Getting a college education is an excellent way to improve your options in the professional realm. The problem is, traditional universities require you to adhere to schedules that exclude much of anything else, including working a full-time job, caring for a family, or otherwise living a life beyond the college campus. While that may be a workable situation for those who are only a few years out of high school, the rest of us have added obligations and complications.
The good news is, there's a solution to this problem. It's possible to get an education that not only permits you to meet extracurricular obligations but also speeds up the process so that you're not slaving away for years on end. So if you're looking to accelerate your education, it's time to start considering accredited online universities as an option. Below are three reasons why.
Online Universities Are Running Year Round
One of the things that's frustrating to a student looking to finish their education as quickly as possible is that traditional universities take several months off each year. Sure, breaks are nice, but while a few months to go home and work a summer job is nice for a young 20-something without a spouse or kids, nontraditional students are a little more rooted to where they currently are, and usually already have a job. For them, the break is just kind of a waste of time.
That's where online education through an accredited online university comes in. Just as you can complete your coursework at the time of day that's most convenient, you can complete whole classes during the time of year that's most convenient (even if that time is “all year long”). Classes are running year round for online institutions, and teachers are always available. You don't have to stop working toward your degree just because the campus is closing up for the summer. You can keep pushing through until graduation when you can finally relax and enjoy the benefits of your labors.
Online Universities Reward Productive Students
Another shortcoming of traditional universities is how they throttle your progress in a class. No matter how productive you are, how quickly you can finish work, or how proactive you are about starting assignments, you can only work so far ahead of the rest of the class.
Even if the professor gives you every assignment up front (which they rarely do), you still have to wait for them to give you the final in order to finish the class, and that won't come until the end of the semester.
Online universities, on the other hand, give you more control over how quickly you complete coursework, courses, and whole degrees. Here at Independence University, for instance, our classes are each four weeks long, making it much easier to accomplish a great deal in less time than a typical semester. You're rewarded for your proactivity with faster progress, and you can effectively meet degree requirements just about as fast as you can handle.
Online Universities Don't Make You Put Your Life on Hold
Because online classes can be completed from anywhere, and because they can be completed at any time throughout the day, you don't have to suspend other activities in order to get your education. Rather than put your professional life on hold so you can get a degree, you can continue building your resume while you're getting the degree that will help you make the most of that resume.
This closes the gap between where you are and where you want to be professionally, where it might otherwise be an extra four years out or more. You can often get a four-year degree (through our accredited online university, at least) in as few as three years, depending on how fast you want to go. Master's degrees are similarly sped up, with the majority taking up to 15 months
So don't hit the brakes on your life just to get an education. You shouldn't have to slow down in order to get the job of your dreams. Instead, contact us
and find out how you can expedite your education and your professional advancement with our accredited online university program
so you can finally start living the life you've always wanted.