Going to a large classroom would mean lots of students vying for attention. Melissa wondered: wouldn’t taking a class online mean even less access to instructors? “My worries were unfounded,” says Melissa. “My professors have been amazing.”
Melissa Clement wasn’t sure if taking University of Wisconsin Colleges courses online was for her. Her high school’s Youth Options program offered students the opportunity to take college courses online, which sounded cool. But going to a large classroom would mean lots of students vying for attention. With that stereotype in mind, Melissa wondered: wouldn’t taking a class online mean even less access to instructors? Despite her doubts, she decided to give it a try.
“My worries were unfounded,” says Melissa. “My professors have been amazing at responding to my questions quickly and have kept in touch with a flow of feedback and encouragement. The decision to participate was one of the best that I have made this year.”
Now she’s taking multiple English courses through UW Colleges Online, in addition to her Advanced Placement classes back at high school. Experiencing the rigor of a college-level education—and having the opportunity to explore different areas of study before she starts her freshman year at UW-Stevens Point this coming fall—has given Melissa an edge she couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.
“UW Colleges Online exposed me to new ideas and majors, which helps me save money in the long run because I will now be able to decide on a major with more confidence than I had before the UW Colleges Online course,” says Melissa. “Taking courses through UW Colleges Online has prepared me not only for college, but for my future.”