Distance learning requires you to work more independently than you would in a campus-based course. Distance learning classes are not easier than those offered on campus. In fact, you will need to be more responsible for structuring your time, meeting deadlines and completing assignments than you would in a class that physically meets several times a week.
You should be a mature, motivated and disciplined student in order to succeed. You will also need access to the internet and a computer with Windows 7 or greater, Microsoft Office 2003 Word or greater (not Microsoft Works), Chrome version 63+, Firefox version 57+, Edge 42+ or Safari 12+ (recommended for Mac users).
You should know how to operate a word processing program (preferably Microsoft Word), how to type, send an email, attach files, use a discussion board and complete basic downloads. Depending on the course, you might also need to know how to follow instructions for updating your browser, download and install special plugins and/or how to zip and unzip files.