Now you can get the quality education you need to fulfill your goals from the screen of your computer.
WITH ACCESS TO A COMPUTER AND THE INTERNET, THERE’S NO EXCUSE TO MISS CLASS
You work full-time. Maybe you have a family. You’re stuck in a remote location nowhere near any higher education institute. You want to earn a degree and start a new career, but who has time for traditional education? Definitely not you.
Be ready to send a thank you letter to modern day technology (go ahead and make it an e-mail), because now you can get the quality education you need to fulfill your goals from the screen of your computer. While you explore your online Bachelor degree options, keep in mind:
- Not all institutes have accredited online programs. Check for the accreditation so your degree appeals more to employers and grad schools.
- Quality of the professors per class still matters. Check out the education and experience required for professors, to be sure they are qualified.
- Tuition is handled differently depending on the college. Some institutes charge by credit hour, others by year, and others by lump sum. Figure out what will be easiest on your wallet before committing.
- You can still earn scholarship funds. All it takes is some digging around online to find grants and scholarships you qualify for.
- It’s possible to test out of certain preliminary courses. Just like traditional colleges, explore which courses you can bypass to save a few (hundred) bucks and time.
- Classes still consist of video lectures, readings, discussion forums or webcam discussions, projects, papers, peer reviews, and more — so be prepared to work just as hard as you would in a traditional setting. Just do it wherever you want.
- Without a designated time or place, it’s easy to let lectures, assignments, and discussions slide by. Stay motivated, organized and on top of schoolwork to reach your end goal in four years or less!
Still not sure? Try out a free online course or two. It won’t get you credit, but it’ll help you ease into the most-convenient way to get a B.A.