I started attending ASU online fall 2017 and this is my honest experience being a transfer student from FIDM.
Online college experience from a thrid year student
In this video a third year online college student who attends Arizona State University online shares what her experience has been like getting her degree online. She talks about things like the costs, her major, classes and schedule.
A common misconception that most people have is that online college is not hard and that it’s much easier than regular college. This student explains how it’s been her experiences that every semester gets harder and harder. It’s gotten to the point where she isn’t finding time for much else in her life and as an avid YoutTube vlogger she’s been having trouble finding the time to create and edit videos recently.
“Most people think online college is not that hard or that it’s easier than traditional on-campus college and its not”
She mentions that she has attended both online and on-campus college and she feels that online college so far has actually been harder for her. She’s working full time and also spending a lot of time working on her assignments but she does admit that she is not that good at managing her time. She says that she’s had trouble balancing YoutTube, work and school throughout her online college experience.
If you are going to take online college classes she recommends that you pay attention to your mental and physical health because school work can pile up and you don’t have a whole lot of social interaction.
She says that she loves Arizona State University Online and she is currently enrolled in the WP Harry School Of Business as a Business Communications major. She changed her major from beauty and marketing to business and she is very happy with that decision.
She also mentions that her cost of tuition is $15,000 a year for just the tuition. That’s specifically for ASU and the school of business that she is currently enrolled in. Other schools have different pricing structures. Online college is much cheaper compared to her old school FIDM where she was spending around $50,000 to $60,000 a year just to attend school.
“I loved FIDM in Los Angeles but I was spending $50,000 to $60,000 a year just to live and go to school”
Her current workload is about 30 – 50 hours a week of studying and assignments as a third year student. But again her classes are very flexible and she can pick and choose the times she wants to study and get things done. Her loose schedule also allows her to hold a full time job and earn some income as well.
The only downsides of online college is that it’s not easy by any means, so don’t think this is an easy shortcut you can take just to get your degree. And getting your degree online can be very isolating and depending on what your job is you might be spending a ton of time alone which can be hard for many people. So you really need to focus on connecting with people and making sure to stay in touch with others.
Overall she’s very happy with her decision to get her bachelor’s degree online mainely because of the financial savings and her ability to live the lifestyle she wants to without school getting in the way.
“I’m super glad that I have been doing college this way because it’s definitely the best path for me.”