Open Classes Course Load
Students may take more than one course each session. However, when deciding on how many classes to take each session, we recommend that students carefully consider the rigor of the graduate-level course work and their responsibilities outside of school, such as work and family obligations.
The course workload is normally three hours per unit per week with one of the hours used for lecture. Open Classes students should be prepared to spend 10 – 15 hours of study time per week for each 3-unit class. Some courses may require more time depending on the complexity of the material. Dropping classes after the deadlines can be problematic and expensive.
We recommend that you be conservative in the number of classes you take through Open Classes. Information on course assignments, student learning outcomes and the grading scale is available on each class syllabus.