A Readiness checklist for 
Online Course Work at
Monroe Community

Suny Learning Center
The following checklist is an interactive tool to help you decide if you are ready for online course work. To use the checklist, simply answer "Yes" or "No" to each of the statements listed. Be as honest with yourself as you can, and decide for yourself if online education is for you!
1. I am self-motivated. Yes No
2. I am a good "Time-manager". Yes No
3. I am capable of self-discipline. Yes No
4. I can capably read for comprehension. Yes No
5. I am goal directed – If I set my sights on an end result, I usually achieve it. Yes No
6. I am confident in my academic abilities. Yes No
7. I do not give up easily, even when confronted with obstacles. Yes No
8. I believe I am responsible for my own education – what I learn is ultimately my responsibility. Yes No
9. I have commuting problems. Yes No
10. I have conflicts with work, athletics or child care and school schedules. Yes No
11. I have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Yes No
12. I am willing to try something new. Yes No
13. I am willing to work in a non-structured environment. Yes No
14. I am willing to express my opinion in writing. Yes No
15. I am willing to actively participate in the learning process by doing tasks, projects, etc. Yes No


If you answered "Yes" to at least 12 of the statements, online courses may be right for you!

If you answered "Yes" to fewer than 12 statements, rethink your reasons for wanting to enroll in an online course. Decide now if you still feel comfortable with this style of instruction and capable of learning this way.

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