Bears' Guide to College Degrees by Mail and Internet

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Ten Speed Press, 2005 - Education - 151 pages
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As more and more schools bring the classroom to the student through the mail, on video, and via the Internet, the need for an accurate, up-to-date, and technically savvy resource is more crucial than ever. Today it'?s not only possible, it'?s usually faster, definitely cheaper, and sometimes even better to earn a degree-bachelor'?s, master'?s, or doctorate off campus. But how to decide which school or program is best? In this revised and updated tenth edition of the BEARS'? GUIDE TO COLLEGE DEGREES BY MAIL & INTERNET, distance-education experts John and Mariah Bear have negotiated the minefield of nontraditional education and examined literally thousands of schools. In this comprehensive and respected guide, you'?ll find the 100 best programs to serve the needs of virtually every student, from the middle manager trying to advance a stalled career to the stay-at-home mom or empty-nester returning to the work force.Walks the reader through the academic labyrinth of degree requirements, transcripts, scholarships, accreditation, equivalency exams, credentials, diplomas, degree mills, and more.Highlights the 100 best schools and provides resources for students with specialized needs.John and Mariah Bear are widely considered the leading experts in the field and have helped millions to achieve their lifelong goals.

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Contents

Four Essential Assumptions
2
College Degrees by Distance Learning
3
Important Issues
4
College Degrees
5
Checking Out Schools
8
Applying to Schools
10
Accreditation
14
Ways to Earn Credit
23
Northwood University
74
Ohio University
75
Pennsylvania State University
76
Queens University
77
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
78
Saint Josephs College of Maine
79
Salve Regina University
80
Skidmore College
81

Correspondence Courses
24
Equivalency Examinations
28
Credit for LifeExperience Learning
36
Foreign Academic Experience
42
The Credit Bank Service
46
One Hundred Accredited Schools That Offer Degrees Entirely or Almost Entirely by Distance Learning 1 Antioch University
49
Aspen University
50
Auburn University
51
Bellevue University
52
Caldwell College
53
California State UniversityDominguez Hills
54
Capital University
55
Charles Sturt University
56
Charter Oak State College
57
Clarkson College
58
Columbia Union College
59
Deakin University
60
Drexel University
61
Eastern Oregon University
62
Empire State College
63
Fielding Graduate Institute
64
Georgia Institute of Technology
65
Golden Gate University
66
Henley Management College
67
Indiana State University
68
Iowa State University
69
Judson College
70
Laurentian University
71
National Technological University
72
The New Jersey Institute of Technology
73
Stanford University
82
Syracuse University
83
Thomas Edison State College
84
Touro University International
85
Troy State University at Montgomery
86
University of Alabama
87
University of Idaho
88
University of Iowa
89
University of London
90
University of Maryland
91
University of New England
92
University of Oklahoma
93
University of South Africa
94
University of South Australia
95
University of Texas
96
University of Waterloo
97
Upper Iowa University
98
Walden University
99
Western Governors University
100
Law Degrees
101
For More Information on Schools in This Book
104
For Information on Schools Not in This Book
105
For Personal Advice on Your Own Situation
106
HigherEducation Agencies
107
State Laws in Transition
113
Bending the Rules
120
Advice for People in Prison
122
Glossary of Important Terms
127
Subject Index
135
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About the author (2005)

MARIAH BEAR lives in Oakland, California. She is the publisher of How Now Pocket Pals in San Rafael.
JOHN BEAR, Ph.D., lives in El Cerrito, California, where he is a distance-education consultant, serves as an expert witness for the FBI, and appears on national media such as NPR.

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