How to Succeed in a College Online Course
Budgeting Your Time
A general rule per week outside class for each unit of credit. Based on this rule of thumb, a student taking a 3 credit hour course should expect to spend 6-9 hours each week of study time (includes assigned readings, research, projects, lab work, or other associated coursework as assigned by the Instructor).
Please don’t be misled: Taking Online courses requires more discipline than in-class sessions so you will need to budget your time carefully to do well in the course.
As a rough guideline, your studying time might be divided as follows:
Required Log-In Time Per Course Per Week = 3hrs.
|If your course is:||Time for reading:|
|Time for homework assignments:|
|Time for review and test preparation:|
(average per week)
|Total study time:|
|3 credits||1 to 2 hours||3 to 5 hours||2 hours||6 to 9 hours|
Best of Luck,