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10 Questions to Ask an Online College

Choosing the correct Online college for you is an important decision. It can affect your career and life for years to come. Research shows the most people who end up transferring colleges didn’t adequately research their college of choice.

Here are 10 Questions that you can use to gather the information you will need to make the best decision. We’ve included answers for Baker Online to get you started.

Military students, click here to view 10 Questions about how Baker Online can meet your particular needs.

Questions

Answers – Baker Online

1. Is this college For-Profit or Non-Profit? Private, Non-Profit—which means we work for our students instead of shareholders. Just compare our tuition rates with our For-Profit competitors and you will see the difference.
2. Is this college Accredited? Yes, we are Regionally Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.
3. How much does this college cost? Are there fees outside of tuition? $210 per credit hour. There are only two fees—one to apply and one to graduate.
4. Will this college accept my transfer credits? And more importantly will they count toward my degree completion? Baker Online admissions offers a free transcript evaluation to assess the number of credits that will transfer and apply toward your degree completion.
5. What kind of support do you offer to help me afford college (Scholarships & Financial Aid)? Each student’s financial need is unique so we offer free financial aid counseling and work hard to find all the aid available to you. We invite you to get a jump start on this process by using our Financial Aid Estimator.
6. What support do you offer students to help find them jobs after they graduate? All Baker Online graduates receive Lifetime Employment Assistance — free and forever — to help them establish and sustain successful careers.
7. What kind of academic support is available to me as a student? At Baker College we offer our online students the same resources that are available to our campus-based students. These services include: Free Tutoring, Academic Counseling, Research Help, and an Online Library.
8. What is the structure of the class? (Asynchronous vs. scheduled) How are new students orientated to the online learning environment? At Baker College we offer our online students the same resources that are available to our campus-based students. These services include: Free Tutoring, Academic Counseling, Research Help, and an Online Library.
9. Can I review the course list for my program of interest? (Compare major courses vs. general eds) Yes, all of our programs course listings are available online
10. Are class start dates frequent enough to be convenient? Baker Online classes begin every three weeks so you are never more than three weeks from getting started. Our full list of start dates is available online.

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