Things to know
Because most students who enroll in E-Learning programs are not
full-time students, the financial aid available is very limited
in comparison with full-time on-campus programs. This is certainly
something to consider; E-Learning programs, albeit often less
expensive than campus-based programs, are not cheap! They are
even more expensive for international students.
Keep in mind that the professors of E-Learning programs still
have to spend a fair amount of time preparing for lectures and
talking with students and responding to their questions- this
means that they must be compensated for their time. E-Learning
programs are not necessarily easier for professors. For this reason
E-Learning has thus far been primarily used as a supplement program
for those who have no other option.
If you have the option to do an on-campus program, it is generally
advised to take advantage of that opportunity and do the on-campus
program. Nothing will replace face-to-face human contact and communication.
How to Apply:
The application procedure is usually similar to that of campus-based
programs. You will need to submit a transcript of previous academic
work, a lengthy application, a score from a standardized test
depending on the level and requirement of the program, and a language
certificate (such as the TOEFL) if the program is not offered
in your native language. For specific details contact the admissions
department of the university you want to apply to.