Today you can find everything online from clothing, to relationships, to education! There is much to offer in the virtual world, but there are many scams to override the convenience of online surfing. Millions are going online these days to further their education, but how do you know which ones are legit?
The top thing that should be on your list is to make sure that the school is accredited. What this means is that you should make sure that the college or university has been certified by the state or government. The institution should meet or exceeds the standards of online education. The school should also allow you to transfer credits from a previous school you attended. Don’t get me wrong, not all credits may transfer because of guidelines the institution may have, but make sure that enough are valid so you won’t have to start over from scratch! Find out prior to completion of online education if your degree will be valid! There is nothing worst then taking classes online and when you complete your education, you find out that your degree is useless. Usually schools that no one has heard of are clues that it may be mom and pop operation.
Be very cautions of schools that promise you a job or positions after graduation. This is a way that many schools scam people to sign up! They give a false sense of security causing you to enroll paying thousands of dollars. Sometimes they even go as far as saying that you can make your tuition back in one year! If an online school tries to draw you in with those tactics, donâ€™t fall for it!
If youâ€™re still unclear about signing up, you can always check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if the school has been reported. They will be able to shed more light so you can stay scam free!