The Truth About Online Degrees


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Online degrees. You’ve heard about them I’m sure. In today’s fast paced world it is becoming harder than ever to find the time to go back to school, finish that degree, and get ahead in the workplace. So you may have thought about enrolling in an online institution. Good news my friend. Solutions for finally earning that ever-elusive diploma have actually never been better! No matter how busy your current schedule is. But there are a few things you should know before getting your feet wet…

Let me tell you a quick story. I have a friend named James. James is a real smart guy that put himself through 2 years of college at an away school, was pre-med, and then learned that his mother had a rare autoimmune disease and she’d be bed ridden for the foreseeable future. Well, James was an only child and his father passed away when he was young so he was really the only person that could take care of mom. He moved back home and cared for his mother while getting a part time job as a vet’s assistant to keep the bill collectors off his back. All his dreams of med school and finally becoming a doctor seemed hopeless.

Luckily for James, we are in the internet age. His mother, though bed ridden, spent a lot of time online and never gave up hope that James would one day be a doctor. She encouraged him to apply to some “online distance schools" so that he could complete his bachelor’s degree and get into med school. Sure enough, after only 15 months of distance learning with an accredited 4 year University, James is now with a bachelor’s degree and in his first year of med school.

Now there aren’t any online med schools just yet, but fortunately for James his mother is doing better these days and she should be able to see him achieve his dream after all.

How does this story have anything to do with you? Well, it just goes to show that no matter how difficult your life may be, no matter how little time you feel you have, as long as you have an internet connection and the will to succeed, you can achieve your goal of a college diploma.

You “go to class" whenever you can. Of course, going to class means logging into the school’s computers and receiving the lesson plan for the week. Most online degree programs allow you to complete the work at your own pace so you can do a years worth of schooling in either 6 months or 24 months. It’s up to you completely.

Schools do have minimum targets that you must achieve but in may instances they will construct a loose lesson plan for you to follow throughout the course of your “year". You normally would be allowed to enter “class rooms" (which are specific chat rooms) to discuss class notes with both the professor and your other classmates. All efforts are made to make your learning experience either equivalent or better than traditional learning institutions.

Is the world of online degrees and internet learning for you? You’ll have to do your research to find out but the potential benefits of this type of learning are truly endless. Do yourself a favor and research the world of online degrees today!

Kyle McBride makes it easy to research the world of Online Degrees. Learn the ins and outs of distance learning by reading his free newsletter found at:



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