Online Schooling???

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Registered: 05-29-2011
Online Schooling???
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 12:18am

Hi all. My name is Victoria and I am a single mother (well kind of) to two wonderful boys. I am returning to school but am having a hard time deciding on which school is best for me. I wanted to know if any of you ladies have tried online schooling? I really like it bc of the convenience factor (like I said single mom

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-22-2009
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 2:36pm

First welcome and congrats on going to school!

I take classes primarily online from a community college because of the convenience of it.

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Registered: 05-29-2011
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 11:17pm

Thank you so much for your advice (I read it earlier but I couldnt post ). I made the decision to attend online schooling. I did factor all that in and online schooling "won" hands down, lol. I will be attending University of Phoenix. I wonder if the ladies have any feedback on this school.

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Registered: 07-22-2009
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 11:30pm
You're very welcome!

It must be a relief to have that decision made. What will you get your degree in? When do you start?
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Registered: 05-29-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 11:46am

I will hopefully start on the 13th of this month. If not, then I will start on the

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Registered: 04-23-2009
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 1:58pm
I've taken online courses for several years and have always enjoyed the flexibility, though some professors are certainly more rigid than other. I've taken courses where everything is simply due by the end of the semester and those that require you to do something for class daily (such as discussion board posts). As long as you learn quickly and easily, it's a great way to knock out a lot of your gen ed courses, though many upper level courses are not offered online.

Most large state schools and community colleges offer a few degrees online and a bulk of their gen ed courses, so you could at least begin there if you aren't interested in a degree in one of the usual online degree offerings (psych, business, marketing, etc).

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Registered: 04-23-2009
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 2:00pm
University of Phoenix is not the best, in my opinion, and definitely not the cheapest. As far as out of state tuition rates, many of the online schools give a tuition rate closer to in-state to online students. U of North Dakota, U of Wyoming, Indiana University, University of Maryland, and University of Rhode Island are all less expensive than U of Phoenix and each offers more online courses and degree options. Also, as another posted said, community colleges are infinitely cheaper and also a good jumping off point if you want to get your feet wet with online learning.
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Registered: 05-29-2011
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 12:53pm

I will definitely look into some online community colleges here. Thank for the advice.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 11:12am
Yes, I agree with checking local colleges. I know someone who started at University of Phoenix and wanted to transfer to a local school, but the school wouldn't accept the U of P credits. There are extensions of Purdue and Indiana University near me, and both offer online options for students. Definitely look around. A lot of these schools will also do Saturday classes, too.

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Registered: 07-22-2009
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 11:30pm
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Registered: 11-04-2001
Sun, 06-12-2011 - 11:01pm

I'm schooling online and have went to university of phoenix and had an overall experience. I had some special needs that made it hard to continue and due to those circumstances I failed out just 3 classes short of getting my AA in physchology. I took a few months off and then went with a different school online and am doing ok.

You really have to be dedicated to the schooling you are doing and it takes more time than they tell you it does, but I have had some very postive expereinces.


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