You might have come across newsletters and TV commercials aired by several online degree colleges. Some of these advertisements are beguiling enough to persuade any aspirant to enroll for online degrees. But are all these online colleges and universities trustworthy? Can these degrees repay you in terms of high-paying jobs and all? Your close association with all the modern technological elements may be a reason for your deep inclination towards pursuing a degree online. However, if you go for an online course without much knowing about the credibility of the college, it might lead you nowhere. Chances are there that you will not find a job in any reputable company because the big names only accept accredited degrees and diplomas.
Try to differentiate a cold call from a real institute
The fake colleges sound more like a salesperson than an education provider. Their course fees are usually much higher than the accredited online schools and colleges. Plus you will also find them offering you large discounts and other lucrative offers. However, these offers are not so lucrative once you enroll and start taking classes (if any). You will find their emails flooding your inbox but once you get enrolled for a particular course, the advertised course structure is all vanished. You will not even find any faculty member turning up online for assisting you. Situation gets worse when the classes are not conducted on a regular basis and exams are not taken. Conversely, they won’t forget to take the course fees after regular intervals.
The ‘accelerated’ bluff
It is true that some online business degree colleges accept credit transfers and the degrees offered by these colleges are accelerated in nature. This means you can earn the degree at a faster pace. But there are fraudsters who offer fake degrees in the name of accelerated programs. Beware of these colleges as all your money would be wasted if you opt for these courses. Check if the accelerated degree is offered by a authorized and US Department of Education recognized college or university. Do not get entrapped in the apparently advantageous courses that would lead you to no place.
If it is accredited, it’s all fine
The Department of Education of the Government of the USA has certain rules and regulations for the colleges that offer online degrees. The department and its nine foot soldiers keep a keen watch on the colleges that offer these degrees to the wannabes. Check with these agencies and the US Department of Education website as well whether the college you are giving a thought is worthy of your investment or not. Search online to find the best accredited colleges.