Today, online colleges abound, promising far more flexibility and convenience than traditional universities. Is it really possible to sit at home on the computer and get genuine school credits from an online college or university? The answers may surprise you.
Go online and conduct a search for accredited online colleges and universities. You may be surprised at all the sites that list online accredited schools.
Accreditation institutions are private, non-profit and approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the United States Department of Education (USDE).
When an online program, college or university is accredited, one of 17 institutions that accredit online colleges, and who also accredit traditional colleges and universities, has approved it. At this time, there is not a separate accreditation process set up for online schools.
Use the accredited online college list sites to find the right program, college or university for you.
Search around on the sites for a good match. Consider your price range and the kind of certification or degree you want.
Choose one or two schools and do a little deeper digging just to be sure these schools are legitimate. Return to the sites for CHEA and USDE and study up a little more. Also, check to see if the schools receive federally funded financial aid, which they can only receive if they are accredited.
Make your final choice for a school and the program or degree plan that suits you. Register for classes. You are now on your way to earning legitimately accredited and approved higher education credits for a certification, program or degree.
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