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California Online Colleges and Universities

Online Colleges in California

Overview

The popularity of online education continues to grow as programs evolve and students look for more options to access higher education. The advantages of online degree programs include flexible scheduling and the ability to access programs that may not be available locally. This is particularly important for people who work during the day and cannot attend a traditional college. For people who wonder how online education works, courses are very similar to traditional campus-based college classes; except for the fact that students access the classroom through the internet.

To access the classroom, most online programs have education portals where students can also download lectures, homework assignments and other handouts. Chat sessions are then used to promote student-teacher and student-student interactions. For some classes, a minimum amount of participation in these sessions is required. In online education, lectures times often vary depending on the class. For some courses, lectures can be downloaded and students can study on their own time. Other courses may require students to attend lectures at specific times. Exam types also vary by class and teacher. Some teachers require students to complete tests online in a set time period, while others allow students to submit completed exams through the portal or email. For online colleges in California, local students may also be required to take tests on campus or at a local testing facility.

Even if you live in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco or San Jose, where there are several local colleges, online education is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional campus-based degree programs. To save you time, we have compiled a list of local colleges that offer online programs along with national colleges offering courses to students in California. When speaking with an admissions counselor, some good questions to ask are how do students access their classes, what are the typical lecture times and schedules and how much do students interact with teachers and classmates.

Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.

Online Colleges Accepting Students from California

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