Many prospective students have concerns about getting an online degree. They wonder if it will hurt their career aspirations or ability to build on their educational goals. Essentially, is an online degree for real? Can you really go to school from anywhere?
Fear not, online programs are real, and they are offered by many big-name, well-known schools.
Most online degrees are as valuable as those from any traditional college or university degree. The diploma you earn from an online school will be just like any other, and will not say online.
The more important questions you need to ask are:
- Does the school have the degree program that fits your educational goals?
- Do the course delivery tools (online platform, live or recorded video, chat) fit your needs and abilities?
- How long do most courses take, and is there direct interaction with the instructor?
- Does the school offer scholarships, discounts, or other financial aid?
If you think online education may be the best fit for you, request information from schools to find one that meets your needs.
Learning about all your options for online learning is the best first step.