For some students,
Distance Calculus is a perfect
mixture of technology, self-paced investigatory, academic work in an asynchronous setting.
Students older than 25 years of age tend to be much more successful than traditional college age students.
For some students, a classroom course with set meeting times and deadlines is best.
This is the most common question we hear from prospective students.
The answer is usually “Yes”, but dependent upon your academic and mathematical skills. If your math skills are strong and your time commitment sufficient and consistent, you will most likely be able to meet your goal.
To be on the Fast Track to course completion, the student must :
Obtain Instructor Permission
Submit the Highest Quality Course Work
Demonstrate Self-Mastery of the Course Concepts
Effectively Communicate With The Teaching Staff
However, we cannot provide any guarantees since our courses are Mastery Learning based, which requires 100% completion, which sometimes requires more time than a traditionally scheduled course. Our Paramount Goal Must Always Remain The Student’s Understanding and 100% Mastery of the Course Material (Even on the C Grade Path). Students may achieve their deadline goals only through academic success.
Use the “168 hour rule” to estimate a schedule for yourself, accounting for your other life responsibilities and the 2-3 hour effective per day limit.
The short answer: Probably Yes
But you need to ask your home college/university prior to enrollment to make sure. Contact your school’s Registrar and/or Math Department to request “pre-approval” of transferring credits.
In many ways, YES. You must be up for the challenge.
If you are looking for an easier Calculus course, perhaps a multiple choice course, then keep looking -- this is not the course for you!
Each Distance Calculus course carries
4 Semester Hour Credits
which translates into the following average amount of course time work:
4 credit hours × 3 hours per credit per week × 14 week semester =
168 hours student course work time
Some students will require more time to complete this amount of course work. Very few students will require less course work time.
The most amount of mathematics study a student can effectively engage in is 2-3 hours per day. Any greater amount of time spent in mathematics study is usually counter productive.
Some students do not need the academic credits and the resultant academic transcripts. We offer all Distance Calculus courses as “non-credit” courses that are exactly the same as the “for-academic-credit” versions of the courses, except without the final exams and the academic transcripts.
Non-Credit courses cost $750 with software and e-textbook included (for-credit tuition is $1325 + software + e-textbook)
Non-credit courses also have a 1 year time limit to complete (for-credit courses have an 8-month time limit)
You don't need a brand new computer, but a computer that is less than 5 years old will be best.
Mac OSX 10.4 (or higher) --or-- Windows XP, Vista, W7
--or-- Ubuntu Linux
Chrome, Safari, Firefox Browswers (IE Not allowed)
Many Graduate-School-Bound students discover that they need to complete more Calculus or Statistics courses prior to starting their new degree program.
Many of these students find out about this additional requirement at the last minute.
Our Flexible Open Enrollment gets you started now in the course. Our Fast Track (If Your Skills Warrant) gives you the opportunity to meet these unexpected requirements.
We take great pride in assisting our military students with their educational goals and training, deployed, at sea, or stationed at home.
GoArmy, Navy, and AirForce Tuition Assistance (TA) processing is available.
Asynchronous courses which will not interfere with your job duties.
Many Distance Calculus students begin their course work after a long break from academics. Many of our courses have a beginning Review Module from the prerequisite course.
If your prerequisite knowledge is strong and fresh, you will be able progress rapidly through this Review. If your prerequisite skills are weaker, you will have time and flexibility to strengthen those skills prior to starting the main course work.