Looking for an online school for B.S. degree

Rich B

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So, I’ve finally made it as a regional Captain and trying to start planning for my next career advancement. The obvious hurdle now is my lack of a college degree. Any recommendations for a good online school? I heard Emrby online can give credit for my pilot certificates. Any suggestions would be great.
 

bkey79

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I used Embry Riddle, as their VA advisors were amazing! Classes were mostly easy, and very predictable. I’ve also heard good things about Utah Valley University.
 

Flynchick

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I researched several online schools and actually found that ERAU (worldwide) was the cheapest. Of course, none are cheap. ERAU did give me credit for my dispatch and Pilot certifications. If I remember correctly it was around 30 hours. They do give more if you have you ATP. I already have a nursing degree and they did transfer most core classes. If you go this route pick a community college and take the core classes there. ERAU has a transfer guide that will tell you what class will transfer to fulfill the requirement there. ERAU will not let you dual enroll so save yourself some cash and take everything that you can at the community college!
 

thegriffinpages

AKA "Icicles"
I researched several online schools and actually found that ERAU (worldwide) was the cheapest. Of course, none are cheap. ERAU did give me credit for my dispatch and Pilot certifications. If I remember correctly it was around 30 hours. They do give more if you have you ATP. I already have a nursing degree and they did transfer most core classes. If you go this route pick a community college and take the core classes there. ERAU has a transfer guide that will tell you what class will transfer to fulfill the requirement there. ERAU will not let you dual enroll so save yourself some cash and take everything that you can at the community college!
I didn't know they'd give you credit for prior certs. That's a pretty good deal. Thanks for sharing this.
 

Dan208B

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I actually started at UVU and had to quit and move over to ERAU. The issue I had was that UVU has required proctored testing. Depending on what type of flying job you have, this can be impossible. It was for me, as I was on 18 day international trips and could not find a proctor that fit their requirements. So make sure you look into this before you select a place. I found it may have even been an issue on a 4-day regional trip as sometimes the testing window is small. That being said, I was very happy with ERAU. After all the credits they give you for flying experience the total cost is lower than many options. Good luck!
 

ppragman

FLIPY FLAPS!
UVU is good for aviation.

Indiana University East is good - they have an online math program.

You could do Electrical Engineering at ASU online as well.
 

z987k

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Choose wisely!

There are (legit) online degree programs and also some "California University"'s that a lot of pilots get involved with as well.

Some are OK, others you kind of shake your head at.
I mean... I shake my head at a lot of degrees from state schools to. As long as they are regionally accredited, it checks the box if that's the only goal in "higher ed".
 

Nark

Sheepdog
There are all sorts of services that allow for proctors. I use ProctorU when needed. They would tap in to your webcam and monitor you that way. It was $15 or so, for the session. They even have expidited for another $5 (I think). ( I was ready for a 5pm session at 4pm etc...)

So far in my grad work I haven't required a proctor, but it's a tool in the toolbox.

All said, if there is a will, there is a way.

Good luck.
 

fiveninerzero

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I have a degree from them. Very flexible state school that specializes in adult learners.
What's the consensus for Thomas Edison? Legit or mill? They credit pilot ratings.
Every legit school in the US will have links to their accreditation accessible from their homepage. Just look on the school you want to go to's website and have a look. Regional accreditation is the standard for US universities.
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
Choose wisely!

There are (legit) online degree programs and also some "California University"'s that a lot of pilots get involved with as well.

Some are OK, others you kind of shake your head at.
I've been chipping away at a degree for 22 years. At this point, if I was going to take finishing seriously, just to check the box for a Legacy, I'd want the fastest, cheapest solution possible. So in all seriousness, is a piece of paper from a fly by night, barely accredited place going to be a waste of time? Will the box simply checked not be sufficient?
If I went that route, I always dreamed of getting some real learning done with a graduate degree. (Getting into a graduate school with my basket weaving degree from William and Sherry U is a different discussion)
 

Nark

Sheepdog
Meh.

Get a degree, don't get a degree.

Fly a plane. Cash a check.
Complain about tax bracket, and the one you won't see because of ^^^

Meh
 

v1valarob

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UVU here. The proctoring was a bit of a challenge, but I found the teachers to be very accommodating as long as you gave advanced notice.
 
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