Frequently Asked Questions

faq

General

Is online schooling the right choice for me?

Will my online degree be the same as the traditional degree?

Are all online schools accredited?

What are some of the advantages/disadvantages of taking classes online?

What are some of the challenges surrounding online courses?

Would beginning at my local community college be the best place for me?

Will I have help available taking online courses or am I on my own?

Do online courses cost more or less?

Is financial aid available if I choose an online school?

What computer requirements are needed to take online classes?

Can I start a course at any date/time?

What is the difference between a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor or Art (BA) degree of the same subject?

How could having multiple degrees help me break into the career I want? 

Many university systems have multiple locations. Do all universities offer the same online programs at each location? 

What is a Massive Open Online Course and how can I benefit from this type of course work?

How long will it take for me to complete an online degree?

What extra study resources are available to me as an online student?

What’s the deal with tuition-free schools?

How do online schools keep students from cheating?

What is a degree completion program?

Is a minor just as important as my major?

Is double majoring a good idea with an online degree?

Can I complete my high school degree online?

How can online programs accommodate me if I have disabilities?

What’s the best way to set up a place to study when learning online?

How can procrastination hurt online studies?

What sort of degree should I pursue if I want to go into business for myself?

What are micro credentials and how can they boost my education?

What’s the difference between an associate of arts (AA) and associate of science (AS) degree?

What’s the quickest I can graduate from an online program?

Are there colleges or universities that offer free tuition?

How tech savvy are most online programs?

How do online Doctorate programs differ from traditional university programs?

Are there religion-based online universities?

Are graduation rates higher for students who attend online universities?

How do graduation rates differ between online and traditional schools?

How can I consolidate student loan debt?

Degree Specific

What kind of career can I have with a Doctor of Psychology degree?

What are my career options with a law degree?

Why should I get a Master’s degree is Social Work?

What sort of career can I have with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications?

What degree should I get if I want to be a private investigator?

What can I do with a Master’s degree in Law?

When should I pursue a Master’s of Accounting degree?

What kind of career can I have with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science?

What is a Fire Science degree? 

Why would a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems be a good option? 

What kind of a career can I have with a Special Education degree?

How could a Master’s degree in Human Services help my career? 

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TRADE SCHOOLS

What kind of degrees do online trade schools offer?

What can I do with a HVAC tech degree? 

What can I do with an auto repair degree?

How can I earn a degree online for locksmithing?

What should I look for in a school when pursuing a degree in culinary arts?

Medical Coding and Billing

Why should I get a medical billing and coding degree?

Which Medical Billing and Coding program is best for me?

What kind of certification exam is required of a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

How do I become a Medical Billing or Coding Specialist?

Should I work an Internship while earning my Certification in Medical Billing and Coding?

After earning my certification as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, what other career opportunities are available?

Dental Hygienists

How do I become an Advanced Dental Hygienist Practitioner?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with an online Associate degree in Dental Hygiene?

What kind of degree do I need to become a Dental Hygienist?

What kind of licenses are required to become a Dental Hygienist?

Can I obtain an Associate degree as a Dental Hygienist through an Online Program?

Real Estate

Can I Get A Real Estate Certificate Online?

What is the difference between a licensed real estate agent, a realtor and a licensed real estate broker?

How long will it take to become certified as a real estate agent?

What kind of salary can I expect with a real estate agent certification?

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ASSOCIATES, BACHELOR’S and MASTER’S DEGREES

Autism Spectrum Disorder

How do I become an Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist?

How do I earn an online Master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder?

How do I obtain certification in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What does a career in Autism Spectrum Disorder consist of?

What kind of career and salary can I expect to earn with my online Master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Aviation/Aeronautics

What kind of career can I have with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Aviation?

What options are available within the Aviation Degree programs?

Can I earn an Aeronautics and Aviation degree online?

What kind of salary can I expect with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Aviation?

How do I become an Airline Pilot?

Communications

Do online schools offer degrees for the less traditional careers in Communications?

What kind of salary can I expect to earn with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications?

What sort of career can I have with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications?

Can I earn an online Bachelor’s degree in Communications for Writing or Broadcasting?

Should I intern while earning my online Communications degree?

Criminal Justice

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a career in Criminal Justice?

What is the difference in an online Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science and which one is right for me?

Does an online Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice prepare me for a career in Homeland Security?

What degree should I get if I want to be a private investigator?

What kind of salary can I expect to earn with an online Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice?

Game Design

What are the different types of Game Designers?

How do I earn an online bachelor’s degree in game design?

What are the advantages of working an internship while earning my Online Bachelor’s degree in Game Design?

What is the difference in a Game Designer and a Game Developer?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with an online Bachelor’s degree in Game Design?

Gerontology

Can I earn a Master’s in Gerontology degree through an Online Program?

What kind of career can I have as a Gerontologist?

What kind of degree do I need to be a Gerontologist?

What kind of salary can I expect to earn with an Online Master’s Degree in Gerontology?

How do I become a Certified Geriatric Care Manager?

Graphic Design

Is there a high job demand for people with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design?

What can I do with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design? 

What kind of salary can you expect to make with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design?

What is the difference between a Bachelors of Arts, Bachelors of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree?

Are there internship positions available in Graphic Design and should I apply while earning my Bachelor of Arts degree?

Healthcare Administration

Can I earn a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration degree through an Online Program?

What kind of degree do I need to become a Healthcare Administrator?

What sort of career can I expect as a Healthcare Administrator?

What kind of salary can I expect with my Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration?

Can I transition from being a Registered Nurse into a career in Healthcare Administration?

International Relations

What kind of career options do I have with a Master’s degree in International Relations?

How do I obtain a Master’s degree in International Relations?

Should I work an Internship while earning my online Master’s degree in International Relations?

What is the most popular career choice within the field of International Relations?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with an online Master’s degree in International Relations?

Music

How do I earn a Bachelor’s degree in Music?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with my online Bachelor’s degree in Music?

Can I earn a Bachelor’s degree in Music online?

Should I work an Internship while earning my online Bachelor’s degree in Music?

How can I use my Music degree to help others, specifically as a Teacher or a Therapist?

Nursing

Is a nursing degree the right choice for me?

Can I earn a Nursing degree through an online program?

What types of possible careers can I have within the field of nursing?

What sort of salary can I expect with my online nursing degree?

What can I do with a certificate from a nursing program?

What kind of Licensure do I need to be a Nurse?

What can I do with an Associate degree if my career goal is to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

What can I do with an Associate degree if my career goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN)?

What can I do with an online Bachelor’s degree in Nursing if my career goal is to be a Registered Nurse (RN)?

What can I do with an online Master’s degree in Nursing?

What can I do with an online Doctorate degree in Nursing?

What is the difference in the ADN, ASN and AAS degrees?

What is the difference in the BSN and MSN degrees and which one is right for me?

What are the Legal Responsibilities of being a Nurse?

How do I become a Certified Nurse Midwife?

How do I become a Clinical Nurse Specialist?

How do I become a Critical Care Nurse?

How do I become a Forensic Nurse?

How do I become a Neonatal Nurse?

How do I become a Nurse Anesthetist?

How do I become a Nurse Educator?

How do I become a Nurse Practitioner?

How do I become a Traveling Nurse?

PharmD

How do I become a Pharmacist?

What is the difference in the PharmD degree and the PhD degree in the Pharmacy field?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with a PharmD degree?

What kind of testing is required when becoming a Pharmacist?

Veterinary

What is the difference between being a veterinary assistant, technician, or technologist?

What salary potential can I expect as a Veterinary Assistant, Vet Technician, or Vet Technologist?

What can I do with a veterinary tech degree?

Should I Intern While Acquiring My Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology?

Web Design

What are the main differences in Web Design, Web Development and Graphic Design?

What is a Web Design Internship?

What kind of career and salary can I expect with my online Bachelor’s degree in Web Design?

What kind of degree do I need to become a Web Designer?

With a Bachelor’s degree in Web Design, what programming languages will I learn?