Is online degree fake?if yes then why don’y they shut down all institutes ,colleges &universities?

By | November 18, 2015

I ma trying to get admission in devry university (new york city)but they have 90% online courses you have to go in campus only 3 hours a week and they offer BA in 3 years instead of 4 years.
I am confused what to do . please please please help me

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4 thoughts on “Is online degree fake?if yes then why don’y they shut down all institutes ,colleges &universities?

  1. eri

    Some online degrees are fake, and some aren’t. You have to do your research to make sure they are actually making you earn a degree instead of selling one to you, that they don’t have numerous complaints against them, that they aren’t considered a diploma mill, and that other colleges and employers accept the credits you earn there.

    There are many advantages to an in-person education over an online one, not the least of which is interaction with professors and the opportunity to get involved in research projects.

  2. derdaktari

    Eri makes several good points. However, the DeVry degree is not heavy on research, so that is not an important factor.

    DeVry is an ok place, if you like the location….

    I know that the folks that run DeVry (corporate) are highly ethical, and they really don’t tolerate any BS from their employees.

  3. Meg D

    You just need to check their accreditation. Accreditation is certification that the educational program (s) at a school meet a certain level of quality. Independent organizations called accrediting agencies evaluate schools and award accreditation.

    What if the school I choose isn’t accredited?

    * You might not be able to get any financial aid to help you attend the school. The U.S. Department of Education requires that schools that participate in our federal student aid programs be accredited. You also could find that your state education agency’s aid programs won’t pay for your attendance at unaccredited schools.
    * You might not be able to transfer to another school. For instance, if you attend an unaccredited two-year school and then transfer to a four-year school to finish your education, you might have to start over again at the four-year school if it doesn’t recognize the classes you took at the two-year school.
    * You might not be able to get a good job. Unaccredited schools generally don’t have as good a reputation as accredited schools do. Many employers won’t hire someone with a certificate from a school they’ve never heard of or know is unaccredited.

  4. Lucy F

    The internet is changing the face of education and making legitimate degrees available for less money and in less time. There are some “schools’ that simply sell diplomas and are often referred to as diploma mills. The degrees from these diploma mills are often referred to as ‘fake’. There are online universities that use the same learning platforms that major universities use but charge a fraction of the cost. These online universities allow you to learn online and don’t just ‘sell you a diploma’. You might find it interesting to read about the history of accreditation, so you won’t be fooled into thinking accreditation is the magic word in education. There are online universities that offer Bachelor’s degrees in a year or less and you actually learn how to think in the process. Regardless of the school you attend the critical issue is, will you learn from the institution? You must be able to demonstrate that you are educated regardless of where your degree comes from, and you can only do that if you learned from the school you attended.

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