TROY Online

Getting Started

Online education gives you the opportunity to advance your learning without having to come to the Troy campus. The online courses are conducted entirely through the Internet, allowing you to receive assignments, submit coursework, and interact with your professor and other students via your computer. The courses are primarily asynchronous, which means you don't have to be at your computer at the same time as others. You will spend much of your time reading and responding by sending messages within the online classroom environment.

To get started simply follow the steps below.

1. Need some information?

You can quickly get answers to most of your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

2. How online learning works

Before you apply for your program of study please complete the Orientation module to see if online learning is for you.

3. Find a degree program

To view our degree programs visit our degree programs page.

4. Review the admission requirements

The admission policies of TROY are designed to meet your needs. Most applicants who have a high school diploma or the equivalent can be admitted and register for undergraduate courses. In most cases, neither transcripts nor test scores are required at the time of admission. By the end of the first semester, a student who plans to earn a degree at TROY must make sure that official transcripts have been sent from each institution previously attended.

View admission requirements:  Undergraduate | Graduate

5. Complete the online application for admission

If this is your first online course at Troy University you'll need to complete an application for admission. Remember to include your application fee, and request official transcripts from any school you have attended.

After you complete the application for admission you will receive notification of your status and guidance on how to complete the final steps to becoming a TROY student.

View TROY application for admission

6. Academic Advising

You will receive an email with the name of your academic associate once you have been admitted into a TROY Online undergraduate program. If you are admitted into a TROY Online graduate program, you will receive an email with the names of your academic counselor and faculty advisor.

Your assigned academic associate will be able to assist you with any student services related questions inside your courses within the Ask the Associate  discussion forum.

If you are unsure of who your advising contact is please call toll-free at 1 (800) 414-5756 or email at Please be sure to have your student id number and your home location available.

7. Bookstore

Be sure to order your textbook right after you register for your course so you receive it by the first day of class. Barnes and Noble is the Bookstore for TROY Online.

8. Paying for your course

If you would like to apply for financial aid to cover the costs of your degree program you can do that before you apply to Troy University.

You will pay for your course and other fees on Trojan Web Express where you have registered for your courses.

9. Student orientation

Follow the links below to learn more about how TROY Online works.

Getting Started with Canvas

What is Canvas? How does it work?

View hardware and software requirements

10. Finding support services

Support services you may need during your program.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions you may revisit our Frequently Asked Questions page or find what you are looking for on the TROY Online site map

Or, you may call 1 (800) 414-5756 to speak with one of our representatives or email at


Last Updated: 08/29/2018