Hi Veritas RR,
I am very sorry for our delayed response. When you register for the January 2011 course, you will immediately receive access to your online account and your books will be shipped shortly thereafter. Prior to beginning your course, we recommend that your work through Lesson 0, Math Essentials. The Math Essentials book is not covered in class, but you will have access to an online lesson that corresponds to that book. If you haven't taken a practice exam, we also recommend that you take a practice exam before your course begins. The purpose of this is to mainly familiarize you with the format and style of a computer adaptive exam.
We look forward to having you join us in January and if you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to post them.