It can be a challenging time for parents: your “baby” is all grown up and just graduated high school, but isn’t quite ready to dive into university life. You’re afraid that the time off will inevitably lead to no higher education. Before your teen discards her college plans, sit down and talk about an online college. There are many ways online colleges can help her move toward her degree while still feeling in control of her time, life, and future.
Online colleges allow students to start when they are ready. Most classes have pre-taped lectures that students can plug into at their leisure. Online courses are flexible, allowing your teen to work on coursework at his own pace. There are a wide variety of programs online, some that may not be available at a nearby university. These are points you can use to entice your teen into considering an online bachelor degree, although taking online courses is not the easy avenue he may be imagining.
Online coursework is demanding and does require diligence and commitment. While it’s flexible and relaxed, students do have deadlines for coursework, exams and finals just as they would at any brick and mortar institution. Procrastination will still lead to cramming and panicking as deadlines approach. If you’re concerned that your teen will become a bum and live at home for the rest of his life, discuss online courses and degrees with him today.