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How to complete an online degree

Education is certainly easier to complete at this time. What with the rise in the quantity of online degrees which are being offered. When prior to, these online degrees are reserved to on-line degrees and other computer-related programs, now all programs seem to have its model over the world wide internet.

An online degree is however not second-rate or not as valid as a degree taken from attending university classes. Online degrees are simply as hard to complete and just as tough. The only difference is actually, you don’t have to be actually there in the school room in order to learn a point or two out of your subjects. You can just sit in your space and listen to your professor yacking about individuals senseless terms from a remote location.

When it is the same as university existence, how do you complete your web degree then without having getting into potential problems

With an online diploma, what you should have is participation. Classes may also be through chatting as well as video conferences that may highlight your existence or your non-presence in the class. Remember that your own participation in school can be reviewed as well as rewound. The same goes with chat logs, which will uncover the number of participations that you have experienced for the entire class.

The best thing about an online class is the fact that you don’t have to face others. This will largely advantage people who are afraid of communicating in front of many people and those who cannot comment when there are other people about.

Another must-do when signed up for an online course is the term paper or the task paper. Because you are not attending classes as well as in some classes, usually are not even taking any tests, your term papers and your projects will determine your grades for that course. Those who are used to working hard and people who are used to meeting deadlines could have a far easier moment than those who are so used to procrastination.

Work is also a must in a online degree school. Why The answer appears pretty obvious. Because the classes are remotely carried out, the only thing you have to do is to make sure that you are free close to that time to commit your entire time, without any any interruptions. Remember that what you are attending can be a virtual class and also students can fundamentally access the class all over the place so there is actually no excuse when it comes to class attendance as opposed to when you are attending college. Besides, finding the time for you to attend the online course will no longer depend on your availability but in your ability to manage your time well.

Completing a web-based degree should not be a trial. In fact, it is one of the easiest education to possess. Who can beat not necessarily going to school as well as sitting for hours playing professors talk But remember too that online studies are not children’s play. It is the genuine thing and what you get from this is also a real degree. So smarten up and ensure that you get the most out of this type of education.

Take your own classes seriously and ensure that you are doing what exactly is expected of you. Like that, you can breeze through your online degree right away.

Comments: 58

  1. Robert April 10, 2013 at 5:56 am Reply

    I am considering pursuit of an online degree, however I’m not sure how future employers will perceive its quality. Any advice would be appreciated especially from anyone in a human resource capacity, employer, or someone who has successfully completed online schooling. Thanks.

  2. Colin June 11, 2013 at 6:40 am Reply

    I prefer to stay away from DeVry and UOP. I would like a community college for my associates but am not sure if they will offer a complete online degree. Any help would be great.

  3. Jeffrey June 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm Reply

    I’m thinking about applying for the BSBA online degree program at East Carolina. I work full time and have 2 young children. Will I have the time to do it if I only do it part time?

  4. Belia June 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    I have been looking for a Masters that is ONLINE, in second language acquisition, with no luck. Has anyone ever heard of one? or know of one? Thanks!

  5. Edmundo July 4, 2013 at 12:41 am Reply

    I am thinking of pursuing an online Masters degree and was wondering if you can defer student loan payments while doing so. How many people have completed online degrees and were your student loans deferred while doing so?

  6. Isabel August 11, 2013 at 12:10 am Reply

    For those of you who have completed an online degree (no matter what the degree field). Did you have any trouble getting a job when telling them you have an online degree instead of a degree from a campus. Were people biased at all? Reason I ask in because I am considering taking online classes but i want it to be worth it in the end.

  7. Lucia September 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm Reply

    I want to go back to school but my work schedual is in the way… I love my job but want to advance by getting a degree in criminal justice. I was thinking about doing my schooling online. Has anyone ever sucessfully completed online schooling and if so what were some pros and cons?

  8. Alec September 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Has anyone ever completed an online program to earn a degree? If so… Would you recommend it to anyone else? Why or why not?

  9. Vergie October 24, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply

    I have a four month old son, and am pretty much limited to classes/courses which can be completed online, but I may eventually be able to do some traditional classes as well. I am looking for the highest paying degrees I can earn online. Any degrees, BA, BS, Masters, don’t care.

  10. Nickolas November 3, 2013 at 12:22 am Reply

    My son wants to study online and wants to have an online degree for Liberal arts. Which college would be best for him? He lives in Hong Kong now, so which college would be best for him to study Liberal Arts online?


  11. Jame November 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    My dream has always been to teach special needs children but in my mid 40’s and a family it would be hard to go back to a bricks and morter school. Was wondering if online degrees are for real?

  12. Leilani November 6, 2013 at 9:56 am Reply

    How can I find complete online programs/degrees from regular universities not those for profit schools?

  13. Marcelene November 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply

    I am contemplating an online course, however I would like to complete my degree online from a different country such as colombia. Ive been searching around the internet thus far with no luck. Any references?

  14. Bryan November 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm Reply

    I hate when someone asks about a school or occupation and you get all these people posting links to online degrees! Especially for healthcare degrees, i mean it is not possible to get a degree in some fields with an online degree! whats w/ these people? are they recruiters for online schools or somthing?! stop it!

  15. Domingo November 19, 2013 at 2:31 am Reply

    And if not ivy league, than what other respected colleges offer full online degree programs?

  16. Tiffaney November 26, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply

    I am an art teacher who needs to pursue my master’s degree. I am looking into online degrees to save commute time during my busy work week. I have never taken an online class before. Anyone with firsthand experience of this? How are the classes structured? Level of Difficulty? I am looking into MFA in painting or drawing or Masters in Art Ed. Any suggestions on specific schools/programs? Thanks!

  17. Damion December 6, 2013 at 4:23 am Reply

    I am 1 semester away from complete my Bachelors in Criminal Justice. It would fit my work schedule if I can Complete my Master’s online. Any suggestions on good accredited Master Programs for Social work or some type of counseling such as Rehabilitation Counseling online degree?

  18. Tiffany December 8, 2013 at 12:49 am Reply

    I am currently looking into all online colleges that offer online graphic design or web design programs. I have looked into several, but many sites recommend Full sail University. My main concern with the program is that the classes are completed in only 4 weeks. Is the workload so overwhelming that you don’t learn anything? I previously took classes that were 5 and 1/2 weeks long. They were really fast paced, but I learned a lot. Four weeks just seems to short. Can anyone who has completed an online degree through Full Sail let me know? I would greatly appreciate it!

  19. Vilma December 8, 2013 at 12:50 am Reply

    I’m enlisting in the Navy and in about 2 weeks I’ll be assigned my job and I will take an Oath. I have 23 community college credits that I completed and I want to continue my education and get a bachelors degree at least. I understand the Navy pays for college tuition while you are in but my question is how exactly do you get this education? I really don’t like the idea of Everest, Keiser, Phoenix or any of those online colleges….but I don’t know too much about legitimate college that simply offer online degrees. I don’t see it being possible to actually attend a college while on active duty but are there college that work specifically with the military for online degrees? I’m 18 and I would really like to open a lot of doors and take advantage of these benefits as much as possible.

  20. Werner December 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    I am about go back to school and finish my Bachelors degree and I am thinking of going to Walden University. I want to go to Law School so I just need to get a bachelors. However, I can’t find anything saying that Law Schools do or do not honor a bachelors that was completed online. Anyone heard or know anything?

  21. Debrah December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm Reply

    For a real State run College that also offers complete Online Degrees such as :Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, Excelsior College in New York and Charter Oak State College in Connecticut would I be able to obtain Student Loans provide me with money for living expenses as well if I choose to do my Bachelors Online through Distance learning?

  22. Raymon December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Hi I would like to start an online degree in IT, preferably a BSc. Due to work and other commitments I’m unable to attend lectures so I would like to do a complete online degree. I currently reside in an EU member state so it would be great if I find a University offering such course within the EU region. Any of you guys have any idea or have obtained such a degree?. If yes I would appreciate your help and advise.

  23. Gayle December 11, 2013 at 10:42 am Reply

    I’ll be getting my MBA Online at a school in Boston. Since I work in DC and my job moves me a lot, this is the only program that fits my needs. I understand that there is a “term” that is used in a resume when speaking about an online degree/program. Would anyone know what the term may be? I really appreciate all the help in advance. Thanks!

  24. Socorro December 23, 2013 at 7:28 am Reply

    I want to do the vet tech program online because I am stuck in a town that does not offer it at the local college. I am with someone that is in the military and i figured this would be good. I plan on taking vet related classes at the local college after completing the online degree to maybe get some hands on experience if they offer that…I don’t want to get ripped off though. So has anyone done Penn Foster?

  25. Jere December 23, 2013 at 7:54 am Reply

    I have successfully completed my online degree in cheffery and have also memorised about 50 recipes by heart during that process. I have been reliably informed that people in Cornwall are rich and all they do is to spend their entire days and evenings on Yahoo Answers before going to eat out every night of the week. So how much can I expect to earn there cheffing? I would love to be given the opportunity to be rude to staff members like Gordon Ramsay and other head chefs are to their staff and thought I would start off with Cornwall.

  26. Tiffaney December 23, 2013 at 8:00 am Reply

    Has anyone completed a college degree either and associates or bachelors degree online and than went on to a good college or university for a bachelors degree or masters degree? If so what online college degree program did you go for? Was it a associates degree or bachelors? If you than went on to a good college or university where did you go?

  27. Tesha January 24, 2014 at 2:27 am Reply

    Online education no doubt has helped many in completing their education. But, when it comes to online business degrees are they useful when entering the corporate world? Do you think they are useful for working professionals and students aspiring to enter the world of business. I understand that they are a flexible and cost effective option especially since education expenses are on the rise.

    But, will they prove to be a threat for Brick and mortar B-schools or just another harmless trend ?

  28. Soraya February 2, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    there is a community college near where i live but i have work and things to do that i think it will be best to take classes online. can i complete the 2 years of college online to transfer to a 4-year? thanks

  29. Rey February 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm Reply

    I am 20 and just finished receiving my Welding certification but am hoping to work and go back to school part time to reach an MBA in operations and applied science. Is it possible for me to get my degree before I’m 35?

  30. Karly February 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    So ive just graduated with an advanced diploma in Human Resource management and typically to get in you needed a degree, I however had work experience but now im consiering doing an online program to gain my degree…even an associate degree would be fine. Also in my field a degree is going to be manditory come 2011 to be able to get cerfified. Id like to start working again so im considering doing it online…however when i search stuff it seems scamish to me. Like get a degree for 500! its accreditaed…im not sure how to go about doing it…any suggestions? Am i looking at paying the same price for an online degree as if I was to just go to university?

  31. Serina February 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Will employers accept a degree from an online college, such as University of Pheonix?

  32. Daren February 12, 2014 at 11:36 am Reply

    I’m looking into my options for Online study programs. Does anyone know of any others besides Pheonix and AIU?

  33. Leandro February 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm Reply


  34. Ula February 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm Reply

    how does it work ? what are pros and cons? can i get AA degree from online courses and then xfer to another college (not online course) to get bachelor degrees?

  35. Jason February 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm Reply

    The degree I want to pursue is computer-related anyway. Computer Science. It could even be from Stanford, of Columbia University. But, only degree? What do you think? They’re cheaper and I can study and complete the homework on my own schedule. So that will leave me time to work because I have, literally, negative money. It’s good, ok, not bad? Or they’re fake, not valuable, not a real education?

  36. Etta February 22, 2014 at 12:04 am Reply

    I’m already pursuing a degree from an urban university in USA, but I was thinking of getting an online degree from an accredited college also at a cheaper rate.
    I have little to no idea about such degrees. I’m really confused on a lot of grounds like :

    1. How will we give the exams ?
    2. Any chances of financial aid for International Students in USA ?
    3. After completing the coursework, how will we receive the degree ?
    4. Can we complete it in very short time like 2 years (Bachelor’s) ?
    5. Can we complete online degrees while already studying on F-1 Visa ?

    I’m considering online colleges like Baker’s (MI) or Unv.of Phoenix.

    A few details, which I felt I should add :

    1. How exactly is Baker College ?
    I’m asking this cause it’s the cheapest & has my area of interest i.e. Computer SCIENCE.

    2. Do International students really get scholarships for online degrees ?

    3. I have seen that each course is 6 weeks long, so can I opt for multiple courses at the same time, which together will run for 6 weeks straight ?

  37. Micah February 22, 2014 at 1:04 am Reply

    were you able to find a job and your field of study?

  38. Ray February 22, 2014 at 1:04 am Reply

    Okay, so my boyfriend is thinking about going to school for business. The problem is, we are getting a place soon and we’re not sure if we can afford it with both of us in school. He came up with a bright idea: Online schooling. This would be perfect for us! I tried looking into it more, but I had trouble finding some good schools that offer online business degrees. The only one I found was from Phoenix and he wasn’t too sure about it. We’re trying to ‘shop around’. Any help?

  39. Ervin February 22, 2014 at 5:50 am Reply

    I am in a position where I am going to a 4 year university, but I may have to change to an online degree program because of my work schedule. Do companies look down on degrees obtained online? I am going back to get an accounting degree adn was considering Phoenix University.

    I heard that businesses actually look fondly on people with online degrees because it shows self discipline and motivation. Any advice?

  40. Tessie February 22, 2014 at 5:55 am Reply

    Can anyone tell me the average cost of an online associates degree…I am wanting to study Criminal Investigations or Criminal Justice…I’ve spoken with some schools and they keep giving me the run around on the price until I actually enroll..please help!!!!

  41. Willard February 22, 2014 at 8:31 am Reply

    I want to get a degree online. I assume that I would have to get a book and read chapters, do assignments and essays, and then take some tests. For turning in these assignments and essays, would I have to go to a classroom? Also, for doing labs, how would that work? Any other information you think I should know would be appreciated.

  42. Antoine February 22, 2014 at 9:03 am Reply

    I’m interested in earning an MBA online as I am a single mother and do not have enough money to pay for daycare for my son while I attend classes. I want to open a restaurant and I would like to also get a degree in restaurant management that won’t take quite as long as an MBA to complete. Is it possible to take courses like this at the same time even if is for different degrees. How long does is take to complete the bachelor’s and how long for the MBA? Thanks.

  43. Terry February 22, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    whats up with online degrees every site i visit it says online degree onlind degree. what makes it so sepcial? what kind of degree is that? master-bec- etc…
    is it benfit for u career?
    how i can get one?
    does it take a long time to get one ?
    do i have to attend some courses or w.e
    basically what do you know about online degrees?
    my major in college is finance if that tells u smething

  44. Basil February 22, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    I was going to take online courses at Ashworth University. However, I have done research and found out that this school is not regionally accredited.

    Could you please give me the names of some regionally accredited online colleges where I can finish up my AA degree and move on to my BA degree?

  45. Lanell February 25, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply

    Looking into a Medical assistant program

  46. Laurence February 26, 2014 at 3:16 am Reply

    After the schooling years could I obtain my degree two years later by doing school full time while working as a Nuke? I really want a degree but also need money ASAP so I am considering this route because I can become a Nuke officer with a mathematics degree. University of Illinois offers a math degree completely online after you complete gen. ed requirements and maths up to Calculus 3. I just wonder how it will go. I know I can take math classes online but I’m thinking about the required sciences.
    Yes, I have an acceptable ASVAP score to qualify for Nuke. The recruiter brought it to my attention.
    After two years of training will they give me two plus to obtain a bachelors? And I will owe them… how many years?
    Thanks for the responses. I may consider trying to become a translator/interpretor/linguist.

  47. Joleen February 28, 2014 at 2:53 am Reply

    What are some online colleges where I can earn a degree in under one year maybe 1 1/2 yrs.?

  48. Tesha February 28, 2014 at 2:54 am Reply

    What do you think of online degrees?

  49. Harris March 14, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

    Has anyone earned an online degree and found it to be beneficial? If so, where to you receive it from, what major, and what do you do now? Thanks guys!

  50. Yetta March 15, 2014 at 5:00 am Reply

    Did you have a good experience or a bad experience? Were tests supervised or not?

  51. Casey March 16, 2014 at 1:28 am Reply

    What are some good college/universities to attend for online teacher degrees

  52. Joey March 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Please help me, I have completed 80 regular college credit hours by going to college for 4 years. But then I had to deffer and get busy with some personal things. Now I want to return and complete my degree from a college but since I’m out of the country and living abroad I want to finish the Degree through distance learning. Could you guys tell me of good distance learning schools and is it possible that I could just finish the remaining college credit hours online and complete my degree. Please help!
    P.S.: I was going to school for undergraduate Computer Science Degree.

  53. Viki April 4, 2014 at 5:49 am Reply

    Im just looking in to online degree’s, proper university ones, ones that actually give you a piece of paper thats worth more than the tree that was killed to make it.

    Anyway, most say you can go at your own pace, but for most people, this means dragging it out, or possibly shaving 20% of the time off. What im interested in is how fast can you theoretically complete the course, such as spending a month up on caffeine doing an easy degree, passing the exams, and finishing it all. What online universities would allow this? I mean realistically, if you can learn the material and pass all of the assessments, you’ve earnt it right?

    I currently own a business that takes very little of my time, it supports me fine, only takes a few hours a week of my time. I have a girlfriend who studies full time, I have ALOT of time on my hands lol.

  54. Delisa April 8, 2014 at 3:59 am Reply

    Have u or anyone you know completed a degree online? Is it worth it?

    What was it in and do you know the website because i would really like to do this?

  55. Elana April 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply

    I was just going through questions the other day and I happen to run across someone who answered a question about how an online degree was pretty much worthless in the job world… Is that true? Is it valued any less than a typical degree with this day and ages technology to do online classes? Are there any catches I should know about with online classes I am forgetting?

  56. Jacquelyne April 21, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    I’m planning on going for my accounting degree but there are so many online schools to choose from. I was wondering if anyone knew of any schools that are more accredited than others or if it really doesn’t matter which one I choose.

    Also if anyone knew what all would be involved with this degree, that would be greatly appreciated. I know classes like business ethics and basic math classes would be on my class list, but I’m wondering what else I would have to go through and how long getting this degree would take to complete.

    So basically, any info about online colleges or an accounting degree in general would helpful. Thanks!

  57. Emanuel May 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm Reply

    if anyone has an online degree I have a few questions. Do you completely do the work online, or do you have to go back and forth to a local college for some things? Is the financial aid good? What is the best online school for a psycology degree? Lastly when you applied for jobs did the employers take your degree seriously? Thanks!

  58. Mauricio May 19, 2014 at 1:27 am Reply

    What did you complete and why did you do it online?

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