For full-time students, the courses are given in blocks of two classes as a full load, even at a brick and mortar traditional campus. The classes are online, and the textbooks that compliment a course are provided online in PDF format. These classes are designed for anyone over the age of 18 that is independently motivated and wants to successfully complete these courses. Students work at their own pace from home, and because it's an independently motivated course, students make the choices to succeed! Students are required to attend classes at least four hours per class per day, and the check-ins for the discussions are four times a week per class or eight times in a week of discussion. Course sessions are normally a nine-week period, with the exception being the Fast Track program, which consists of a five-week course study. Part-time is one class per nine-week session. The classes are very easy to access in the student thread, and you have access to your professor 24/7 by going into the individual forum. In addition to student/professor relationships, students also get to know each other by submitting biographies; they can also chat in a chat room forum.
There are many resources for students. There are workshop labs that a student could schedule themselves into to enhance the study of the course, and in addition to these workshop labs, there is also a wonderful form called the Center for Writing Excellence. Using this resource on an ongoing basis for term papers will help and guide students in grammar and originality. Academic counselors help students select courses that compliment each other. Usually, if a student has a C average or better in a class, he or she can get three credits for the course.