Know what to expect with some of your early courses. Take a look at the course syllabi for foundation courses in English, math, accounting, and word processing.
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I :: 7 weeks
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II :: 7 weeks
BIS 101 Intro. to Word Processing and the Internet ::
These are sample syllabi to demonstrate the workload for these courses. The actual content, assignments, and textbook editions may be different from what you see here.