Make your online college degree count

October 6, 2011 by  
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Make your online college degree count

You may be one of those bright students who enrolled for an online college degree and graduated with flying colors and also within a short span of time. Many online college degree courses are available to people on fast track mode. If you are armed with your degree certificate and are ready to apply for jobs in various industries, wait a minute. First of all find out if your online college degree is recognized. Industries accept online college degree certificates only from certain reputed universities. If you have not done your homework before enrolling for your online college degree, you would need to do it now.

First thing to do is to go to the website of the institution that offered you online college degree and check out all details with regard to the management, availability of faculty, facilities, infrastructure, location etc. Most often universities and colleges provide a virtual tour of the campus in their website for all visitors. 

Secondly check out if the university has the required accredit ions. It is not enough to read that the institution has the accredit ion, but you need to find out detail of the body with which they are registered and if the accredit ion stands valid from a registered legal authority.


Internet being a virtual world has been used by many people to falsify records and information and offer online college degree, which are not valid. Many unscrupulous individuals are known to be operating from their homes, posing to be the officials of well-known universities and invite you to join their online college degree. They even print out degree certificates and send it to you on receiving online payment without requiring you to put in the required efforts to study and pass examination or submit assignments. Such websites project very nice pictures of fabricated facilities and multimedia presentations showing non-existent faculty. Only when you submit your degree certificate to your employers and find that the HR has turned down your case, do you realize that you have been duped.

Therefore checking out as much details about your short listed online college degree is important to avoid any mistakes.

In fact now a days most of the well  known universities offer online college degree programs. You can choose one such program from a known university or a college that you attended earlier on. Otherwise you can use the industry rankings available on the Internet to look at the top universities. The rankings are published by independent experts from the industry and they would have evaluated all institutions based on pre fixed parameters and performance benchmarks. This is one good way of short-listing your online college degree program.

After having short listed the institution, you may verify their past performance record to see the number of students who have passed out each year successfully and their performance levels. Of course one can also speak to the alumni to find out more about the institution and the support students receive from the faculty etc.

Well now you would have understood that it is better to do your homework before in hand while choosing your online college degree program than to regret later. Elijah James
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