The fact is that distance learning online college courses taken from an accredited college or university are just as challenging as their live classroom equivalent courses because they follow roughly the same curriculum. Plus, with professors not keeping tallies on your attendance and the freedom to take classes whenever you feel like it, many students find that online courses require more motivation and personal drive to complete the course than with live courses. So if you want to do well with your online courses, plan to approach the course as you do your other live courses. Spend time every day or every other day with your lessons so you don't fall behind.
Plus, when you take online courses, you will find many of the same study aids as you would find with live college courses, including online study groups. These study aids benefit you in a live setting and they can benefit you in a virtual setting, too, so plan to use these aids fully. Online courses offer you a great opportunity for success, but you can also fail easily of you procrastinate or don't take the coursework seriously. If you plan to approach your online courses with the same effort and time commitment as you approach traditional courses, you will likely be successful in your courses.