Online degree/Course, When R U going to make a decision to
enroll in one?
When you have thousands of options in front of you, it is
difficult to pick one. If you have been searching for online
degrees the chances are, your search won't come to an end until
you make a decision to enroll in one.
Decision to enroll within a set time period is important because
otherwise your search is likely to continue without any
objective. But once you have made a decision to enroll in online
bachelors or MBA or any other course then you just have to
choose one from 1000s of Universities and colleges, which are
offering these courses.
The more you search, the more information you are likely to have
about the Universities and Colleges and courses. The end result
is likely to be in the form of information overload. This would
hinder your decision making power and you would find it
difficult to pick one.
One of my friends wanted a laptop. He searched on the Internet,
asked everyone around about the specifications, costs and brands
etc. Loaded with all this information he walked confidently into
the computer warehouse. He found so many different types of
laptops with so many different specifications that his head
started to spin in half an hour or so. Different laptops have
different specifications; some have this but lack something
else. He went in that computer warehouse 4 or 5 times but still
could not make any decision. As soon as he walked in the last
time the sales assistants disappear at the back. They realized
that he is just wasting their time and not serious about buying,
because he was asking the same questions again and again.
Anyway, he had to send his wife for the laptop, she walked in
with two criteria, one DVD player/recorder and wireless
networking enabled. She wanted a digital camera, so she choose
the cheapest laptop and with the money she saved she bought a
digital camera for herself. They both are happy with their
The degree is not like buying a laptop because it has far
reaching consequences for your future. But first you need to
decide about your criteria. Once this is clear then you just
need to make a decision to enroll within a set time period. This
time period could be between in the region of one week to 6
months. Whatever time period suits you and whenever you feel you
would be ready for the commitment, is for you to decide. This
would make your search a lot easier.
Many people would like to have a degree. They even have the
complete information about different Universities and colleges
but they still find it hard to make a decision to enroll. The
problem is they are not sure about what to look for and what are
their criteria about online degree.
I read somewhere that food is hardly a criterion in life. For
some people it might not be but I love it and it is one of the
best criterions of my life. So it depends upon your criteria, it
could be cost, accreditation, reputation of the University/
College, how many students are enrolled, how many students have
actually completed, time commitment they are asking for, their
lecturers, the support they provide, frequency of the online
Decision to enroll in a set time period is one of the most
important one, when you are searching. Let me explain,
distance-learning courses and degrees have been around for a
long time and most Universities and colleges offer these
courses. Online degrees are comparatively new and are an
extension of distance learning courses. If you had made up your
mind to enroll in one, you could have found a university
offering distance-learning degrees long time ago. But since you
are still searching, your search is likely to continue until you
decide to enroll within a set time period.
It's now your call either to make up your mind or continue with
your never-ending search. You can find some good information on
the following website addresses.