A few days ago

Online Courses?

well, i applied for a normal college(U of Arizona), but i might not be able to attend the first two weeks because of visa problems so im wondering if the unvi have online courses that actually related-simlir to the real normal courses. in a normal semster i should take math 101 eng 101 IT 101 and two social subjects. so my Q is do they have those subjects ONLINE that i can actually catch up only for one semster ofcourse and then ill attend normally. and count those as credit hours?

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I goto university in Australia, so this advice may or may not apply to some extent.

We have a study desk online. On it, students and teachers can discuss the subject subject in a forum, view lecture slides, view marks and intereact.

I know that in my university, some people who are on campus students don’t even attend because they find they can keep up just by viewing the materials put onto the online study desk.

However, I find it is often better to be in an on campus class because I can interact with both the teach and other students, and get information and feedback from both on the spur of the moment, which might not happen if they were thinking hard about what to write in a forum post or an email.

I don’t know if any of that helps, but see how much of your university’s course is online. Most educational places are now moving into technology instead of paper. Otherwise you may be able to get either handouts that were provided in lectures or get some notes from another student.

Good luck!


A few days ago
Edward W
The University of Arizona has on-line courses, and also offers course credit through independent study (distance learning, but not on-line — you study the materials yourself with no lecture).

Here is the on-line link:


Here is the independent study link:


The on-line courses seem to be at a more advanced level, and there are not as many of them. The independent study link has more introductory courses, including some in math and engineering.

You should be able to credit these courses towards your degree.

Although I am a fan of distance learning (on-line and independent study) for those who cannot attend in person, I think it is always preferable to attend in person if you can. That way you get the lectures, the office hours, discussion with other students, the library, etc. Also, many courses you will want to take in the course of your studies will not be available on-line or by independent study.