To earn a degree online, find an online university that offers courses for the degree of your interest. Make sure the classes are offered in a suitable time frame for you, then apply to the school. You need a high school diploma or GED in addition to a stable Internet connection.
- Acquire access to a computer and Internet connection
If you do not already have one, purchase an affordable and reliable desktop computer or laptop, and acquire an Internet service provider. With a laptop, you have the ability to study wherever an Internet connection exists, such as libraries or a coffee shop that offers free Wi-Fi. Laptops provide accessibility to stable Internet connection if you do not have access within the home.
- Research schools
Go to websites that contain information about a variety of different colleges and universities. Use search tools to narrow your search by degree type, areas of study and type of study. Research each school that both interests you and is most suited for you. Narrow your options down to a few choices.
- Apply to each school
Find out what each school's admissions process is and prepare all necessary information and material. Apply to each school and apply for additional resources, such as financial aid, if necessary. Once you are accepted, complete the individual school's enrollment process to receive your coursework and begin learning.