Individual Studies (A.A. and A.S.)

Online Degree Option

The Individual Studies online degree is designed for the college student who wishes to pursue a totally self-structured program of study independent of the traditional college environment by completing 100 percent of their coursework from Hudson Valley Community College online. As a student in a self-structured program, the ability to articulate career and transfer plans are critical to successful academic planning and course selection.

A successful online student is an independent learner who is self-disciplined and motivated, with strong time management skills and effective communication skills. Online students should also be comfortable with web-based instruction and digital communication technology.

An important note about tuition for online students who live outside New York State: Students residing outside New York State who take online courses exclusively will be charged New York State resident rates. For more information, contact the Cashier's office.

Steps to Enroll Online

Apply online using the college's WIReD system at

After you complete the application process, you will receive a confirmation letter. Following your application, we also request that you contact the Department via email to connect with an academic advisor.

Our online advisors are Jennifer Eaton and Thomas Vandermeulen, and advisor assignments are based upon the first letter of your last name.
Last name starts with A-H: Jennifer Eaton,
Last name starts with I-Z: Thomas Vandermeulen:

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Important Additional Information

  • The Individual Studies online degree program may accept up to 30 applicable credits from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Degrees are conferred as either Associates in Arts (A.A.) or Associates in Sciences (A.S.)
  • Successful students will make independent use of career and transfer support services to develop clear academic plans and ensure that course selections meet intended goals.
  • Please note that not all courses are offered every semester, and there are limited online choices for some of the desired courses. With careful planning with an academic advisor, students can successfully plan their online degree requirements.