Course Schedule: Instruction Modes

The School of Law delivers instruction via the following synchronous (same time/live) and asynchronous (own time/not live) instruction modes: 


  • Hybrid* (In-Person/Online): Instruction includes a combination of in-person and online (synchronous or asynchronous) coursework. In-person class meetings may not be attended remotely. In-person and synchronous online class meeting dates and times are listed on the schedule and course syllabus. Satisfies “in residence” requirements for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits. May not satisfy requirements for international students (F-1 Visa holders). 
  • HyFlex*†: Instruction is always live and delivered through on-site class meetings. Students may have the option of attending synchronous meetings either on-site or remotely via web conference, depending on their preference. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, so long as students attend at least one on-site class meeting. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits and counts toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders), so long as students attend all class meetings on-site.
  • In-Person: Instruction is delivered through in-person class meetings. Satisfies “in residence” requirements for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits and residency requirements for international students (F-1 Visa holders).
  • Mixed Mode*† (In-Person/Online): Instruction is delivered through a combination of live synchronous class meetings and asynchronous class sessions via one of GGU’s online learning platforms. The number of synchronous class meetings will vary depending on the section, but each section will have a minimum of one synchronous class meeting. Students should check the course syllabus for the exact schedule of class meetings. Students may have the option of attending synchronous meetings either on-site or remotely via web conference, depending on their preference. Counts toward “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, so long as students attend the on-site class meeting(s). May not count toward “full course of study” units for international students (F-1 Visa holders).
  • Online-Asynchronous†: Instruction is delivered primarily through asynchronous coursework, but may include optional synchronous online class meetings. Does not satisfy “in residence” requirements for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits. May not satisfy requirements for international students (F-1 Visa holders). 
  • Online-Synchronous†: Instruction is delivered primarily through live online class meetings, but may include asynchronous coursework. Does not satisfy “in residence” units for Veteran Affairs Education Benefits. May not satisfy “in residence” requirements for international students (F-1 Visa holders).

*Satisfies the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs definition of a “hybrid” class for BAH benefits, so long as recipients attend the on-site class meeting(s).

†International students (F-1 Visa holders) may count a maximum of 1 course (or 3 units) of these instruction modes toward their “full course of study.”