Correspondence study can be liberating. Whether you move to a new location, work irregular hours, have family obligations, or find that you need to put your studies aside for a while, you can take a correspondence course wherever you are and whenever is convenient. This freedom is ideal for the student who needs an alternative to the traditional classroom. It’s important, however, to be aware that a correspondence course not only requires the same amount of work as courses offered on campus, but also presents unique challenges to students who are accustomed to classroom instruction. Here are some things to consider before enrolling.
Because correspondence study affords you the freedom to choose when to work on the course, you may find that procrastination prevents you from either starting or finishing your course. For this reason, don’t put off the first assignment. Jump right in and get started as soon as you enroll.