ERIC Number: EJ1091759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Will Colleges Accept My Child's Online Courses?
Cohen, Nancy Arey
Parenting for High Potential, v3 n6 p2-3 Apr 2014
There are some important factors to consider before jumping into the world of online programming. Since online courses are available 24 hours a day, the student must be disciplined. Accreditation is one very important factor to consider before enrolling in an online school. When all is said and done, colleges look for the same 10 student attributes they have sought for years, whether the degree is from a brick and mortar school or an accredited online school. These 10 attributes are presented in this article: (1) Good grades, with an upward trend; (2) Course Selection; (3) Respectable scores on standardized college admissions test(s); (4) Leadership and passion for a few activities; (5) Community Service; (6) Demonstrated Maturity; (7) Writing Skills; (8) Letters of Recommendation; (9) Extra Letters of Recommendation; and (10) Individual Light.
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Bound Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Readiness, Eligibility, Academic Standards, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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