Several people discover that they excel more when they are given the opportunity to get their degree online. Because they are able to choose exactly the degree that they want, and the time of day that works for them to work on it. The traditional class schedules at a mainstream college do not always work well with a student’s employment or social life. Being able to choose a job that they love and work their education around that makes it possible for them to make a good income while they are going to school.
Other students, who have young children are able to attend school and still take care of them because of the flexibility that online learning gives them. A woman who recently became a single mother talked about what a help it was to her and her children to not have to take them to a sitter. They had already been through so much, it helped them to be able to be at home with her while she worked on her degree.
Those people who love to be up all night and sleep in also benefit from online courses, because it fits their schedule. There are some online schools that also have specific days and times that you must attend a group session, but most of them truly let you be independent and work through things on your own, with set deadlines in place. There are forums for any questions, and if more support is need you can talk to the teacher directly.