In addition to determining what online college program requirements are, students might consider factors that can enhance their educational experience and keep them working toward their goals: How flexible are deadlines and, depending upon the circumstance, do they keep time zones in mind? How accessible are online college instructors, and do they provide timely, meaningful feedback? How are online college classes taught, and do they allow opportunities to interact with the instructor and fellow students?
* Do your homework. In addition to visiting college Web sites, you might review any promotional e-mails or brochures, digital and otherwise, from online colleges and traditional colleges that have online components. Consider attending college fairs where you can learn more about different online education offerings and speak with online college representatives. You might also be able to meet with online college students there.