What are the pros and cons of online college?

By | August 12, 2015

I would like to buy an online university. But what is bad, tax professionals, if possible, you give me some good online college. If you can tell from my own experience college online you have completed???.

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6 thoughts on “What are the pros and cons of online college?

  1. iamme210

    the pros are the obvious- it’s convenient and workable around your schedule-great for those that already have a job and need to keep it or any other obligations you may have.
    The cons-it’s very impersonal- I’ve never taken online courses myself but I am at a university and from what I’ve heard they can be difficult because the professors don’t really put time into the course material, it’s very impersonal. If there is something you don’t understand you’re sort of left on your own, you can’t visit the professor and get a topic explained to you. Also, it doesn’t allow you to meet interesting and cool people that may be into some of the same subjects that you are.

  2. sweetheartcutie

    I am doing online high school and next year i can start online college. I think it is awesome. cons are not as much people interaction. Pros are very easy to fit into a schedule..

  3. Lauren

    U DONT MEET PEOPLE..no parties, no social life, no alcohol, no fun

  4. johnnyfundae

    The primary con’s of obtaining your degree online is that you miss out on opportunities to interact with peers and professors in person. However, a number of colleges are introducing unique programs utilizing technology to increase their ability to foster these environments online.

    The primary pro’s for the student include flexibility in terms of schedule, comfort of studying from home, lack of travel expenses, and not being limited in geography for your college selection. The pro’s for the college or university include being able to utilize new exciting technology, lack of additional costs associated with hosting classes with a large number of individuals on campus, ability to have larger class sizes.

    My biggest recommendation if you choose to go the online route would be to make sure that any college you consider is regionally accredited and that you look into a number of schools to find the best fit for you and your needs. Too often people simply enroll in the first program they find rather than taking the small amount of time to do a little more research. Taking an extra couple of minutes to contact a couple other schools may save you the headache of enrolling in the wrong program.

    This site has some good info on regionally accredited online degrees and some colleges to help begin/expand your search if you choose to go that route:
    http://www.ecollegefinder.org
    Good luck!

  5. oirad54001

    I have been to an all online college, but I have taken online classes for a normal 4 year college.

    Assumption: you must be an organized person
    follow a schedule
    motivate yourself
    great self learner

    if all above apply than….Pros:
    -you will finish earlier, so you can get a job faster
    -you can do the class at your own time and pace to certain extent
    -don’t have to attend class

    If you are a person that is easily distractible
    If you are not a good self motivator
    If you need things explained to you more than one way

    if above things apply than….Cons:
    -you can’t learn if you are not a good organizer, ect.
    -you have to get your own extra materials
    -need a computer with high speed internet
    -business are more reluctant to hire you unless you had all A’s or B’s, if you had anything lower they would rather hire the attended class in college person over you. They believe that those people had more experience with diversity of students and teachers. A more “business” enviroment.

    Its the same difference between home schooled kids, and high school kids, all though most home schooled kids do better in average, they don’t have that “social” business enviroment and are therefore prone to having problems getting along at workplace….

    I say attend a normal go to class university…

  6. RC

    The key is to make sure the college/university is accredited. I have three basic recommendations for everyone looking into online/distance education. They all have to do with exploring; after all, you have to defend your assets.

    1. Make certain that you have triple checked their accreditation. First, they tell you what it is, then you go to that accrediting body’s website (not through the link provided by the school), and thirdly you would visit the department of education to see what they have to say. Do your diligent research into the institutions once you have narrowed down to a couple. You can look at the Better Business Bureau for more information on the college.

    2. You must have extreme self motivation and be able to teach yourself per say. This means that you will not have someone telling you verbally, so it is up to you to get the information from the course room, text, and other resources. The best way to look at it is like a guided independent study course.

    3. Review your goals, personal and professional. Make sure that the school that you are going to offers the programs that match your goals. Do not settle. There are many programs that are similar, but you have to make the ultimate decision. Do not let it be based on finances and length of program, but the fact that when you are finished or near finished you will be able to assume your proper place in the career field sought.

    You should market yourself and not the degree or university. There are many traditional universities offering degrees that can be earned through online methods. Distance Learning Alliance has a list of these traditional online schools. Look at that if you are truly concerned with the name of the school. Good luck on your search!

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