What Are Online Degrees?
Online degrees allow students to earn a degree such as an M.
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A: , or high school equivalent, entirely via the Internet. Online degrees allow the entire school process - including application, graduation, communication, information exchange, class discussion and examinations - to be completed online. This makes online degrees perfect for students who are holding down a part-time job or who live far from traditional schools. There are several advantages to online degrees. Students can work on school programs at any time, so that even if they are working full-time or traveling, they can use their spare time to pursue online degrees. There are many online degrees to choose from, so students do not have to be limited by their local school's course offerings when pursuing online degrees. Online degrees are also cost effective, since students do not have to pay for student housing and do not have to commute to a campus in order to study. Students who are very shy or who face special challenges to mobility can easily get online degrees with less hassle than they might face at their local school. Most online degrees require only a computer, a reliable Internet connection, and some basic software. Students can even complete course requirements at a local Internet caf? or at a workplace. Some schools will even help students by providing discount or academic software at lower prices. Depending on the requirements of specific online degree programs, students may require access to specific other requirements - such as access to specific programs or tools. These are made clear at admission. As rates of enrollment grow for online degrees, many new schools open each week offering online degrees. These schools - and the online degrees they offer - vary widely in quality. Students interested in pursuing online degrees for their own pleasure or for better job opportunities should research online degrees carefully before committing the time and money for online course work. Checking rates of satisfaction among former students, the school's standing with the Better Business Bureau, and any fine print on the school's website are good ways to check the viability of online degrees. Students seeking graduate degrees online, especially, should make sure that the school they are attending online is legitimate and that their degree will be recognized by employers and other schools.