How to Take an Online Degree

It all starts here…

Applying for, entering and taking your chosen degree course online is relatively straightforward. With most online universities or colleges you can complete 100% of your education at the times and places most convenient to you. To start the process, simple visit the Degree Selector to request further information and entry requirements for the particular course your ‘re interested in.

Technical Requirements

You’ll need the obvious basics such as a computer and a Net connection (broadband or dial up). As many online virtual classrooms use private newsgroups, a Usenet newsreader will be required. This comes as standard on Windows computers (Microsoft Outlook). Other software needed will be Microsoft Office or a compatible program, an Inkjet or laser printer and a CD ROM drive to use the supplied course works, where supplied.

Course Materials

Upon acceptance into your chosen online degree course, you will receive the appropriate materials through the post and propitiatory access software that will be needed for your online classes. These programs use the latest in Microsoft technologies allowing you to log on from any ISP, move quickly within the portal, and complete 100% of your education online. Everything about these systems are designed to make the experience more convenient, productive and rewarding.

Classes Online

With your access software, you’ll be connected to the online campus via a secure connection. You can retrieve lectures, questions and assignments from your instructor then review them off-line. Because most of the information is in text form you can conveniently print this off for reading elsewhere You’ll also have access to a full range of online research libraries and services and interact with other successful academic professionals, sharing ideas, debating issues, and learning from their experience. Throughout the class, your instructor will provide personal guidance and feedback on your progress.

Work at Your Convenience

All interaction is conducted asynchronously, like e-mail, so you can participate at your convenience. You never have to rush from work to a night class or miss a lecture because of a scheduling conflict. All education courses are offered one at a time, so you can explore each subject in more depth. Each course lasts five or six weeks, and if you need to take a break between courses, you can easily do so.

Completion Time

The minimum amount of time in which a degree program can be completed is two years. This can vary upwards depending on the actual degree chosen and whether or not you elect to go through an entire course without taking time off between the courses.

Both Challenging and Rewarding

By its very nature, obtaining a professional degree does require discipline and commitment. It will challenge your ability to quickly assimilate new ideas, evaluate data, think creatively, and communicate effectively. From my own experience, I can say it will all be very rewarding.