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Online Education Bachelor Degree Selection: 8 helpful tips

Updated on December 10, 2009

Online Education Bachelor Degree Selection

8 helpful tips for selecting an Online Education Bachelor Degree Program

Are you considering an online education bachelor degree?  Nowadays in order to be considered for a job you need to have some sort of bachelor degree.  Going back to school can be difficult especially when you’re trying to balance your work and family life as well.  However, getting an online education bachelor degree is a great option because it reduces travel time and allows you to learn on your time.  Because of the popularity of online education bachelor degrees there are many online universities that currently offer online education bachelor degrees, so how do you pick the right one?

Due to the many online education bachelor degree programs out there, it may be helpful to have a list of criteria to consider.  Below are my suggestions:

1.  Bachelor Degree Program – you will want to make sure their bachelor degree program meets your needs and some online universities will target certain concentrations that may or may not help you

2.  Accreditation – you want to make sure that the degree is accepted by the companies you apply to.

3.  Customer Service – How is the online universities customer service?  If their customer service is poor before you begin the program you can bet it’s going to be just as bad during the program

4.  Application Assistance – Some schools it’s a nightmare trying to fill out the paperwork, with other schools it can be easy with a little help

5.  Tuition – You obviously don’t want to pay more than you have to when getting your online education bachelor degree, but don’t sacrifice price for quality of education!

6.  Financial Aid Assistance – Some online universities may provide financial aid assistance directly and most of them will work with you to help you get financial aid

7.  Flexibility of Schedule – You want to make sure that you can schedule the classes you need when you need them.  It’s also nice to have some flexibility in reading the materials and submitting the assignments.

8.  Program Extension – In the event that you have to put your program on hold or take fewer classes, you want to make sure that the online university will work with you so that you don’t forfeit your credits

An online education bachelor degree program is a big investment and you want to make sure to consider your options carefully.  With the above tips and a little bit of investigation you should be able to choose the right online education bachelor degree for you.  If you need more help choosing an online education bachelor degree see the following resources:


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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the hub. Is there anywhere to find a list of online schools that have been evaluated on these or similar criteria?

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      8 years ago

      Great information! I will recommend this hub.


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