Instruction Modes (Effective Spring 2022)

GGU delivers instruction via the following synchronous (same time/live) and asynchronous (self-paced/not live) instruction modes:


  • Blended* (Synchronous/Asynchronous) (Section Code: BSF): Instruction alternates every other week between live synchronous class meetings and asynchronous class sessions delivered via GGU’s online learning platform. Students will have the option of attending synchronous meetings either on-site or remotely via web conference, depending on their preference. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, so long as students attend at least one on-site class meeting. Counts toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders), so long as they attend all synchronous class meetings on-site.
  • HyFlex*† (Synchronous) (Section Code: HSF): Instruction is always live and delivered through on-site class meetings. Students will have the option of attending synchronous meetings either on-site or remotely via web conference, depending on their preference. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, so long as students attend at least one on-site class meeting. Counts toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders), so long as they attend at least half of the synchronous class meetings on-site.
  • In-Person (Synchronous) (Section Codes: SF, SE): Instruction is always live and is delivered through on-site class meetings. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits and “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders).
  • Mixed Mode*† (Asynchronous/Synchronous) (Section Code: MSF): Instruction is delivered through a combination of live synchronous class meetings and asynchronous class sessions via GGU’s online learning platform. The number of synchronous class meetings will vary depending on the section, but each section will have a minimum of one synchronous class meeting. Students should check the course syllabus for the exact schedule of class meetings. Students will have the option of attending synchronous meetings either on-site or remotely via web conference, depending on their preference. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, so long as students attend at least one on-site class meeting. May not count toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders).
  • Online† (Asynchronous) (Section Code: C): Instruction is always asynchronous and is delivered entirely via GGU’s online learning platform. Does not count toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits. May not count toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders).
  • Web Conference† (Synchronous) (Section Code: WC): Instruction is always live and is delivered entirely through remote web conference class meetings. Does not count toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits. May not count toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders).

*Satisfies the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs definition of a “hybrid” class for BAH benefits, so long as recipients physically attend at least one synchronous class meeting.

†International students (F-1 Visa holders) may count a maximum of 1 course (or 3 units) of these instruction modes toward their “full course of study.”