Online Degree Tip of the Day: Avoid Online College Scams
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There are many reasons to consider earning a university degree online. Our tip of the day is to make sure to avoid online college scams.
Our tip of the day?
Steer clear of online college scams!
What steps can you take as a prospective online college student to make sure that an online bachelor’s degree, online master’s degree, online doctoral degree (online PhD), or online certificate program is legitimate?
- the U.S. Department of Education
- the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- There is no proof of accreditation from either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- The online program promises full online degrees in too short of a time period
- The online college charges too little
- The online college charges way too much
- The online program does not list a campus or business address online
- The online college or online program’s website contains several grammatical or spelling errors
- The online college or online program lacks a “.edu” URL
- The online school fails to post information about student support services