Evening or Online: Which Classes Are Right for You?

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Continuing your education is a fantastic way to find your purpose. But before you can start your classes, you’ll need to decide if you want to take them in-person or online. Keep reading for tips on making this choice:

Look at Your Schedule

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing between evening and online classes is your schedule. If your schedule in the evenings is consistently busy, then evening classes might not work for you. Online classes follow schedules that are much more flexible than their in-person counterparts, making it easier for students to focus on classwork during a time that works for their schedules.

Find Out Your Learning Style

Do you learn better when you’re sitting in a classroom or do you find it easier to absorb information when you read and study on your own? Your preferred learning style is an essential element to think about when choosing your class modality. Evening classes are great for students who prefer face-to-face contact with their instructors. Online classes might be a better fit for students who feel more confident taking a larger role in their own lessons.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Technology has made it easier than ever for people to work academics into their lives. Even if the evening schedule doesn’t work for your lifestyle, you can enroll in classes and work on earning your degree by choosing online classes. These classes can also be a great choice for students who prefer a little more privacy due to their health, personality or other lifestyle needs. GCU makes it possible for you to find classes that work for you, regardless of whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. 

If you’re ready to decide between evening and online classes, you’ll be able to find both here at GCU. You can get more information by visiting our website or clicking the green Request More Information button found at the top of this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.