What is eLearn?
eLearn is a free online program for anyone who is studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma by passing the HiSET (formerly GED) and who also wants to transition to college and career pathways.
These classes are delivered entirely online. Therefore, you can study and complete you coursework on your own schedule. All you need it a computer (not just a smartphone) with internet access and the ability to manage your time effectively.
Online classes provide a great opportunity to set your own schedule and drive your own education forward. However, they can also be challenging in a few ways.
There are two types of test you’ll be required to take in eLearn:
- College Transition Programs use the TABE test (at registration and throughout the semester) to help you measure your programs in reading comprehension, language, and math.
- The Official HiSET is what you need to pass in order to earn your high school equivalency diploma. You’ll be able to speak with your eLearn coach about HiSET testing at any point during the semester.
All College Transition Programs eLearn students will be paired with a success coach that is there to help you. Your coach will check-in weekly and help you navigate all aspects of the CTP eLearn HiSET preparation program.
Please note that a Gmail account is required to register. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account at www.gmail.com
All applications will be processed through this page. Once your application is received, you will receive additional details on how to finalize your application.
Please note that the online program is popular and space is limited, so we cannot guarantee that space will be available for all applicants.
If accepted, you will receive an email with details about when you will need to attend an in-person orientation session on the main campus of Bossier Parish Community College. Make sure you apply with a Gmail address that you check regularly.
What do the online classes look like?
The internet is loaded with various resources to help you build you reading, writing, and math skills. The College Transition Programs eLearn HiSET preparation program at BPCC utilizes a variety of those resources, including articles, videos, audio files, games, interactive lessons, and discussion boards to keep you connected with and learning alongside you digital classmates.
In addition to participating in adaptive math classes online and ongoing reading/writing courses, you will also participate in regularly scheduled coaching sessions. You eLearn coach will work with you to set goals, work on time management, and share resources to help you be successful.
You will also have the option of designing your own digital literacy project; this could be in the form of building a website, contributing to a blog, creating engaging PowerPoint presentations, or any other computer project you would like to practice. Your eLearn success coach will help you develop this project and its goals.
What if I have a question or encounter a problem? Is there an instructor available to help me?
YES! You will actually be enrolled in a course with other students and an instructor that you can contact as needed. You will be able to chat and email with your fellow classmates, and your instructor will always be available by chat, email, phone, and video conferencing! And, your instructor and coach will be checking in with you on a regular basis to help you stay focused and motivated.
So, even though the courses are online, you will have a wide range of support available to you including your classmates and our eLearn instructors and tutors!
How long does the program take to complete?
This question is tough to answer since every student is unique, and it also depends on how much effort you put forth. You will have a better idea of how ready you are to take the HiSET exam once you complete the placement testing process (TABE assessment). Your success coach will help you understand your test scores and work with you to set short and long term academic, professional, and personal goals.
Remember, all of CTP’s elearn courses are always free; so regardless of how long it takes you to get fully prepared for the exam, you can stay in the program as long as you want (and as long as you remain in good standing by completing your weekly course requirements).
What if I have more questions?
CTP’s elearn HiSET Prep program requires a two-part registration process: New Student registration and completion of a basic computer skills assessment.
You must attend two registration appointments in order to complete this process.
Registration is every Friday (except for holidays) at 8:30am in Building D, Classroom 215 A, and the first (151) Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm in Building D, Classroom 215 A.
Once you have completed registration, you will be required to attend an orientation session on BPCC’s Main Campus.
You will also meet on campus every few months for ongoing testing to help measure progress and figure out which classes to take.