Becoming familiar with Distance Learning
The Mayo School of Astrology operates correspondence and distance learning courses
only. Although events will be organised for Mayo students annually,
attendance at these is not compulsory, and all of your study will be done at
home. Online courses will be set up by the end of 2008 to help provide
further assistance and interaction with students.
Upon enrolment you will receive a folder containing instruction letters, test
papers, chart forms, ephemeris, reading material and supplementary
literature, all of which is included to enable you to complete your course
work. You will be allocated a student number
which you will need to enter
on all coursework you submit.
Although studying from home is very convenient it does require discipline.
Work, family and social events can often be distracting so it is essential you
allocate a number of hours a week to study for the courses. Additionally, if
you allow too wide a gap between studying and submitting test papers it is
easy to forget what you have learnt. For the certificate course we recommend
you allocate 5-8 hours a week depending on the speed at which you work.
We also recommend that you do further reading in addition to this. For the
Diploma course we recommend you allocate 8-12 hours a week with
additional further reading.
As studying from home can feel isolating at times, we recommend you join
the student forum designed for Mayo students only. Here, you can post
questions, learn about resources available to assist your study, interact with
other students, and learn more about astrology generally.