Courses are only available on the course start date. We are unable to grant students access beforehand. On the course start date you can login to the Gaia College website and visit the Online Campus to find your online classroom and you will see your course listed in the “My Courses” block in the top center of the page.

Learn more about how to access your online classroom.

1. Create an account

    • Create a Gaia College student account by visiting
    • Fill in your information and click “Save”. Clicking “Save” automatically logs you in.
    • Please record and save your username and password.
    • Proceed to Step 2. 

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2. Register for your course

Find your course on the course overview page and click on it. Select your preferred semester and follow through the payment process.  

You will receive more info the week prior to the course start date on how to access your online classroom. 

That's it!

3. Accessing your course on the course start date

Your course will not be visible until the course start date. On the course start date (or after that date), login (, click Online Campus and you will find your course listed in the center panel.


Learn more about how to access your online classroom and/or watch this short video tour of the Online Campus:


That is indeed a challenge, but frankly, allowing "enough" hands-on experience is always difficult even in a classroom course. So the hands-on portion of the course has been incorporated into the assignments, where students get to put their newly acquired knowledge to practice. This is even more fun if you can get a friend to take the course with you!

Depending on the course, some of these activities may require access to soil and composting materials. Students living in climates where the ground may be covered in 2 feet of snow for the duration of the course have the option to choose an alternative assignment, or take the course at another time of the year.

Q: Are students required to participate in live sessions?
A: No. Students do not have to participate in live sessions. All lessons are completed on the student's own time.