Fitting School into a Busy Schedule
No two students have the same schedule, and this is particularly true for adult learners, who often have full-time jobs, families, and other responsibilities that they must find a way to balance with school. Because of this, Champlain's online programs offer a high level of flexibility to allow you to fit school into your life - not build your life around school.
Champlain's classes are all asynchronous, meaning that you are not required to "attend class" at set times. Students have deadlines throughout the week for discussion posts and homework assignments, but you have the freedom to log on and complete your coursework wherever and whenever it's convenient for you.
Students are able to create schedules that work for them, whether it means waking up early to study before going to work, completing readings during their lunch break, or doing homework after their kids have gone to bed.
We've built our online classroom to be accessible to people on the go. Access your readings and assignments from your smartphone, your tablet, or your desktop computer - you can log in wherever you have an Internet connection. Students take advantage of this accessible technology during their commutes, while traveling for work, or even in line at the bank!
Online Course Time Commitment
While the amount of time required for each class will vary based on the course material and the instructor, it's helpful to have a sense of how much time you can expect to spend on schoolwork each week in order to plan out your days.
Undergraduate Course Time Commitment
For a typical three-credit undergraduate course, students can expect to spend between 10-17 hours per week, per course on schoolwork, depending on the course length (seven-week vs. ten-week).
Graduate Course Time Commitment
For a typical three-credit graduate course, students can expect to spend between 15-20 hours per week, per course on schoolwork.
For a six-credit graduate course (only offered in the MS in Executive Leadership program), students can expect to spend 25-30 hours per week, per course.