need help deciding

Brittany - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am currently enrolled in an all girl college and am having issues with them. I have been looking into online colleges but cant seem to figure out if i really want to do online or transfer to another college. I am studying to be an accountant. I have been debating all of this for over two weeks now and i just have no clue what to do. My son is currently 7 1/2 months. Anyone who has/is going to an online college with a child. Did you like it? What college did you go to? What did you study? Any advice?

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Kristen - posted on 09/10/2010

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Me and my husband both attend University of Phoenix online (Axia). I am going for Business Management and he is going for accounting. We love it. it makes it so much easier with having kids. We call it the convenience factor. My husband works full time and I am home. When the kids are sick or they are on a break from school because of holidays or something, I am home so we do not have to worry about having to find someone to keep them or one of us missing class.

Heidi - posted on 04/09/2010

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I go to the University of Phoenix online. I am going for my Associates in science right now. I love it. I have two children and a full time job as well. Schooling online made it easier for me. You can do your work anytime the only thing you have to make sure is to get the assignments in on time. If you have a busy life I would suggest online schooling. It is not as hard as it might seem. I remember when I first started I was worried I would not be able to do it but it is so easy. Hope this helps

Tevis - posted on 04/03/2010

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Yeah, I say check online courses, but for academic majors, I have heard good things about University of Phoenix. With that said, this semester, I started leaving my 18 month old with a neighbor (at our house) and I think it has been good to slowly deal with SOME of MY attachment issues as I am home with my son ALL the time.

Aimee - posted on 04/03/2010

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Most colleges and universities, especially large ones with regional campuses, offer a variety of courses in fully online or mixed mode format. Mixed mode can be mostly or partly online and may include some class meetings on campus or even telecourse work. I've taken online classes at ucf for 2 years now, and i love the flexibility it provides. I can stay home to care for my son and still work toward my degree (in early childhood ed.). It's really important if u choose to do online coursework that you stay organized and manage your time well. with no set schedule except due dates, its easy to put off school work til the last minute. Another thing to consider is your computer, software, and internet accessibility, as well as the printing expenses you will have. Also, online courses often seem to have more work because there are few or no lectures and group experiences to supplement all the papers and projects required. Whatever you decide to do, you should be proud of yourself for continuing to work toward your degree as you adjust to being a mommy!

Amber - posted on 03/25/2010

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I am currently a student at the university of phoenix (axia classes which are all online) I think they have something with accounting. It's a lot of writing papers so if you are good at writing this would be great for you. Im goin for business, i can go all the way up to my masters with this school. It is a legit school check it out. Good Luck!

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I did university of phoenix online for accounting. It was a breeze but it was not what i wanted to finish so when i went to another school 9 of my 44 credits did not transfer so any chose you make be sure that they transfer. A community college is cheaper and have options like daycare or online classes. Online is easy because you can chose the hours you study. I started with 1 class to see how things went. Plus my colllege has the option to make the classes 8 weeks if I want. 8 weeks is harder because instead of once a week that things are due its twice.The only problem is i fyou have a question it takes a while to get an answer unless your school has 24 hour tutor program. I say go for it. With you son being so young he probably sleeps enough that you can sit and read. Mine are 5 and 6 now so during movie time or after they go to bed is when i study. Hope this helps. Have fun.

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