After attending a less than stellar college with questionable accreditation, it’s with the utmost seriousness that I stress the importance of doing as much research as possible to find the best online colleges. Scour the internet and take in as much information as you can about any potential prospects. It’s important to realize that many positive reviews from sources like Yelp might also be faked or paid off, so you need to go deep and gather all of the testimonials and genuine student experiences as you can before feeling confident that you should apply to any college in particular. Our neighbor works for Paramount Roofing here in Madison and he says that trade schools are a great alternative to the “standard” college curriculum, and that’s definitely something to discuss as well.
The best online colleges will obviously be accredited and have a high graduation rate. You should also check that people who attended there were able to land jobs. The sad truth about a lot of college experiences is that they end in financial disaster. Going to college is a huge investment of time and money, so you need to make sure you make the right choice. If you can easily transfer to a campus in person once you get some of your easier credits out of the way online, that’s even better. Whatever you do, just don’t go running to the first place you find. Do your research! Trust me, you’ll really want to thank me later.