Institutions from top universities to technical schools are taking advantage of the rich resources and opportunities of the worldwide web to offer online classes, courses, and even degree-granting programs. It has never been easier to complete your education without leaving home. But how can students determine which programs are genuine and which are scams? How can students maximize their learning experiences with the kinds of programs that are right for them, and the kinds of degrees that will take them the farthest after "graduation"? Matthew Helm and April Helm have the answer. Get Your Degree Online is a top-notch directory of the best distance-learning programs available. But the book offers so much more than a directory. Readers will learn about the various delivery methods involved in distance learning, the advantages and disadvantages of this form of education, and how to make sure distance learning is really for them. They will learn how to determine if a program is accredited and why accreditation is important, and how to tell real education opportunities from fly-by-night scams. They will even find out how to get financial aid for their online education. The book covers more than 350 degree programs.
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Providing the best distance-learning programs available to date, Get Your Degree Online is much more than a directory: it explains the many ins and outs of attending a virtual classroom to help you succeed in realizing your education goals, from self-improvement, to certification, to earning a Bachelor's degree or an MBA. Authors Matthew and April Hel, provide a wealth of advice to choosing a program outside university walls that matches your interests and needs. They also include a valuable checklist of questions to determine which online programs are legitimate and which are simply fly-by-night scams devised to waste your precious time and tuition money.
Profiling more than 350 online programs, Get Your Degree Online provides students of all ages with key data on admissions criteria, technology requirements, financial aid opportunities, comparison charts, and cross-indices. Get Your Degree Online also teaches you how to:
- Find out if a program is accredited (and explains why accreditation is important)
- Get financial aid for your online education
- Use credit banks and transfer credits
- Collect material for a portfolio
- And much more!
As the demand for virtual classrooms continues to accelerate, so does the need for a top-notch guide to navigating through this fast-growing, and often perplexing, service. Get Your Degree Online is the only guide you need to make the most out of your distance learning experience.