Hoping you can help me here. I’m trying to decide about going to an online school. You know what one of my biggest pet peeves is? A person asking an obvious question when it can easily be googled. I’m stating this because I want you to know I have definitely done research on online schools ! 🙂 I still come up as very confused. Here is the thing.
WHEN I READ REVIEWS: Almost all online colleges have both good and bad reviews. The biggest complaints are financial aid or the person feeling like they have been “scammed” by the university. Others post that they have had an incredible experience with the university. I’m totally confused as to if I should run or look into them more?…..
HOW MUCH IS A REASONABLE AMOUNT TO PAY HOURLY FOR ONLINE COLLEGE: I’m not talking online college through a community college…I’m talking a place like St. Leo, Kaplan, Regent, Liberty, and so on. So far, the cheapest I’ve found was St. Leo. I believe there was like $450 a credit hour. This IS very expensive compared to an in state school, however, for a year I will not be considered “in state” in Florida. $450 is actually cheaper than an out-of-state hourly cost at a state college.
IF YOU HAVE HAD AN EXPERIENCE WITH AN ONLINE COLLEGE BE IT GOOD OR BAD WOULD YOU PLEASE SHARE IT: It would be incredibly helpful to hear from people on wordpress whom I can ask questions to or who have a first hand account to share with me. It’s easier to get an understanding of whether or not an online college would be for me.
I’m going into either social services, human services, or sociology. I know that people have reported having BAD experiences who took Law or Medical courses through online colleges. I can’t help but wonder if this is because these are often hands on and ideally in class courses. It’s scary to think of taking an online course and not being able to get the right kind of certification!!! I do not personally feel though that for my major I would need to do in class courses. Just because I have done sociology based courses online previously with no problem. Maybe I’m wrong though…
Thanks for any help!