Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an online program for?

An online degree program is suited for working adults with busy or variable schedules, as well as for individuals who are geographically unable to come to the St. Joseph’s College campuses. Online learning allows you to participate in a degree program at the time and place best suited for you.

Is an online program right for me?

Students who succeed in online courses are usually highly motivated, organized and self-disciplined. Online learning is an active experience that requires students to make a commitment to consistent involvement in the activities of the course.

What are the benefits of pursuing the online organizational management program?

By participating in the organizational management program online at St. Joseph’s, you will enjoy continuous involvement with faculty and students, exploring topics that relate to your life and your work. As an organizational management student you will also be part of an offering that builds on the principle of self-direction and that is respectful of individual learning styles.

What is the online course experience like?

As with any other course, an online class involves reading, completing assignments/projects and taking examinations, all of which is done through the universally recognized Blackboard software system. Through Blackboard, you will participate in regular online discussion groups that focus on the material being covered. You will have an interactive experience with the faculty and other students in the class. The online class is asynchronous, so you can participate whenever it is convenient for you.

The program also features e-portfolios, where you will collect samples of your work and post them to an electronic portfolio contained within the Blackboard system.

Can I see samples of online course descriptions?

Yes. To see these, go to course descriptions.

What computer technology will I need to participate in the organizational management program?

For technical requirements, please click here.

How can I learn how to use Blackboard?

You will first have access to the software tutorial called Blackboard tutorial one week prior to the start of your course. At this time, you should log in and go through this tutorial. It will show you how to navigate through an online course. Log in instructions are here.

When can I access my online course?

You will have access to your online course one week prior to the start of the semester.

How do I log into my online course?

Full log-in instructions are here.

What kind of support is available to me to help me with technical difficulties?

Technical support is available around the clock. If you are having difficulties, call 877.708.2898.

Does St. Joseph’s provide email to its students?

Free student Webmail is accessible from any computer with an internet connection. Click here.

How will my prior credits from other colleges transfer to SJC?

After being accepted to SJC and all of your Official transcripts have been received by SJC, an evaluation will be made. You will receive a Transfer Credit Summary form stating how many credits have been accepted and a Student Worksheet to help you track your courses. You should expect to receive this toward the end of your first semester, as this process may take up to 16 weeks.

What about Financial Aid?

All matriculating students may apply for financial aid. Students must complete an application and must receive an official letter of acceptance into SJC to be considered for financial aid. Students should follow these procedures each year:

  • Complete the US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), designating SJC, Patchogue, NY, as recipient. USE CODE: E00505. To apply, visit
  • Full-time students: If you are a New York State resident, complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. USE CODE: 0758. To apply, visit
  • Part-time students: If you are a New York State Resident, complete the NYS Aid for Part Time Study (APTS) application. To apply, click here.
  • Priority will be given to students who adhere to recommended filing dates:
    • Summer-entering students: February 25
    • Fall-entering students: March 15
    • Spring-entering students: November 1
    • Continuing students: April 30


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