How To Get An Online Degree
Congratulations. You have made a decision to continue your
education by getting an online degree. You have seen the ads in
newspapers and magazines and all over the World Wide Web
promoting every imaginable course and program and they are all
available on line. That works for you because you do not have
the time or money, or both, and you have always wanted to
complete your education.
Your first step should be to determine which course of study you
wish to follow through a distance learning program. Talking to
friends and family about your educational goals is a good idea
but if you want to really explore your options and choose a
program that is suited to you and your capabilities then find an
expert who can help you out. Career professionals are one choice
as well as employment counselors and if you know one, a college
or university professor. Once you know your goal you can make a
plan to make it a reality.
One place to start might be the University of Phoenix online
degree program. They provide a wealth of information about
distance learning on the basic requirements for admission and
how their online programs operate.
The basic requirements to get into an online degree program at
the University of Phoenix are that students must be at least 23
years old, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be
employed. You have to complete an assessment and in order to
enter the online degree programs; students must have a minimum
of 30 transferable credits from a regionally accredited
institution. You can enroll whenever you want throughout the
year and there are no traditional semesters. You can begin a
course of study any month of the year, with classes starting
every 4-6 weeks.
Classes at the University of Phoenix are limited to 8-13
students to ensure maximum interaction with the professor and
between students. You are expected to log on to the class site
five out of every seven days and each class shares its own group
mailbox, which serves as an "electronic classroom." On the first
day of the week the instructor sends introductory information on
the week's topic and confirms the assignments, such as reading
from the textbook, completing a case study, or preparing a paper
on the topic you're studying. The instructor also posts a short
lecture or elaborates on the material, and provides discussion
questions related to the topic.
During the week you work and study on your own. There is a
computer conferencing system allows for class discussion and you
can always e-mail your instructor if you get stuck. When you
complete an assignment you e-mail them to your teacher who
grades them and returns them to you with their comments.