Elms College offers certificates, associates degrees, and bachelor’s degree programs 100% online. Whether you’re at home, on the road, or balancing work and personal demands, Elms Online can help you advance your education to reach your professional goals, finish your degree, change your career, or advance in your career.

The Elms Online programs meet all the general requirements of Elms College and are taught by Elms College and community college partner campus faculty- your online accredited certificate or degree is the same our on-campus students receive.

How It Works

  • You enter the program with required associate’s degree or course prerequisites
  • Satisfy the Elms’ core requirements
  • Complete your specific degree program course requirements.
  • When you complete your selected program you are awarded the appropriate certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Program Schedule

  • All programs follow a cohort model. Students progress through the courses and curriculum with a core group of students providing a network for formal and informal peer interaction and networking.
  • You complete your coursework in ten-eight week sessions over a 20-month period.
  • Classes start late August/early September of each academic year and continue throughout the calendar year.

Who Can Apply?

Students who have earned an associate’s degree from any accredited institution are eligible to apply to the bachelor’s degree completion programs. All programs must satisfy the specific program course prerequisites.

Elms College reserves the right to accept students based on state eligibility requirements. States require authorization for outside states to operate online programs within their borders; authorization requirements vary from state to state. If you are not a resident of Massachusetts, you should check your state regulations regarding online degrees.

Are you new to online learning?

Students complete online classes at a time and pace most convenient to their schedule. SLPA courses also includes discussion forums scheduled weekly in real-time/synchronous, online and videoconferencing chats.

Elms College uses Moodle, an e-learning platform to deliver all course content: syllabi, blogs, chats, Adobe Connect access or similar web interface, class meeting notes, quizzes, tests, grades, lessons, presentations, and evaluations, to list a few. Using Moodle, Elms Online students can work collaboratively online, sharing course materials, group assignments and projects. Online classroom technology support is provided by Elms College IT staff.

Minimum Technology Requirements for Online Courses



1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8


512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Internet Browser


Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Other Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+
Processor 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
Memory 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Operating System Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Internet Browser Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Other Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+
Apple Supported devices


iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (4th & 5th generations)
Apple Supported iOS iOS 6 and higher
Android supported devices


Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4, Nexus 7 tablet
Internet Browser


Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Android supported OS 2.3.4 and higher