Is there a catch? This seems too good to be true.
Yes and no. Bear in mind that you have to pay extra for anything in life that's delivered on a silver platter. Doctor North's manual is not a cure-all magic potion that lays out every exact step any student should take and the precise order in which they should be taken. To make this manual work for you, you'll need to invest energy in doing things unconventionally. It will help a lot if you're self-disciplined. Hardly anyone will understand the strategies you adopt. That is why these strategies exist: so few people have adopted them. You'll need to establish your own priorities, make your own plans, and stick with the program you've designed. Finish what you begin. No one will hold your hand. All that said, learning outside the traditional (overpriced) mainstream routes doesn't need to be harder. In fact it's often much easier. The biggest difference is that you'll need to consistently take more initiative along the way. If you're not a self-starter, many of Dr. North's methods may not be the best option for you. If you are (or can learn to be), a earning a college degree conventionally is way overpriced. You'll pay way too much money. You'll spend way too much time in class—time that is far better spent in reading, writing, and doing stuff. Then you'll pay room and board on top of all that. It’s not necessary to pay retail any more. If you know where to look, you can earn a fully accredited bachelor’s degree that's not overpriced—not in money charged, not in time invested, and not in distance traveled.