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Can you earn an online degree with no prior college credit

Dreams19xxDreams19xx Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited October 2017 in Online Degrees
Hey guys, I'm wondering if I can earn a degree completely online with no prior college experience or credit. I really dislike classroom learning and came across online degree programs and it sounds great to me. The only credit that I think could potentially go towards college credit are a couple duel credit classes I took in high school. So is it possible to earn a degree completely online with no prior college experience?

Replies to: Can you earn an online degree with no prior college credit

  • BuckeyeMWDSGBuckeyeMWDSG Registered User Posts: 638 Member
    Yes, stick to non-profit public schools for best value.

    Arizona State University

    https://go.asuonline.asu.edu


    University of Toledo

    http://www.utoledo.edu/online-degree-programs/programs/
  • BuckeyeMWDSGBuckeyeMWDSG Registered User Posts: 638 Member
    edited October 2017
    "Online learning also has its downsides, and not every subject is suited for online education, though even some surprising fields like fine arts are starting to embrace it. Prospective students should be on the lookout for scams; in addition to checking whether a program has accreditation, they should research university faculty and support services at colleges where they plan to apply, such as the ability to interact with advisers virtually."

    https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education

    I noticed some of the schools advertised on the usnews site are actually for profit schools. Be very careful choosing your program, online isn't usually cheaper than the traditional classroom. Choosing a well regarded regional school with a strong career services office with internship and co-op opportunities can be very helpful if you are trying to get into a new field that differs from the one you are currently employed in.

  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,687 Senior Member
    What do you plan to study and why do you dislike classroom learning?
  • Johnlee66Johnlee66 Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    Yeah, it's possible to earn degree from home. And I have heard about some reputed universities which allow students to earn degree by studying at home. Where are you located? And what kind of degree would you like to achieve?
  • mikeholdingsmikeholdings Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I think classroom learning is much interesting. Because in this way you can meet some good peoples. :)
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