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Winter Break: A Time For Online Classes
For college students Thanksgiving means that it is almost the end of the semester, finals are just days away, and winter break is so close you can taste it. Winter break is a time that every college student looks forward to because it is a month without dorm rooms, 3:00am fire alarms, and mystery meals in the cafeteria. But after the holidays race past you’re left with a lot of idle time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have a little bit of time away from campus with a comfy bed and home-cooked meals, but let’s face it; winter break can be kind of boring.
While you are at home on break why not enroll in an online class and get a head start on next semester? Over 75% of colleges and universities in the U.S. offer online programs. Even if your college is not one of these schools you can enroll in a class at another school and transfer the credits. Edvisors.com can help you find the right online class to fulfill your individual education needs. There are a countless number of online schools so getting into the exact class you need or want should not be an issue.
There are three key reasons to consider taking an online class over winter break.
Make up for missing credits: If you ever had to withdraw from a class during your college career you can take an online class to make up those credits. This will allow you to avoid having to take a course overload.
Take a basic prerequisite class: Many colleges have English or math classes that everyone has to take regardless of major. You can use your winter break to get this basic class out of the way and concentrate more on your major or minor during the semester.
Larger variety of classes to choose from: If you are a criminal justice major and your school does not offer a class in criminal justice global issues, you may be able to take that class online and get credit towards your degree elsewhere. Chances are your school will not have all the classes you are looking for.
Now, I am sure you might have some concerns about giving up part of your winter break to take a class or two. Maybe you fear that you will not be able to sleep late every day or see your friends who go to school across the country. These should not be concerns at all. Online classes are extremely flexible so the work can be done when it is convenient for you. Whether you like to sleep until noon or stay out until 2:00am, you will have plenty of time to complete the course.
You might also worry that your school will not accept the credits for your class and that all of your hard work will be for not, but fear not. Online classes are now widely accepted by most colleges and universities, however, you should still check with your school’s registrar to make sure that the credits will transfer without issue.
The truth is that there is very little that should hold you back from taking an online course. Even if your family decides to take a two week ski vacation, as long as you have internet access, you will be able to complete an online class. After all of the holiday eggnog has been consumed, the presents have been opened and the New Year’s ball has dropped in Times Square what will you be doing? The answer is simple; if you are a savvy, forward-thinking student you will be taking an online class and getting ahead in your education.