You will need daily access to a computer running Windows 2000, XP or Vista; or a Mac OS 10.4 (or higher) to access and succeed in your classes. It is also the student's responsibility to ensure before enrolling in classes that he/she has dependable internet access. Familiarize yourself with the academic policy regarding technical difficulties.

✓ Windows or Mac with minimum 1 Ghz processor

✓ 256 MB ram

✓ Webcam, microphone and headphones

✓ Microsoft Office 2000/2003/2007 or Office Mac 2004/2007

✓ Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; Firefox is recommended

✓ Word Processor: Microsoft Word is recommended. Must be able to save in rich text format or Word format.


Students generally spend about 14 hours a week on completing the work for their classes. The time you need to spend on your studies will depend on how fast you read and write. Think about how many courses you are taking, and plan your schedule accordingly. We recommend you begin conservatively, at first allowing yourself at least 16 hours of study per week.

Note: Be sure to keep originals (back-ups) of all coursework in case of technical difficulties that may arise.