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What grades are offered for Distance Learning Online?

We offer K4 through Grade 12.

Can I buy individual courses?

Individual courses may be ordered for grades 1 through 12. Content for the new term will be available June 1.

When can I begin ordering Distance Learning Online?

You can order for the 2015-2016 term now. The books will ship within 7 to 10 business days, but course access will not be available online until June 2015. Access to these courses will end December 31, 2016. You can order for the 2015-2016 term through January 31, 2016.

Can I switch to the online option if I have already ordered the DVD or Hard Drive option?

Yes. You can switch within 30 days of ordering any service. Please contact Customer Service at 800.845.5731. Administrative fees may apply.

Can I substitute courses within a grade level like I can with the DVD option?

Yes. You are allowed 2 substitutions per grade level (up or down). Substitutions can be made by clicking the "Customize my kit" link on the product page when you place your order.

What are the differences between the Online option and the DVD or Hard Drive option?

The video content is the same for all three options. The unique features of the Online option include: Online assessments (grades 5-12 only), online teacher support materials, gradebook for online assessments, and unique community features. Check out our Options Comparison Chart

Can my other children watch the lessons?

Yes. There is no per-child viewing fee, but only one student can take the online assessments and log progress. Therefore, we recommend families use DVDs when they have multiple children viewing the same courses.

Are all the textbooks included?

The Distance Learning Online with books option includes all the essential student materials. Abridged Teacher's Editions are available online in PDF format.  Printed Teacher's Editions are not included with the Distance Learning Online option but are available for purchase with a discount.

Are the Teacher Support Materials printed or online?

The Teacher Support Materials become available online when the parent logs in.

How long will I have to complete my Distance Learning Online program?

Course access for the 2015-2016 term will begin no later than June 1, 2015 and end on December 31, 2016.

Will I or my student be able to contact the instructor? If so, how do we do that?

You or your student will be able to contact an academic specialist with any questions you have about the course. Once you register for a course and log on to the BJU Press Distance Learning Online website, an e-mail link will be visible on each main course page. You are always welcome to send an e-mail to with any questions you may have.

What happens when the term ends on December 31?

After the term ends you will not be able to view content for courses in that term. Access cannot be extended. Be sure to record grade information prior to the end of the term.