If you’ve been looking for a way to earn a degree (master’s or undergraduate) so you can fulfill a personal dream or make a career change, there’s good news!
As an mature student, studying on-campus can be problematic. It’s hard to fit into your already packed schedule, especially if you have a career and kids. And the idea of studying with crowds of students much younger than you can be a bit intimidating.
On the other hand, studying online is ideal for adult learners – here are 5 reasons why:
1. It’s easy to fit into your schedule
Studying online means you can choose your own timetable, which is a big advantage.
And that’s a blessing if your schedule is already full of personal appointments, family time, and hobbies. Especially if you have a 9-to-5 job on top of everything else!
You’re free to study at the weekends, in the mornings before work, or even at your desk in the office during lunch break. It doesn’t matter what time you study, so you can pick the time which suits your lifestyle best.
2. You don’t have to worry about making childcare arrangements
If you’re a parent who wants to earn a degree, then studying online is by far your easiest option.
Making childcare arrangements is hard enough when you just want a relaxed night with your friends, or a date night with your partner. But if you have to find someone to take care of the kids during the evenings each week and/or take over the school run, it becomes even more complicated.
Studying online means you can study from home, and keep an eye on the kids at the same time. Or you can save your studying for when the kids are at school, grandma’s house or soccer practice. It’s much easier to juggle the two!
3. You don’t have to struggle with commuting to campus
Having to be on campus at set times each week can be a hassle.
You need to take time out of your day, or change your schedule at work to make it possible. And then you have to spend time sitting in traffic and pay for parking, gas or public transportation.
By studying online, you can study from home or a coffee shop near your house. You can even study in the car while you’re waiting to pick the kids up from school or sports practice.
4. You can easily customize an online degree
Studying online gives you so many choices when it comes to a degree!
Are you interested in management? Then you can specialize in anything from aviation to healthcare. Or are you looking for a business administration degree? There are options ranging from marketing to tourism.
5. You can learn at your own pace
There’s no set date to graduate when you study online.
On-campus degrees usually have strict deadlines and guidelines. You have to take a set number of modules each semester (whether you’re studying full time or part time). And you usually have to graduate within a certain time. Which can be tough if you need to go at a slower pace.
When you study online, you can pick your own pace – there’s no minimum requirement for the number of modules you have to take each semester. So you can choose the number of modules which fits the time you have available, your budget and your preferred learning pace.
Are you ready to start studying online?
And if you have doubts or question? Feel free to call us on 855.210.5641, we’ll be happy to answer them!