Study time for online courses

How much study time should I plan for when taking an online course?

You should plan to devote a minimum of three hours per week per credit, plus an additional hour per class each week to review materials. For instance, for a three-credit online course, you will need nine hours of study time and one hour of review time each week.

How much study time does a full-time online student need to plan for?

If you are planning to attend as a full-time online student (12 credits or more), you should have 36 hours per week available for study time and an additional four hours per week to review course materials. A full-time credit load of 12 credits is comparable to a 40 hours/week job.