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Accredited College Degrees Made Accessible, Not Easy

Jul 19, 2008
Because many accredited colleges now offer online degree programs getting a bachelor degree from an accredited college is more accessible than ever before. People who at one time didn't have a hope of getting a degree because of scheduling restraints and other time commitments can get a degree from a number of accredited colleges as long as they have a computer, an Internet connection, and some time they are willing to dedicate to hard work and study any time during the day or night.

The degree programs offered online by accredited colleges offer amazing flexibility to people who are short on time and unable to attend day classes, as some or all of the course work and classroom interaction involved can be accomplished via e-mail, Web browsing, forum interaction, online quizzes and tests, and multimedia presentations.

Online programs of accredited colleges were once stigmatized by employers and elite educational institutions as less than their traditional day college counterparts, and still are still are to some extent. However, the standards and demands of the online programs of accredited colleges have been steadily increasing to more closely resemble what would take place in the classroom, and as a result, the degrees from these programs are becoming more widely acceptable.

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the directors of online degree programs from accredited colleges, many prospective students still regard online degree programs as an easy way to avoid the pressures and demands of higher education, but still get the desired degree from an accredited college. These people are sorely disappointed as they begin their courses find that, if they've chosen a legitimate program and not a diploma mill, it's harder than they expected and requires determined effort and diligent study, just like any other educational institution.

So if a prospective student is sincere about working hard to get a degree at an accredited college through an online degree program, it may be a perfect option. If that student just wants an easy ride that won't require much effort or take too much time away from gaming and marathon TV watching, an online degree program is as big of a waste of time and money as a traditional day college would be.

For those to whom getting a degree seems nearly impossible because of the rigorous daily schedule involved in traditional colleges, pursuing your degree through accredited colleges online may be the key to having the best of both worlds.
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Many accredited colleges (http://degreesearch.org/) have made getting a degree more accessible, not easier, through offering online degree programs. The author Art Gib is a freelance writer.
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