Yes. Membership fees get you access to the Moodle, where there are some resources available for parents and students even without course enrollment. The annual registration fee is used to process enrollment requests and holds a student's place in all requested courses, assuming that the course was not waitlisted at the time of the request. Tuition may be paid in installments, but all fees, including tuition in full, must be paid before students can enter Moodle course resources or chat sessions. It is important to plan payments so that all funds reach Scholars Online before the start of chat sessions.
Scholars Online is currently engaged in accreditation evaluation by MSA-CESS for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses taken from Fall 2009 - Spring 2017 were fully accredited by AdvancED and NWAC. For more information on accreditation, see our Scholars Online Accreditation page.