What Makes
Online Learning at GGU
Different?Better?Practical?Relevant?Right for You?

GGU has been teaching online since 1998

Real-time live and on-demand class formats

Virtual classes = virtual community

Latest technology & remote teaching methods

Online academic support & mentoring

24/7 tech help desk

Even before the pandemic, GGU was pioneering and perfecting remote learning. Since 1998, GGU has been combining market-driven academics with the latest educational technology. That’s 20+ years of experience in getting online education right.

Remote learning at GGU is currently supported by technologies including:

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Frequently Asked Questions


Golden Gate University offers online education that is accredited by WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission. Virtual courses are taught by the same faculty and are held to the same rigorous academic standards as courses offered in traditional classroom settings.

How are online courses offered?

We offer several course formats to accommodate student preferences, schedules and learning styles. Classes may be offered asynchronously (on your own time) or in real-time via Zoom web conferencing, or may be a mix of both. Learn more >

Will I have any contact with my classmates?

With an average class size of 17, use of Zoom web conferencing and other online classroom tools such as discussion boards, students can interact with each other frequently and in a variety of ways.

Can I contact an instructor if I need help?

You can contact an instructor through the online course environment, by email and by phone, or the help desk at elearninghelp@ggu.edu. Virtual office hours are also available. Online students also have access to a 24/7 helpdesk that supports students with live Web chat, e-mails, FAQs, and toll-free phone assistance.

What course materials will I need and where will I purchase them?

For most courses, you will be able to order books from the GGU Bookstore. Other course materials may be made available through GGU Library course reserves, or by your instructor.

What are the technical requirements?

Please see the technical requirements required to access online coursework at Golden Gate University.

How can I learn more?
How do I enroll?

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