A successful online student is one that is self-motivated, is able to problem solve and can manage time effectively. In an online course, the burden is on you to complete your assignments and participate in the course. Setting a schedule for yourself and being able to meet deadlines without the continual prompting of your instructor is a must. You will have access to your instructor and students in your course; however, the turn-around time is not immediate. Additionally, the online learning environment can be very textually based. You will be required to read and write in significant amounts for most courses. You should take this into consideration.