Accelerated college courses are an ideal option for non-traditional college students who are trying to complete college courses while fulfilling other family, career and social obligations. These courses can be rather intense because they typically involve completing all of the required coursework in a period of only a few months as opposed to an entire semester. These online courses typically include the same coursework required of regular students but the coursework must be completed in a shorter period of time.
Completing this coursework in a shorter period of time can be difficult but as long as the student schedules properly and makes adequate time for completion of the coursework he can successfully complete the course. Before registering for an accelerated college course, it is important to carefully review all of the course requirements. Care should be taken to note factors such as the amount of lecture time required and whether or not these lecture sessions must be attended live or whether they can be downloaded at your convenience. Additionally, the testing methods as well as the methods for submitting assignments should be noted. This is important because it is necessary to select a course where you can meet all of the requirements without negatively impacting your other important commitments.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|