Online courses are available on a semester basis and typically follow the same schedule as our face-to-face courses. Courses begin the first day of the semester and end the last day of the semester just like the classes taught on campus. However, some instructors will have their courses open six days prior to the beginning of the semester on a limited basis for training purposes. Take advantage of this opportunity and check out your course if it is available. However, the instructor will not begin teaching until the first day of the semester and may not respond to emails within the course until that time.