The reasons and benefits for seeking a North Carolina education online are many, but here are a few of them to get you started:
Online educations are vastly superior to a traditional education when it comes to saving the student money.
Just a few of the savings include:
Gas: Instead of driving to campus every day, the online student has all of the commute of a walk over to their personal computer in the house. If using a laptop, even that distance may be eliminated.
Parking Fees: Most schools charge their students fees to park at certain places on campus. These fees can range up to $1,000 per year for the choicest spots at some schools. The online student, by comparison, parks in their own garage.
Food & Nutrition: Instead of shelling out $5.00 for a slice of pizza and a soda, a trip to the kitchen for a quick raid on the fridge is about as expensive as eating between classes will get.
Clothing: You can either look good on campus in some nice new threads or you can sit in front of your computer in your bathrobe and bunny slippers. No one will notice or report you to the Dean – promise.
Getting an education online saves time from driving and walking to and from various classes, meeting the professor’s schedule and having to work around your peer’s availability for study groups or group presentations. The online student moves at their own pace and they don’t have to move very far.
Online classes have no schedule other than what is set by the professor for turning in assignments on certain dates. Beyond that, you do not have to worry about showing up to a classroom, or having your schedule thrown off by finals. You can work on your education at 3:00 in the afternoon or 3:00 in the morning.
Graduate at Your Own Pace
Taking classes online means you are not limited to the concept of graduating with your peers, nor are you limited by time and space (your classes cannot overlap in a traditional education). Online courses means you can take as many as the school and your personal schedule will allow for. You could graduate in a fraction of the time it takes a normal student, or take your time – it’s entirely up to you.
No Social Pressure
Attending college in a traditional classroom student may lend itself to many different pressures, such as having to present orally before the class, or work in a group to come up with a project, to dress in a certain way, or act in a certain way. None of that pressure exists in an online environment which can represent a significant stress relief for many people who do not do well in social situations.
Online educations cost about as much as traditional educations do when it comes to tuition and student fees, so reaping all these and other benefits that you can is a great way to get through school with far less hassle.