Online Classes Vs College Campus Classes

Are you planning on going to college this upcoming fall? If so, and if this is your first semester, you may have several questions that you want answers to. College is a totally different atmosphere from high school, and takes some time to get used to.

A lot of students debate whether they’d like to take online classes or classes at the college campus. Everyone will tell you something different, but it just depends on what you prefer. Here is what they both entail.


Online classes are what I prefer when it comes to the two. Online classes can be a time that works for you, doesn’t have to be at 8 in the morning or 8 at night, and it also allows you to sleep in. Not to mention, you don’t have to waste your gas money and drive to campus if it’s far away.

What people don’t like about them is that it’s hard to be social, and you can’t talk to someone directly. Instead, all you have is e-mail online. You can e-mail your classmates and your professor, but of course you have to wait for a response.


Campus classes are just like high school classes except you can get up and go to the bathroom when you’d like, you can leave early, and there are all different age ranges. Some people prefer this hands on experience and experience with talking to people directly.

The downside to taking campus classes is that you can only take the class when it’s available for that time and day, and that you have to drive down to the campus. Not to mention, if you already know the material being covered, you have to sit and listen anyways.

It’s totally up to what the person prefers. Everyone is different, and learns in different ways. If you like the more laid back lifestyle without having to be anywhere at a certain time, online may be for you. Although, if you like to interact and get out of the house more, campus is a better choice. Do what’s best for you and your learning capabilities.