At Union County College, students have an opportunity to take courses online to meet the demands of busy schedules. Online courses meet entirely online but not at specific times. Course work is conducted independently, so it is imperative to have excellent time management skills. To take online courses, students are required to verify their identity, and must have access to a computer with a camera and microphone.
Is Online Learning Right for You?
Do you have a complicated schedule? Are you a self-starter? Are you able to work independently? Are you able to download and upload files on a computer? If you answered yes to these questions, online learning may be an excellent choice for you!
Earn a Degree Fully Online
Union County College offers fully online degrees and certificates for students. For a full listing of the programs offered fully online, click the button below.
Ready to Apply Now
The seven steps outlined below are the recommended sequence of enrollment.
- Submit Application
Welcome to Union County College’s admissions process. Click the button below to start your application.
Please note, when creating your account to complete your online application you may not use another college’s email address. Your application may take a few days to be processed.
- Create your College Account
Check the email account that you provided in your application for instructions, username, and password
- Register for Classes
Steps before registration
Check the academic calendar for registration dates
Plan your classes in Web Services
Plan how you will pay for your tuition and fees
Steps at registration
Log in and register
Review and print your class schedule from your College account
Steps after registration
Check your college email and the college website often for class cancellations
You can add classes until the last day of registration
You will not be charged for classes dropped prior to the start of the semester
Classes dropped after the start of the semester are subject to the College’s refund policy
- Pay for your Classes
Payment plan. (Available for Fall and Spring Semesters Only). Students must visit the Office of Student Accounts to make the initial payment and to sign a promissory note to participate in the plan
Log in to your College account and check your balance
- Obtain your Student ID
Bring a copy of your class schedule and a picture ID
Cranford – College Life, Room C-104
Elizabeth – Student Services Center, Room K-111
Plainfield – Student Services Area, Room P-104
- Buy your Textbooks and Supplies
- Go to your First Class
To access your course, go to Canvas on the first day of class.
To log into Canvas, type your full email address then your temporary password: Uccmmddyy (Which is your birthday – Month, day, year)
Canvas: Click HELP on the left side menu within Canvas or call 1-844-334-5841.
Proctortrack: Click CHAT within the Proctortrack software within Canvas or call 1-844-753-2020.
Professor Help: Your professor’s email address will be on the Syllabus for the course. Always use your Owl’s Nest email to send and receive email from your professor.
Online Advisor: Gaby Angulo is the advisor for all online courses. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Tutoring: Click on the Smarthinking tab on the left side menu. If you need tutoring not offered by Smarthinking, you may contact the ALC at email@example.com.
Distance Education Department: If you need help not listed above, contact the Distance Education Department directly at 908-497-4364.