How Online Classes Work

DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management offer online classes so you can achieve your educational and professional goals in a way that fits your schedule. You can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate from an accredited university with courses available year-round. Whether you’re taking classes while working full-time, raising children or serving in the military, we offer the solutions you need to learn anywhere, anytime.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

You’re never too busy to achieve your goals. Our online classes meet you where you are—home, work or on-the-go. Learn more about our flexible options.


You’ll also have access to a variety of resources available both in person and on the web:

  • Student Services to answer your questions about resources and how to access them.
  • Academic Advisors via phone and email help you navigate your academic career, develop a plan of study, assist you in selecting your online classes, act as a resource and advocate for you and more.
  • Student Technical Help Desk support available 24/7 to assist in accessing the online learning platform and course technologies.
  • Student Finance Team to help students in selecting a financing option and developing a financial plan that suits the individual's needs. 


Be prepared with the right tools.

You can participate in classes, discussions and complete coursework online utilizing a number of different devices including tablets, smartphones as well as desktop and laptop computers.

Read everything.

Read your course materials, your FAQs, your how-tos and online discussions.

Manage your time effectively.

Even though you won't be expected to sit in a physical classroom, make it a priority to schedule time to complete your coursework — whether that's interacting with your professor and class online or studying independently.

Use the tools provided.

We provide multiple tools to help support you while you pursue your online degree. Take advantage of those resources; especially the team of dedicated Student Support Advisors who are here to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Take advantage of tutoring when needed.

You can schedule one-on-one sessions with our professional tutors online and submit papers for review through TutorSource. If you’re struggling in a class — or if you just want some extra help— take advantage of this online resource.

By combining these practices and DeVry University's focus on our students, you'll have access to the tools you need to pursue your educational goals.


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8x, and Windows 7 are supported. Please note Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 are not supported. Users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and higher is supported for most online course materials, but there may be applications that require a supported Windows Operating System. Therefore, please be prepared to run a virtual machine environment such as Parallels desktop, vmWare Fusion, Oracle VirtualBox or use BootCamp with an installed and supported Windows Operating System (as mentioned above) if you elect to use a Mac computer.


Productivity Tools:

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Minimum PC Specs for Business and Management:

Additional requirements for all electronics students taking online coursework:



Internet Access:

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Screen Settings:

  • Your screen resolution (size) should be set at minimum to 1024 x 768 or higher. Students using Netbook computers or computers unable to meet the minimum requirements for screen settings may require the use of an additional monitor capable of displaying the supported resolution.

Have additional questions about our online learning technical requirements? Request more information or call 866-338-7934 and a member of our team will be glad to help.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some online classes and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

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