Online Schools?

Molly - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I am looking into doing the online thing to finish up my college degree. Does anyone have any suggestions/previous experience with which ones are good schools?

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Christina - posted on 08/23/2011

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Regis University is my school of choice. It is a fantastic school, with an actual brick and mortor campus in Colorado. It is not a diploma mill like UoP and is highly respected in the professional industry. It is an actual University. Kaplan is an excellent choice as well. Baker is an excellent chpoice as well.



Online schooling has been the ticket for me. It is wonderful to work in schooling around family. I reccomend for anyone looking to start or finsh their degree.



Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 08/09/2011

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well i am going to Liberty univeristy and i love it. i have wnet to grand caynon and Phoniex both rip offs never was able to talk to anyone and they dont like to give you your refund check every 3 months. Liberty for me is the best. You really earn your degree not just pass thur.

Yalana - posted on 07/09/2011

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I use University of Phoenix and will be done with my second degree a week from this Monday. I am debating whether to enroll at Ohio U for their Master's in Healthcare Admin. or to get my Master's in my first degree (history) through a South Carolina college I had originally planned to attend after receiving my first degree. Even though I graduated from my first college, stuff still transferred to UoP and I was able to skip some classes that I would rather have skipped in the first place!

Phyllis - posted on 04/08/2010

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When my son started school, so did I. I am about to graduate with an Associates. I go to a community college but have had online classes, weekend, day and night classes. I love the online, I have checked into South Eastern and was told that I could obtain my Bachlors though them, but that my pell grant would not cover the expense. I would have to get student loans... Who wants that? But reality is online is the way to go, but it is costly..... Good Luck and God Bless what ever you decide. I am about to be 50 and this is my first time ever in college. I have a 8 year old. I encourage you. It is worth it what ever you do. Just let me too caution you, make sure the credits transfer, other wise what is the point?

Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2010

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I also attend Everest Online and love it!! The staff is great and really helpful!!

Tammy - posted on 04/05/2010

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I am attending Everest online and their cost per credit hour is great, plus it includes all your books and a laptop. Check them out!

Christina - posted on 04/04/2010

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Molly, I attend Everest and have been for over a year. I think its great; the staff to get you started is very helpful and answered all of my questions. I did attend AIU and had some problems with them not returning any of my emails or helping me with the problems with my classes. Everest is great, check it out.

Robin - posted on 04/04/2010

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I go to Everest university Online. They are great. The teachers and the staff are very helpful, and caring. They work with you in every way you could need. I have been going there since June '09, for my Paralegal Studies degree. You should check them out.

Lauren - posted on 04/02/2010

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I took 6 online courses through a local community college the semester I had my son (now 4 years old) and am currently enrolled in 4 correspondance courses through 3 different universities-Louisiana State, Bringham Young U and Concordia, Chicago. While these classes take a LOT of discipline, it's a great tradeoff to be able to be at home. A rep. at National Louis University, Chicago actually referred me to a website where you can enroll in the classes you need at any college offering it. I don't have that site on me at the moment, but email me at lrenner@gibbs-soell.com, and I can pass it on to you. Best choice I ever made. Good luck!!!

Amy - posted on 04/02/2010

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UoP is expensive, and easy to attend, but the degree is not very well respected. It's a trade off. I have friends who have UoP Masters degrees and have been unemployed for 2 years. A Master's in Health Policy Administration is a "big ticket" degree, and my school (Washington State University) has a 98% placement rate within 60 days of graduation... why a two year unemployment rate with the UoP degree?

It's probably a great degree for a general ed sort of bachelors, but if you want to specialize, or if you are working on a Masters, I'd recommend a local school with some online options. Or an adult ed program through a local school. Keep looking! The right program for you is out there! (and it still might be UoP).

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Ok, I do not go to the U of Phoenix :) I am a Kaplan student and LOVE it! I have 3 jobs, 4 kids, plus husband, and everything else in the normal life. :) My professors are awesome, great financial aid and academic advisors- I've been going for almost a year now for Psyc. -The Phoenix ppl will not quite calling me after an inquiry from last year when I was looking for a school-

Lynsy - posted on 03/29/2010

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I am a University of Phoenix student as well and have been with them on and off since 2006. I LOVE IT!! It is expensive like other have said but to me it's been worth it--I dont spend gas money to and from a college and I'll soon be able to save money on a daycare by being able to stay home with my baby once she arrives. So, I save in other places and spend more on the comfort and flexibility.=)

Also--I was a military spouse so I have transfered colleges several times and in several states and I never had any problems what so ever with my credits transfering! As long as the schools you are transfering to are accredited as well.

I hope this helps you make up your mind! OOO and the staff is really wonderful!! =)

Tanya - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have six classes to go at University of Phoenix and then I will have my associate's degree. I have had a pretty good experience so far. There is a lot,and I mean a lot of reading to do. My two math classes kicked my hieny but I earned my grade, that's for sure. Flexibility is great. I took three months off to have my daughter last summer and then a month off to move in February. Be aware, though that they are very expensive. Even if you get loans, one day you have to pay them back. A bachelors degree per credit cost is $530. ouch! Check universities in your state. A lot of them offer online college.

Karla - posted on 03/29/2010

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I also am goin to University of Phoenix. I havent offically started yet because I'm still waiting on everything to go through, but so far everyone I've talked to is extremly nice. This one lady even talks to you like she is your best friend. she heard my baby crying in the back ground and had a conversation with me about her and understood why online was the best for me etc.. So far everyone above me says close to the same thing. you should go for it adn good luck!!

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Commuity colleges are the cheapest route but money is not an issue then try local universities. What ever you chose make sure that if you go to another college be sure the credits transfer. I went to university of phoenix and earned 44 credits yet when i changed my degree the next college only used 9 credits. So be careful

Daphne - posted on 03/24/2010

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I also am a Phoenix and love how the schooling fits my schedule and I don't have to adjust my life around my school. This is very helpful with being a stay at home mom and managing a home business. I would suggest looking into Phoenix they are one of the most well known colleges for online. :)

Morgan - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hey Molly,



I'm attending the University of Phoenix. I have been taking classes through them since April '09. The scheduling works well for stay at home moms/working mothers. I have to admit the classes seem terribly easy at times but UofP graduates get a lot of the same opportunities in the "working world" as University graduates get. All in all, it's still college. I am working on my BA in Psychology. I attended a "typical" university, but going to school online is the way to go for me. I enjoy not having to go to class for hours a day, but you do have to be very motivated and like me "make yourself" do your assignments and reading! :-) If you have any questions just let me know. I hope I can help you out :-) The staff at UofP is great too, you have your own financial, academic and enrollment staff...it's a great plus :-)

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