Online degrees

Are you reading this alone, in your computer chair, in your crappy apartment? Well, maybe you should consider getting an online degree to make bank.

There are a number of online universities and training programs that will give you a 'quality' education (for a price). 

The most famous one is the University of Phoenix, which has a countless number of commercials and online ads claiming that you can start your life fresh, get a degree, and find a rewarding job. It's that easy!



But should you really take these programs? The answer, for University of Phoenix, seems like a pretty resounding NO. 

A simple google of "University of Phoenix scam" comes up with some scary posts, like this one, where one man claims that his degree consisted solely of him paying $50,000 to fill out a bunch of thoughtless papers and get a useless degree.

Unfortunately, students at many good universities also experience this 'scam'. The online University of Phoenix takes it one step further, however, by accepting ANYONE into their program. Here's an example from the aforementioned article:

"1. They enroll anyone and everyone meaning if you can't get accepted at any 2 year or 4 year college, they will accept you, even if you failed your S.A.T. exam.

2. You don't have to take any SAT or other scholastic achievement college entrance examinations to enroll.
3. You don't have to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) to enroll in graduate level study.
4. The majority of colleges and universities in the U.S.A. state that if you have been out of college for 10 years, all of your college credits that you have earned become expired, meaning, you have to start all over again, as a freshman with 0 college credits. University of Phoenix Online will still accept your college credits even if you've been out of school for 20 years.
5. They will take life experiences as college credit.
6. They enroll people with extremely bad English grammar and writing skills.
7. They say that they'll train you and teach you job skills like how professionals do it in the real world and they don't.
8. Classes are an easy 5 weeks of typing papers and relying on the person with the most knowledge to pass the learning team.
9. Classes are taught by facilitators, not instructors or teachers."

Sounds way too sketchy for me! However, if you're looking in getting a few shady looking degrees under your built in order to apply to some equally shady jobs, then by all means, look into more online degrees. 


19 comments:

Jay.CA said...
March 21, 2011 at 11:06 PM

wow! is the Univ of Phoenix a real, accredited university?

Venus said...
March 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM

thanks for the advice!

Patti D. said...
March 22, 2011 at 2:11 AM

thanks for the advice!

Spike said...
March 22, 2011 at 2:33 AM

nice advice

mac-and-me said...
March 22, 2011 at 5:47 AM

great tips, thanks for sharing

Merlyy said...
March 22, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Too bad I don't live in the US.

Kim Anders said...
March 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM

wouw nice to bad its not in belgium :O

elexerdelex said...
March 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Somehow this is not something many people will pass...
sitting home... the distraction is too big I for me in any case!

G said...
March 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I loved that last pic - brilliant

ed said...
March 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM

rather have a real degree

Grafted said...
March 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Interesting, I always figured those online schools were a scam

Colin B said...
March 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I could tell something wasn't right from all their commercials >:O

duffboi said...
March 23, 2011 at 8:31 AM

I ended up going to a technical school that turned out wasn't accredited. So I have an associates now and credits only for them again, which I'd rather not return to. *sigh*

Shutterbug said...
March 23, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Cute ducklings! :)

Aaron M. Gipson said...
March 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Woo Hoo! Doctorate in Quantum Physics, here I come! I think I have a coupon for one of these schools from my local Pennysaver too...

Marcus Silva said...
March 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

U Phoenix is a total scam. Just go to ASU (98% acceptance rate).

Accredited Online Colleges said...
October 24, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Thanks for the advice...

Most Popular Online Schools said...
November 3, 2011 at 2:26 AM

I just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. Keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones. I have added to my favorites. Thank You...

online degrees said...
November 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Before we will enroll in any online degrees, we need to make sure that it's not a scam. You can find help to any search engine. Search first the review of that school before you proceed to enroll.

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