I’m considering enrolling in an online degree program as I haven’t finished my Bachelor’s degree? Should I do it?
My answer in brief: Know if the program is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency before you go. If the program or degree program is not accredited, your degree may not hold weight in the eyes of an employer — and it may hurt you. Especially if you take out student loans to pay for the program.
For instructions on how to review and evaluate whether or not a program is accredited, see my recent post on this on the Career Hub. Note: Many “diploma mills” say they are accredited — and technically they are. The trick is to make sure they are accredited by an agency that is recognized by the Department of Education — and is widely accepted in your field. And always ask if you can speak to a real graduate who is actively working before you enroll.)