File:051207-MPLS-012WaldenU.jpgThe fall semester is quickly approaching and you have finally decided that you would like to return to school.  If this is you, Congratulations!  Now that you have made that decision you are finding out that searching for the right online school can be quite the difficult task so how do you know which one is right for you?

College Searching Tips

  1. First, you need to decide what field of study you would like to pursue.  This may change a couple times or more but that’s okay.  Narrow down your favorites.
  2. Next, you may want to take a look at our list of online schools here on classesandcareers.com. On that list there are very reliable and accredited online colleges and universities to choose from.
  3. Request information from your top choices or maybe all of them that offer the program or programs that may be of interest to you.
  4. Upon receiving the information that you previously requested, start jotting down in a notebook the pros and cons of each program under each college or university.
  5. Once you have your top two picks, call and speak with an enrollment and academic advisor for further information and counseling.
  6. Consider the tuition costs between the two top picks.  Which one sounds more practical to you or does one program sound better but may be more expensive?  It’s time to consider your financial aid options and seeing if you qualify.  If you do not qualify for financial aid consider applying for scholarships that are available through the online college or university.
  7. After your decision has been made and you know what online school you would like to enroll into, go ahead and begin the enrollment process and move forward with all of those steps.

* If you would like to take your checklist to the next level, you can check out “free college checklists” on checklist.com.  This checklist is very beneficial even if you are a mom to a new college student.

Top flexible online degree choices

With all of the above information in mind, if you are a mom returning to school you may be curious which programs offer the most flexible options for today’s working or busy parent.  Here are a few that may be of interest to you at this time.

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • English and other Languages
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Graphic Design
  • Economics

What online schools have an excellent reputation to help you achieve the goals above?  Check out this list of online schools with the most flexibility of other online programs out there.

Flexible online schools

  • ASU Online-Studying at ASU could possibly be one of the best decisions you can make regarding online education.  This online school offers flexible and smart programs geared towards the working adult today.  The faculty of ASU are truly dedicated to delivering quality online education.
  • Ashford University-Not only is Ashford flexible in so many ways, they are also affordable which is a major plus when trying to pursue a degree in online education.
  • Walden University-Walden University has really built up an excellent reputation and the many flexible programs that they offer.
  • Western Governors University-Believe it or not WGS received an award for “best practices in distance learning.”  This was awarded in recognition of higher education.  Most definitely makes you want to consider WGU for one of your choices doesn’t it?  They also offer a very unique tuition plan unlike other online schools.  You may consider checking that out.
  • Liberty University-This flexible Christian school is very flexible offering many programs and 100 specializations.  More and more college moms have considered and even graduated from Liberty University.

Now moms, it’s time to READY…SET….ENROLL!

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