Hi Anthony Taylor! This sounds like our mistake. This program isn’t really right for a complete programming novice — I think you’d be hard-pressed to keep up and ultimately unhappy.
Udacity does have a terrific Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program, though!
Unless you have a strong (and surprising) sense that you are ready for this program in spite of being a programming novice, would you be able to write firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a refund? They will happily refund your tuition or help you enroll in the Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program instead.
Sorry for our mistake!