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Hybrid Courses for Students

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If you're thinking about taking a hybrid course at NOVA, this section contains key information that will help you with your decision.

What Is a Hybrid Course?

Hybrid classes at NOVA combine face-to-face and online instruction in one course.

Challenges of Hybrid Learning

Hybrid courses are a specific mode of learning that may not suit every student. Some students procrastinate more than others; some are satisfied with barely passing a course. If you are this type of person, you may find a hybrid course to be more time consuming and difficult for you.

Success Strategies for Hybrid Learning

Your hybrid course continues outside the physical walls of the classroom. You must "take it home with you" and frequently communicate and work on the course before and/or after your "in-person" class meeting during the week and possibly on the weekend, depending on how your professor has set up the course and schedule. Here are some proven success strategies:

Is a Hybrid Course Right for Me?

This short quiz will help you determine if a hybrid course is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about hybrid courses.

Letter From a Hybrid Student

Here's some helpful advice from a hybrid student.