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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some Of The Advantages Of Getting A Degree Online

Stuck in a rut at work? Maybe you are one of the many who think that your dream of a college education is part of the dust of your past and not possible. But is it too late to go back to school? Never.

What? You say that you don't want to drive across town to the local campus? You're worried that you might not fit in with today's college generation? No worries. The Internet has solved many problems, and this is just one of them. A higher education sits just a click away for you, and you can actually get what you need right from your own home.

An online bachelor's degree will bolster your career. Online bachelor's degrees come for properly accredited schools and are transferable and acknowledged by most if not all educators and employers in the country.

Consider the advantages of obtaining an online degree. Universities most commonly offer the two types of bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

You can work at your own pace. Online universities offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your daily routines, including a fulltime job. Universities offer a broader selection of subjects for majors. You will never be late or absent for class. Most universities offer material accessible anytime of day. You can complete your degree faster from home than an on site program depending on your will and discipline. Online programs often offer competitive prices, many times less than the traditional college, and yet many view the online degree as equivalent of a traditional college education.

Three types of online universities exist. First, diploma mills sell fake degrees not worth the paper on which they are printed. Second, internet only universities range from reputable to shady depending on the school. Finally, regional colleges often offer online program options.

Heavy marketing diploma mills often suck students into their fake degree webs. Remember that students cannot earn a bachelor's degree in a few months of weeks. Consider the programs overview of how to earn the degree. You must complete a number of courses within your major choice. You must complete other classes in related fields. The more work required, the more legitimate the degree. Upon completion, you graduate with your bachelor's degree. This should take 2 to 3 years.

Watch out for the common online degree myths:

"Employers don't recognize online bachelor degrees." This really depends on your school's accreditation and reputation.

"Online degrees don't compare with traditional degrees." More employers are opening up to online degrees, especially those in technical, marketing and media fields.

"College costs too much." Compared to traditional schools, online degrees are modestly priced. Research and compare.

By simply reviewing your options, you can find a viable and reliable university and earn your online degree that will take your career to new heights. So start looking.

About Author: Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as student software at

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