opinions on going to college online?

By | August 29, 2015

hello!.. well im a full time student and im considering switching over to online courses so i can study at my own pace. i was looking at drexel university online and i was wondering if anyone can provide me with some opinions and experience with taking college courses online?
let me also add that the college i plan on going to is Drexel University. I am in community college now and i was going to transfer there and actually take courses at the actual physical campus. and its a very good school for engineering and technology.. look it up for yourself

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  1. Kara

    A couple years ago I researched online classes for myself, then wound up in night classes to finish my degree.

    As a result of my research I have some suggestions for you of things to evaluate and consider when you look at online colleges.

    1. Research accreditation–Who gives the college accreditation and if you decide to transfer somewhere else will the classes be accepted at other colleges?

    2. How will this degree look on a resume and to a potential employer? Basically what is the perceived “value” of the degree and what does it say on the diploma/transcript? Does this college only offer classes online, is a potential employer going to look at it and say “I never heard of this college…Oh, its just an online school” and put your resume in the bottom of the stack? Or does this college also have a physical campus, a good reputation, and issue you a degree the same as any other student that attends the physical campus?

    3. Can you really study at your own pace with the online classes? The online classes I have taken before all had deadlines throughout the class for when assignments had to be turned in. Sure I could study when I wanted during the week, but there were always weekly deadlines.

    4. Are you ready for online classes? Are you computer savy? Are you self-motivated and able to make yourself work on classes online when there are 400 things more fun to do online (facebook, Yahoo answers, YouTube, email, etc)?

    If your college is respected and reputable, but you just aren’t sure if the online is for you, why not try one or two classes and see how it goes?

    If you just aren’t sure of the college, why not see what your local community colleges or state schools offer online? A lot of times a public college will offer online classes for less cost than some for profit online schools that spend a lot of money advertising online.

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