How Much Time Should I Devote to Each Online Course?

Prospective online students sometimes mistakenly believe that online courses are less rigorous. This generally isn’t so. To perform well in a distance learning course, you’ll need to invest about the same amount of time needed to do well on campus.

Professors generally recommend allotting 3-4 hours per week per credit hour. Thus a 3-credit class would entail 9-12 hours of work every week.