More and more students who want to take online classes because they are aware of all the facilities they offer. In addition to being able to learn on your own time, students can still work full-time jobs without worrying about leaving the job to catch a class or lecture. Now, there is an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their online education with scholarships for online classes.
Scholarships are now available for ACE recommended classes that are accepted at many participating online colleges. Online colleges are interested in finding students who have already been exposed to learning through this medium, and offering scholarships for free classes is one way to do that. Colleges and educational companies are partnering together to offer scholarships for accredited classes to interested students. Students can choose one of several distance learning colleges or universities.
If a student decides to apply for the free scholarship, they must meet certain qualifications. Students who are not U.S. citizens or over the age of 18 aren’t eligible for this particular scholarship. They must have a high school diploma or a GED, and must not have already achieved a bachelor’s degree, or be currently enrolled in college. They must also agree to take an entrance exam to ensure they can meet the rigorous requirements of college level learning.
The scholarship is for one college level class. The curriculum is not intended to be easy or an automatic A. Each class is designed by college professors and faculty to meet certain requirements that participating universities stipulate. If a student is not willing to put in at least six to eight hours of study time per week, they may not successfully complete the class.
Each class that is covered by the scholarship is about five weeks long. As a general rule, the classes that are offered are either an intro to psychology class or an English composition class. These two classes are the most frequently offered because most colleges and universities require them in order to graduate.
If a student for some reason cannot complete the class, they needn’t worry. It won’t affect their GPA for classes taken at a later date. Only credits that are transferred will affect a student’s GPA.
The fact of the matter is that online learning isn’t for everyone. It takes a certain amount of self-motivation to work in an online college environment. There are no teachers to remind you about assignments or study time. Online students must be able to complete tasks on their own, and to work out a schedule for study and stick to it.