MVC Online

MVC Online at Missouri Valley College offers you access to an accredited, affordable and convenient higher education. The flexibility and convenience of online learning can make your degree a reality, without the limits of location or time. Online courses can be a good fit for a variety of learners! If you are a new or current student, a transfer student, or a returning student, MVC Online offers an opportunity to try your first online course, complete core classes, or choose from one of our online degree programs.

Missouri Valley College is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and authorized to offer distance education to students located in other NC-SARA member states and U.S. Territories. To enroll in online classes, a student must be located in one of the member states. Any student enrolled in distance education courses must report a change of address to the Registrar’s Office. For more information, see the NC-SARA website, and the latest NC-SARA directory and map.

Management

At MVC, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in management with concentration in entrepreneurship exclusively online! All online coursework aligns with on-campus courses, and many online courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format. To explore more in management with entrepreneurship, select the link below.  A four-year example plan for online study is available by request.
Management Program

Psychology

A bachelor’s degree in psychology can be achieved exclusively online at MVC! Most online psychology courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format, and all align with the on-campus offerings. Your online degree program will be tailored to your personal interests of counseling, research, or developmental psychology. A four-year example plan for online study is available by request.
Psychology Program

Nursing

In addition to the traditional MVC School of Nursing program, an online track for LPN to a BSN curriculum is also possible! This new track allows the LPN to continue working while completing their BSN. Eighteen hours can be transferred from an accredited LPN program. The last two years will consist of nursing courses and clinical experiences leading to a BSN. The LPN to BSN online student applications are due by October 1st. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their ACT, TEAS/ unencumbered Missouri LPN license,TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. Fourteen candidates are selected annually to enter the LPN to BSN online track. For more information and the curriculum, see the Nursing Flyer LPN-BSN Online Track. Computer requirements are located in the BSN Student Handbook (page 26).
Nursing Program

Will online classes work for me?

If you are self-motivated and can manage your time well, online study may be right for you! Think about the following questions: Do you have a device and reliable internet connection? Are you comfortable performing basic computer and internet functions? Can you communicate well through reading and writing skills? Are you willing to actively engage with classmates and the instructor online? If you can answer yes to these questions, online study may be a great option. 

Online study takes at least, if not more, of your time and energy than a traditional face-to-face setting. Expect to spend at least 9 hours per week for a 3 hr online course, as you spend time engaging with content and classmates “in class,” and “outside of class,” studying and preparing.   

What courses and degrees are offered online?

A wide variety of individual courses, as well as undergraduate degree completion programs are available. Choose the best fit for your educational and career goals, and enroll in one course per term, or up to a full-time course load!

How much does it cost?

The cost may be less than you think, when considering the cost of attending the traditional classroom. Tuition is a “per credit hour” rate, so you decide what works best! Click here for online cost information. Intersession and summer term tuition is discounted! Required course materials are listed on our online bookstore site. Other costs might include, for example, a proctored exam. Student aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, are  available to those who qualify.

How do I get started?

It’s easy! Follow the steps guide, complete your FREE application, or request more information here.

Technical Requirements & Recommendations

  • Requirements
    PC MAC
    Operating System
    • Windows 7 or above
    • MAC OS 10.0 or higher
    Free Disk Space
    • 10 MB or more
    • 10 MB or more
    Browser
    • Google Chrome (Recommended)
    • Internet Explorer 8 or higher
    • Mozilla 3.0 or higher
    • Apple Safari 4 or higher
    • Mozilla 3.0 or higher
    • Apple Safari 4 or higher
    Browser Settings
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Popup blockers disabled
    • Cookies enabled
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Popup blockers disabled
    • Cookies enabled
    Internet Connection
    • High speed internet
    • High speed internet
  • Recommendations
    PC MAC
    Memory
    • 512 MB or higher
    • 512 MB or higher
    CPU
    • 1.0 GHz or higher
    • Power MAC G3 or higher
    Productivity Software
    • Google Docs (Free & Highly Recommended)
    • MS Office or viewers
    • Google Docs (Free & Highly Recommended)
    • MS Office or viewers
    Other
    • Sound card and speakers
    • Sound card and speakers
  • Tips

  • MyMoval

    You’ll frequently visit the MyMoval link located at the top right corner of our website. This is an easy place to find your email, sign up for classes, check grades, etc.

  • Moval.edu email

    All correspondence is done through your moval.edu email account. When you register/enroll in classes for the first time, an account will automatically be generated for you and a separate letter will be sent explaining how you can access your email. An accompanying email will also be sent to the email account you used when applying for admission.

  • Course schedule, billing and financial information

    You can view your course schedule, billing and financial information, and more through your Student Web Services account, which is also linked on the MYMOVAL page.

  • Textbooks and other course materials

    Be sure to purchase your textbooks and other course materials before classes begin. To purchase from vikingbookstore.com:

    1. Log in with your MVC (Valley) username and password
    2. View your personalized page of scheduled courses and assigned materials
    3. Select your materials, follow the checkout process, and if applicable, apply financial aid vouchers
    4. If needed, ship the order to the college at 500 E. College St., Marshall, MO, 65340

    Financial aid vouchers are only applicable if you have a credit balance on your MVC student account. In this case, you will receive an email indicating a voucher has been issued for a specific amount. Enter the voucher number on checkout to apply toward your purchase. Any unused amount will remain on your MVC account.

  • Google Chrome

    We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome browser as your default browser. This browser has been tested and is fully supported for Student Web Services, Moodle, and Google Apps for Education. You can download the latest version of Google Chrome here: http://www.google.com/chrome/

  • Moodle

    When you register for a class, your next log in to Moodle will auto-enroll you in the corresponding Moodle course. To access MVC Moodle from www.moval.edu:

    1. Select MyMoval
    2. Choose Moodle Login
    3. Enter your MVC (Valley) username and password
  • Proctored Exams

    Occasionally an online course requires an exam to be proctored. Securing and paying the associated costs, if any, is the responsibility of the student. Those students who wish to travel to the Missouri Valley College campus may schedule a time to have their exam proctored in the Learning Center during normal operating hours free of charge.



Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the  contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.  Students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the appropriate institutional policy: Grievance Policy (Student Complaints) or Academic Grievance Process as outlined in the College catalog and student handbook.  Students who have exhausted the institution’s appeal process may contact:
Dr. Laura L. Vedenhaupt
Senior Research Associate
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Certified School Program, SARA State Portal Agent
Laura.Vedenhaupt@dhe.mo.gov
(573) 751-2361

Students who wish to file a complaint about the College with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality, may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website: http://www.ncahlc.org/Information-for-the-Public/complaints.html.