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Choosing an Online School

Administrators at Virginia College have recently released a set of guidelines that students should abide by whenever they're choosing an online college. According to openPR.com:

Make sure the school is accredited by a reputable government agency. While many schools will tout their accreditation, the agencies aren't all created equal. Schools that offer Federal Title IV financial aid, including student loans and Pell grants, are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The best online schools will have admissions counselors available to help you every step of the way. This counselor should be able to tell you about the courses you will be taking, the skills you will acquire and what career options you will have upon graduation.

The best online schools will be glad to offer you a list of companies that have hired their graduates. These references indicate that employers value degrees or certificates from the school, and also assure the quality of the school's job placement programs.

Virginia College is an online college that offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees obtainable through completely-online study. They have been in operation for more than 30 years, and they are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.


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