I didn't leave the ship to do that.
So I had decided to skip...then I found out I can take just the classroom courses this time around and pick up the 'below-the-line' (self-paced online ones) later. That's good, because I was afraid if I stopped I'd never finish, and I do like the group of folks I am going to class with right now.
I am taking just one 3 credit course at a time for the next four months. Much better. Sigh. It puts the degree further off but it keeps it in the attainable range.