Monday, 25 May 2020

Pros & Cons Of Online College - What Nobody Told You About

Pros & Cons Of Online College

In this article, I wanted to talk about online college. Is it right for you? well, I know that it was right for me because I go to online college with southern New Hampshire University and I love it, and I know for sure that it was the right choice for me personally to make. But there are definitely some pros and cons to going into college online, and I thought that I would share those with you in case you are trying to decide whether or not you should go to an online college, whether you should go back to school online, whatever it is you are going through I wanted to help you make that decision.

Pro 1. You Make Your Own Schedule

Whenever you want to go to school at least for my school specifically I know that there are somewhere you have to log in every day, with my school specifically, I can go online and go to class whenever I want to. It does not matter if it is a Sunday, it does not matter if it is 3:00am in the morning, I can go to college whenever I want to, so I can plan my schedule around it and makes everything so much easier because it is just so flexible

Pro 2. You Can Go To College Anywhere and It Is Never Going To Interrupt Your Schedule

For example, what I mean by this, I could move to Costa Rica tomorrow and my school work would be completely unaffected and I could still be going to school with southern New Hampshire University. And that is so great for me because I love to travel and as long as the place has Wi-Fi, I can go to school still. Which is awesome in my opinion.

Pro 3. It Is typically Cheaper Than Going To College The Regular Way

I know personally with my school, I do have to pay a little bit more but because my classes go by a lot faster. So it might seem like I am paying more but I am not. 

Pro 4. You Only Take Two classes At One Time

I know that with my specific school you have to be a really good student and I have a super-high GPA to even be considered into taking three classes at one time, so yeah, it helps for people who are either busy already, have a super busy work schedule or they are a parent, or they just get overwhelmed with a lot of work easily, because you only have two classes to take at one time so there is really not too much to get overwhelmed about.

Now let's talk about the cons of going to college online.

Con 1. You Have To Have Some Self-control

You are going to have to have some self-control because if you've got an internet tab open with your school work and you can just click one little mouse click over and be on Netflix or Pinterest or other social media you are going to get distracted easily. So you have to have a little bit of self-control to be able to just sit down and do your homework.

Con 2. You Are Not Going To Make Friends The Traditional Way

You do get to talk to people from all walks of life that are true, but you typically are not going to make friends the traditional way if you are going to make any lasting friendships at all. I do not know if this is just because I am not very interested in making friends with online college or what, but since you are not going to be seeing them, you are only going to be talking to them for eight weeks because that is how long classes normally are, you are not going to make very many friends going to online college so if that is what you want to go to college for to make friends then online college might not be the option for you.

Con 3. No College Parties For You To Party At.

There are not going to be any college parties for you to party, because you are going on a computer. If that bothers you then that is a con.

Con 4. You Will Lack Face-to-Face Interaction With Your Professors And Your Fellow Students

That is really hard for some people I know the only time I struggled with that was during math when I had to take a couple math courses because I am not the best with it, so not being able to have the teacher right in front of me writing the stuff down on the board to help me understand, that was a bit tricky. If that is how most classes are for you maybe online would not be a good option. However, since those math classes I've never had a problem and I actually kind of prefer it. If that bothers you if you need that face-to-face student-teacher interaction then online college might not be the option for you. Although, a lot of teachers do videos and post them and do live class videos that you can watch on your computer.


I would highly recommend going to college online especially if you like to travel, if you want the flexibility and if you are going to go back to school as an adult with a full-time job or two full-time jobs and a family and busy schedule whatever you have going on, I think that online college is a great thing to implement into your schedule. It is a really good option to implement into your busy schedule, to advance your career, to advance your degree, whatever it is that you want to do with an online college. But if you lack the self-discipline or you need that face-to-face interaction maybe there are other options or a different option that would be a lot better suited to your life and what you need.

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