Maximizing Your Opportunity

Saint Joseph's College provides personalized, professional resources for the online learner, no matter where you're studying from.

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Saint Joseph's College is defined by the success of our students, both inside the classroom and out. Our top priority is to ensure all our students—on campus and online—have the tools they need to reach, and surpass, their goals.

From personal advisors to online tutoring, everything Saint Joseph's offers is to improve our students' educational experience. We're here to serve you.

How Online Learning Works

Our team of experienced admissions counselors will help you choose an online program that meets your individual goals.

  • Most of our programs run on five 10-week terms per year beginning in October, January, March, May and August. The academic weeks in these terms start on Wednesdays and end on Tuesdays. Our Nursing and Graduate Theology program offer four 12-week terms per year, in July, October, January, and April with academic weeks running Monday to Sunday.

  • Courses are delivered 100% online through the Brightspace learning portal. You are not required to come to campus, but we offer hybrid courses with a week on-campus every summer. *

  • A typical course requires a number of written assignments, as well as discussion board participation with your instructor and classmates. Assignments will have specific due dates, but you can complete them at times that are convenient for you. You are not required to be logged on to the course at certain times of day.**

  • Our experienced faculty are experts in their field and you will develop a one-on-one relationship with them. You will be assigned a dedicated academic advisor who will provide guidance on course selection and serve as an important link between you and the faculty, administration, and other college resources.

  • Our online students have access to all of the same resources our campus students do, including Wellehan Library and online tutoring services via NetTutor.

*Nurse Practitioner programs do require one weekend on campus during the course of the program.

**Courses in the Master of Health Administration program include one live REEL session per week. A day and time that works for students is determined by the instructor each term.

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Our admissions team is here to help you choose the best online program for you.

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Additional Resources

NetTutor is an online tutoring service available to all online students. NetTutor provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All tutoring sessions can be done through a live chat, live whiteboard, or live video call. All sessions are recorded and can be accessed at any time through your NetTutor student account!

Could you use some help getting started with your writing or math assignment? Maybe you just need some ideas, or maybe you have specific questions about grammar or organizing your paper. As a Saint Joseph's College student, you have access to a unique online service for your course work called NetTutor. With this service, certified tutors—who are experts in their fields—will answer your questions online.

With NetTutor you can:

  • Connect with a tutor and interact live
  • Submit your papers for feedback
  • Review recordings of tutoring sessions that are stored in your NetTutor student account

At Saint Joseph’s College, your resources start with a personal academic advisor.

What is an Academic Advisor?
Saint Joseph's College understands the challenges that adult learners face. With that in mind, we have developed an effective and comprehensive online advising team.

Your academic advisor encourages your success by:

  • Serving as a source of information. Your academic advisor can answer questions and direct you to helpful resources.
  • Providing guidance on course registration, program requirements, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Helping you set and monitor your educational goals.
  • Developing realistic expectations for your program and positioning you for success by providing proactive support and motivation.
  • Minimizing obstacles to your progress and offering the most appropriate solution if you face setbacks.

→ Contact your academic advisor.

We’re committed to providing equal education opportunity and encourage full participation for students in the pursuit of academic success. Services include ELL support and assistive technology.

General Technical Support
The Saint Joseph’s College on campus IT Help Desk can assistance with any other general technical issues. We want to provide you with technology tools and support to enhance your work and learning. Tools include the correct hardware, software, and training to support voice and data networks.

The main focus of our technical support staff is to assist traditional and distance students, faculty and administration. Our personal support means helping people with a variety of needs and abilities, from novices to experts. Our staff consists of a team of ten people ready to assist in any way possible to provide solutions to your information technology needs. You can reach us in person at the Help Desk in the Copy Center, by telephone (207) 893-7851, or online (

The Office of the Registrar can help you find the information you need, like how to obtain educational records and request official transcripts.

Access to Educational Records
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) gives students the right to control access to their educational records. Information about FERPA is printed in the Student Handbook and the College Catalog, and a full copy of the act is available to you from the Office of the Registrar.

Credit Exam Credit
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Contact Us

(207) 893-7798
FAX: (207) 893-7701
(207) 893-7799

Mailing Address
Online Registrar Office
Saint Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, Maine 04084

David Roussel
Interim Registrar

Lisa Trueworthy
Assistant Registrar

Andrea Christy
Service Coordinator

→ Request a Transcript

You can buy SJC swag online, or if you live locally, you can purchase in person at our campus store in the Alfond Center. Books are ordered online.

Transcript requests are normally processed within one to three business days of receipt of the request. Requests for multiple transcripts may require more time. Standard delivery of transcripts is by USPS, first-class. To provide the best service possible and to maintain security of academic records, transcripts may be ordered electronically or paper.

Access the College library and databases.

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