Flexible Learning

At Highline, we know you are busy, so we offer flexible learning options to fit your schedule.

While more than half of our students enroll in daytime classes, many of the rest attend evening classes. And enrollment in online and hybrid courses is growing all the time.

Highline College Flexible Learning

Highline Online

Online classes are a great option for many students. Course content is handled online, so you don’t have to be in class at a certain time. You can fit your coursework into your schedule. However, most courses have multiple deadlines throughout the quarter, so they are not self-paced.

Online courses have the same credit, prerequisites and course outlines as face-to-face courses. Are online classes right for you? See our Distance Learning page to learn more.

WAOL Online

Another option for online courses is Washington Online (WAOL). WAOL is a cooperative effort by the community college system. It lets you take the courses you need to complete an associate of arts (AA) degree online. Because the course content is handled online, you don’t have to be in class at a certain time. You can fit your coursework into your schedule. However, most courses have multiple deadlines throughout the quarter, so they are not self-paced.

WAOL is not a college and doesn’t register students, grant credit or give grades. Courses show up on your transcript as Highline courses, however your course may be “hosted” by a different community college in the state of Washington. Learn more about WAOL and if distance learning is right for you.

Distance Learning


At Highline, we know you’re busy. Sometimes the evening is the only time to squeeze in a class or two. Depending on the quarter, you will find approximately 100 different evening courses to choose from. Classes include everything from accounting and English to math and music. When searching for classes using Highline’s online class schedule, choose “select specific times/days” to narrow your search for a class that works for you.

Evening Classes


If your weekdays are busy, you may want to try a weekend class. We offer a limited number of weekend courses. When searching for classes using Highline’s online class schedule, choose “select specific times/days” to narrow your search for a class that works for you.

Online Class Schedule


Hybrid courses meet online and in a campus classroom, but there are fewer face-to-face meetings than regular classes. For instance, a class that normally meets five days a week will meet two or three days per week in the hybrid format. The balance of the work is completed online.

Hybrid courses have the same credit, prerequisites and course outlines as face-to-face courses. Are online courses right for you? See our Distance Learning page to learn more.

Distance Learning