Some online schools, usually linked with a traditional university, require you to attend a certain number of classes at the school itself. If this does not suit your needs then you need to search for accredited online classes with a “no residency” requirement. But it is important to make sure you still sign up for a recognized accredited school.
According to the article “Accelerated College Degree Online: Learn how to Get One,”* at certain schools “you can…gain credits through challenging exams, life experience assessments, military service, job training and continuing education.” Again, it is important to ensure these programs are officially recognized before paying anything.
The more legitimate accelerated online courses require you to study and earn your degree online, usually over a two-year period, which is still only half the normal time required to obtain a degree. And the accelerated online classes cost far less than half of traditional university costs.
These accelerated online programs allow you to learn and earn your degree with minimal disruption to your work and family life.