People lead busy lives with work, family and friends, and school does not have to add any more stress to one’s life. Most colleges offer distance education courses, such as online classes or correspondence classes, both of which give you the freedom to work your school schedule around your life.
Online classes are done online and usually have an online forum where you will interact with other students and submit assignments. Correspondence classes allow you the most freedom, as you are usually mailed a packet that contains instructions on readings and assignments for the semester and you simply have to complete the work on your own schedule by the end of the semester.
The great thing about distance education courses is that you do not have to plan your work schedule around your classes, as you can do your school work whenever you find the time. This is also great for people who do not live near their college campus, or for those who hate commuting. You can choose to take all your classes online or through correspondence if possible, or you can take a few distance courses and a few regular courses, the choice is up to you.
Taking all your courses through distance education is also a great option for someone who lives in a different city than the college they are attending, as it does not necessitate them moving away, and having to pay for residence.
Distance education provides many benefits, and it is definitely a great option to consider.