Yes! Come to the store 7 – 14 days before the course begins to pickup the Advanced manual which houses the homework. You will want to size and reserve any rental gear you may need (wetsuit, bcd, reg set etc).
Liability and medical information must be filed at the store. You will also need some personal gear for this course. There is a lot to be done before a PADI scuba class begins and it cannot be done remotely due to standards set fourth by the scuba training agency. You should receive a welcome e-mail with instructions that explain in detail the steps required to be ready for your upcoming program.