How to Work Full-time and go Back to School as an Adult — Part III

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A college education is still valid — a college certificate is a non-negotiable tool required by individuals who would want to go far in life and career.

Luckily, the internet has simplified the process — all you’ve got to do is to find a suitable online course, register, take your tests/exams and grab your certificate.

However, if you’re not a fan of online courses, you can opt for the traditional classes where you’d need to be present for your lectures and seminars.

The downside is — it’s tough, and you need to invest your time and energy in your study massively.

Furthermore, the traditional physical classes come with additional expenses — transportation cost, feeding, and whole lots of other unforeseen expenditure.

The thing is, whether you opt for the online classes or you choose to go with the traditional way of learning, you’d have to know how to manage your time effectively and prioritize your activities.

Enough on the online classes and regular schooling method. In this article, we will delve into the different types of adult degree programs.

Let’s face it, returning to school is a bold move — It’s tough. And you need a combination of grit, discipline, and dedication to make it.

As an adult, you may not have the time to enroll in a full-time college degree program.

Going back to a traditional college program is not on your radar.

If that’s you, here other degree programs you should consider

1. Online Programs: Online degree programs keep popping up now and then.

Why?

Because online degree programs are the future of education, everything is online these days from your grocery products to the shirts you wear.

Education is not left behind; it’s also online. You don’t need to move a muscle to get a quality education.

All you need is a stable internet connection and a credit card.

Yes, you’ve got to pay for good online degree programs, unless you’re willing to settle for the wishy-washy cheap courses that are scattered all around the internet.

Top universities are offering 100% online course — you don’t need to step foot into a classroom.

What’s more, employers respect online degree certificates.

As an adult, if you don’t have enough time to spare, then online degree programs would be your best shot.

2. Weekend Classes: Evening (and weekend) classes are one of the best fit for working adults who want to go back to school.

By taking one or two classes per semester, you’ll be able to complete a college degree without sacrificing your day job.

3. Flexible Degree Programs: Here is another option for adults who want to complete a college degree while keeping their full-time jobs.

Unlike traditional degree programs where you’re expected to complete a college degree within a fixed time frame, flexible degree programs offer more time for a degree program.

For instance, with the traditional degree program, you’d be expected to complete your studies within four years. However, flexible degree programs give you more room to spread your workload and complete your course in the time frame of five years instead of four.

4. Accelerated Degree Programs: This is the reverse of a flexible degree program. Here, you’re offered the chance to complete your college degree in a much shorter time.

Classes run all year round, and you can get your degree within twelve months.

It’s an excellent fit for people who want to quickly breeze into school, grab their degrees, and walk out!

5. Blended Learning: Blended learning is the bridge between online education and offline learning.

With blended learning, you get to meet your instructors and peers on campus.

There’s also room for flexibility as classes are taken online.

If you want a mix of offline interaction and online learning, then blended learning is for you.

Take Back Your Education

As you climb the corporate ladder and begin another phase of life, you’d need a college degree at some point.

If you need guidance, you can contact a local school counselor or reach out to USAIG for proper direction.


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