Have you ever wondered about going back to school, advancing your degree, or just about whether or not online college is right for you? Here is a list of PROS and CONS that I have noticed in going to school online.
What nobody told about online college pros and cons.
In this video, a student talks about online college and her experience at Southern New Hampshire University SNHU and she loves it. But she does go over a list of pros and cons that are very helpful to understand before enrolling in online college.
If you’ve ever asked should you go to online college? Or should you go back to school online then this article is for you!
The pro’s of online college
You can pick your own schedule and sign online and go to class whenever you want to. It can be on a sunday or it can be at 3 in the morning.
It’s just so flexible that you can also do it from anywhere in the world. So if you love to travel or even just get out of the house you can take your online classes anywhere. And you can even take your classes in your pajamas if you want to.
“You can go to school naked and nobody will know”
Another HUGE pro is that it’s a lot cheaper than regular college and you usually only take 1 -2 two classes at a time. You have to be a really good student and have a super high GPA to even be considered for taking more than two classes. So there’s really no to much to get overwhelmed about.
Your peers are from all over the world from all walks of life so you get to meet some really cool people. You’ll get to know people who are older and younger and people from all different backgrounds.
The cons of online college
You need to have really good self control because you can easily get distracted with social media and your phone etc. So if you’re not organized and self motivated you’ll have trouble with online classes.
Another con is that you’re not really going to make lasting friendships with online college. You’ll for sure meet a lot of great people but you never really talk that into the real world so after your online degree is completed, you’ll probably never talk to those people again.
“I’m not really that interested in making friends with online college anyway so if you’re trying to make friends don’t go to online college. And there’s no parties to go to”
And the final con is that you’ll be lacking in face to face interaction with your teacher which can be difficult for people who need personal attention. If you don’t require personal attention and you’re self motivated then online college can be a great choice for you!