* In General:

Studying on-line is very different from learning in a face-to-face classroom setting. It may be more convenient – or for some it may be the only way they can take our courses - but it is definitely not easier.

The University of Illinois has provided some excellent pre-assessment information for potential on-line students.
Please complete the online Self Evaluation before you decide to take one of our courses: 
http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/selfEval.asp

And please read the article entitled
'What Makes A Successful Online Student?' 
http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/StudentProfile.asp.

* By the day...

Q: Is it a problem if a lesson cannot be completed in the specified week?
A: There are no scheduled times for the course work. Students are expected to complete their allotted work at their own convenience during each week. If you are not available during the week, discuss it with your instructor and they will guide you in how to work ahead or catch-up.

* By the week...

Q: How much time each week should I commit to a course?
A: We recommend 6-10 hours per week for most of our courses, please check the studying online tab for the specific course you are interested in.

* By the Diploma...

Q: Is there a timeline on how long I would need to complete the other courses in order to obtain the diploma as well?
A: No, there isn't a timeline for completing the diploma.