How Much Time Should I Devote to Each Online Course?

Last updated on November 15, 2017

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.