You will need internet access for your online classes. We do not require any webcam or other technology for the program but, some classes may ask you to record a video or audio of yourself for an assignment. Our digital classrooms are Mac and PC friendly.

Who helps me if I have a problem?

You can contact your advisor for any academic questions regarding classes and registration. If you have a question about something wrong in Course Pages, you may contact the Online Department. If you have a technical issue you may also contact to email the IT staff for help.

What does an average class schedule look like?

Many students will take two courses every 8 weeks during the fall and spring semesters and then two in the summer semester. We consider that an average course load for students to take. You may choose to take classes to suit your needs such as one class at a time and none in the summer. Your financial aid will depend on the number of courses you do take during a given time.

What happens when classes begin?

During the first few days of a semester, there is a required “check-in” for all online classes. Many professors will have an activity such as an introduction forum or syllabus quiz for students to complete to see who is intending on taking the course. Failure to complete the activity could result in a student being dropped from a class.

How do I order books?

On myTFC there is a green and blue textbook icon on the left-hand side. This will take you to the bookstore website where you can find all of the textbooks for your courses in the current and upcoming semester. There is also a link to the textbook website on our website under links for current students. It is the goal of Toccoa Falls College to provide the same services and opportunities to online students that are available to residential students. Below is information and contacts for the services and opportunities that are available to our online students.