Online College Degree Myths Debunked

Online bachelor degree programs often come with a bad reputation, but if you’re thinking of enrolling with an online college, don’t let yourself be influenced. Most people who badmouth online college degree providers are simply uniformed. And here are some of the most common myths people have about online college degree online programs and the real truth behind them.

Employees won’t hire someone with an online bachelor degree

Wrong. Most employees don’t even ask if you’ve studied online or not, unless you volunteer this information. On top of that, perspective employees are likely to be more interested in hiring someone who was able to juggle between school, work and family life.

To ensure you’re going to be taken serious in the work field, explore your school’s relationship with the local business community. Read the forums and see what graduates are saying and pay attention to what they complain about the most.

Online universities don’t offer scholarships

Wrong again. You should know that online college degree providers today offer pretty much all the facilities a traditional school does and that includes awarding scholarships.

What’s more, you’re more likely to get your hands on one of the scholarships if you are enrolled with a college degree online. How come? Well online colleges often focus on giving all students a fair shot at education, while traditional ones often award bursaries based on merit.

So the bottom line is that you don’t have to be an A+ student. You need to demonstrate a desire to learn and improve yourself in order to be accepted into a scholarship program with one of the many college degree online providers.

Online degrees are not accredited

This myth is half true. Sure there are phony online college degree providers and you need to watch out for them. These fake institutions might ask you for money and then never contact you again. Be very careful where you put your trust.

Before you apply anywhere, you should check to see if the online university you are contemplating is accredited. To do so you can access the US Department of Education website and search through the database. If the school is accredited, you’ll be able to find it in there.

Online degrees are too easy

If you’re main concern is that you won’t be challenged while studying for an online bachelor degree, don’t sweat it. You just need to make sure you choose an interesting program. On top of that, you should keep in mind that online coursework is equally challenges as it is in the physical class room. You’ll have deadline and you’ll be expected to take tests. You won’t have to become bored, this we guarantee.

Naturally, the level of difficulty for each online class varies. Algebra might be more difficult to grasp than Law, but it depends a lot on the student and his/her affinities.

Even so, online professors judge a student’s knowledgeability based on rigorous standards, just like at the traditional universities.

Hopefully this article will dissipate the fears holding you back from enrolling with an online college degree.

140 Comments
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  25. I\’m studying in Motheo college in Koffiefontein so will I still get a scholarship if I apply for one?

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  38. Hello,
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  41. I am student who live in Somalia. Iam from poor family my father doesn’t have any job even my mother. I was finished secondary school academic year 2014_2015 up to now I am not in university because I am not able to pay the university fee but I have hop to get once a university even if it is scholarship. So as I was informed me that there was positions of scholarship l would like to help me kindly to full scholarship university in abroad. Please help me kindly to achieve my goal .please answer my request kindly

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  46. Dear Sir/Madame
    I am Esembe Phidel of Cameroon origin. I am an A-level certificate holder a good basketball player. But due to insufficient funding my education has been put on hold for one full year. Please help me attain my dream f becoming a medical doctor.
    Yours faithfully
    Esembe Phidel
    ephidel500@gmail.com

  47. I\’m currently studying diploma in business finance and accounting and would like to further my studies get a degree but finances limit me and would like you to grant me scholarship and help me achieve my goal.

  48. I will like to apply for Bachelor in Human Biology (medicine) schorlarsip and am I Ghana please any help

  49. I want facilitation support because I have a government sponsorship now but I hv no money for facilitation

  50. I am 34 yrs old and I need to study anything that suits my age I passed matric at 2003 please help with anything that is available

  51. l am currently requested to pay $235 deposite after l have been informed that l have been granted a partial scholarship by UNICAFE UNIVERSITY of Malawi .l afraid of fraudsters what should l do? help me

  52. I am a male Zambian with a bachelor. I am now asking for a scholarship assistance to do masters. I will be glad indeed if you cone to my aid.

  53. I am looking for an online scholarship to undertake a masters degree on business administration. could you please help me in that direction?

  54. Hi
    I am a Syrian citizen living in Algeria since four years . I am a third secondary school and looking to complete my future study with any Germany free scholarship …

  55. My name is Beatrice Innocent from Tanzania.Aged 17 years old.I am kindly asking for an aviation scholarship to accomplish my dream of becoming a commercial pilot. Currently I\’m facing a financial challenge towards achieving my goal.I hope my request will be taken into some consideration.Thanks in anticipation.

  56. I\’m obtained an Admission to diploma with distinctions in life orientation….i really need bursary to pay my fees even scholarship….i want to do teaching that\’s my first option… My second option is to study tourism.
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  57. My name is Klon Collins I am from Liberia I really need a scholarship I want to get bachelor in Criminal Justice.

  58. Am a Nigerian registered nurse. I will be glad to be a part in the scholarship plan to help me get Bachelor degree in Nursing.l look forward to hearing from you.

  59. I\’m more be proud for this organization for the work which you do for granting studies assistance and scholarship to make enlighten society.I\’m benson from Tanzania I\’m complete my advance studies last year and I\’m ready to join in university for the degree studies I\’m would ask for scholarship.I be happy when my application will be success.

  60. first of all I wish peace for ur organization, next iam melkamu Alemu from Ethiopia and I BA degree in accounting, and went to continue my MSC program if I get this chance

  61. I am student who live in Somalia. Iam from poor family my father doesn\’t have any job even my mother. I was finished secondary school last academic year2016_2017 up to now I am not in university because I am not able to pay the university fee but I have hop to get once a university even if it is scholarship. So as I was informed me that there was positions of scholarship l would like to help me kindly to get free university in abroad. Please help me kindly to achieve my goal .please answer my request kindly within 24 hour

  62. I would like to get master or phd in clinical pharmacy.I\’m from iran and i have a pharm D degree.I\’ve been working as a pharmacist since 5 years ago.

  63. Hello, I am called agea tonny. I am a deaf person from Uganda. I want to apply for this scholarships because I am very interest in studying. Thank you so very much for this great opportunities.

  64. Please I wish to apply for an engineering scholarship for i really want to do engineering abroad so that one day I might be able to shape the future. School back here is not very much knowlege elevating but rather job oriented only.

  65. I would like to be part of the university I would like to study teaching online if the scholarship is also offered there I\’m so desparet. I don\’t enrolling for Diploma or Degree as long as I\’m in the university and I would really appreciate having a scholarship

  66. Mission God Is Love International School .
    P. Ô. Box 75 Guinea Conakry
    West Africa.
    18/04/2017

    Dear hirring manager,
    APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP
    I\’m Usasif Fofanah from the West coast of Africa, first I may like to Thank you for running scholarship programme in Africa, which qualified you as one of the backbone of spreading Education in the world wide.
    Sir, from the above motive, I\’m here by applying as one of your candidats for the scholarship programme.
    Please grant my request !
    I\’m à graduate student from high school and I\’ve been sat for so long because of finacial support. But I Thank God I saw this splendid and esoteric programme today.
    Thank you so much looking foward for more interview.
    Yours faithfully
    Ibrahim U Fofanah

  67. I wholed like my to finish his study in a university of cape tow he pass with abachelar idont have money for him to study futher as i m from poor farmily please help

  68. I have been making comments here but I haven\’t seen any positive respond?how can I know that you have accepted my request for scholarship?

  69. I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE BACHELOR SCHOLARSHIP TO GET A WELL EDUCATION AND TO COMMUNICATE PEACEFULLY. AM FROM NIGERIA

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