To earn an online bachelor's degree, find an accredited online degree program that offers a degree plan of interest to you. It is necessary to have access to a computer and the Internet, and to possess the discipline to complete coursework and lectures independently.
Beware of non-accredited colleges, or you may pay money for a degree that is not accepted by other academic institutions or workplaces. The college's accreditation must come from an appropriate regional board or from the Distance Education Training Council. Consult the Department of Education to discern the validity of any college's accreditation. Complete the application process for the schools of your choice, and apply for financial assistance, if needed.
A good online college offers each student a counselor who walks the student through the application, helps them choose a discipline, individualizes the student's educational plan, and answers any questions concerning the program. Choose a program with a comprehensive degree plan that covers the area of study in which you are the most interested in making a career. It is also important to choose a program that has been established for at least five years and has a number of successful graduates. Keep on top of exams, assignments and lectures to remain in good standing and achieve satisfactory grades. Complete all coursework to earn a degree.