Looking for an online school for B.S. degree

BigZ

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Doing Broward College right now
ATP shaves off half of AS degree, rest can be done fully online. Do another two years of fully online get a BS. So far no proctoring required, FL in state rates are very decent. If so inclined, they have an agreement of some sort with ERAU to transfer over there for the last two years of BS instead
 

This is My Screen Name

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Liberty University online. Accredited and you get full credit for pilot certificates with no extra fees. Know a guy who went from zero to B.S. in Aeronautics in 16 months while only taking 30 credit hours by testing out of core requirements and using credit for pilot certs. Don't remember the cost but just google the price per credit hour * 30.
Any more info on this from your friend or anyone who knows ? was the testing out via CLEP ?

I'm currently taking a class at ERAU. I'm looking to speed up the program as fast as possible. Liberty advertises up to 75% of a bachelor's credit can be had - anyone know the details on this ? I have Associates in Meteorology from the Community College of the Air Force along with an ATP license & commercial helo.

thanks for any info.
 

JordanD

Honorary Member
Any more info on this from your friend or anyone who knows ? was the testing out via CLEP ?

I'm currently taking a class at ERAU. I'm looking to speed up the program as fast as possible. Liberty advertises up to 75% of a bachelor's credit can be had - anyone know the details on this ? I have Associates in Meteorology from the Community College of the Air Force along with an ATP license & commercial helo.

thanks for any info.
Liberty and a lot of other colleges take other online courses for credit too. I've been able to take a bunch of courses for way cheaper outside of my college.
 

JordanD

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Liberty, Liberty, Liberty. Wait, wrong liberty.

Homophobic, Hypocrite, Parties in gay scene in MIA. Brags about having a large penis endowment. Enjoys the company of rent boys on the low.
Meh. I'm doing a different school but I've known people that have done Liberty.
 

JordanD

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I've heard that they give a large number of credits for prior ratings. I've been tempted to attend because of that. But yeah, I just can't. So, I'm gonna attend UVU.
Look into Thomas Edison as well. It might be a better deal if you're not going to stick around Utah, but the BS in aviation from them I think is really only worth it when you've already got your ATP.
 

ahw01

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I've heard that they give a large number of credits for prior ratings. I've been tempted to attend because of that. But yeah, I just can't. So, I'm gonna attend UVU.
One of the most difficult things is getting a straight answer on how much it costs to complete if you transfer far cert credit in. Any ideas?
 
One of the most difficult things is getting a straight answer on how much it costs to complete if you transfer far cert credit in. Any ideas?
Before I leave SLC hopefully late this year. Going to drive down to Orem and meet with a counselor face to face to find out. So, remind me and I'll get back to you.
 

This is My Screen Name

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I've heard that they give a large number of credits for prior ratings. I've been tempted to attend because of that. But yeah, I just can't. So, I'm gonna attend UVU.
They all pretty much give credit for ratings ERAU included so the trick is getting the most. ERAU is 34 out of 120.

What's the deal with Liberty that you can't go there?
 

Dphoenix

Love lasagna, hate mondays
I would also consider the merits of checking the box "as quickly and cheaply as possible", as some airlines may not care, but others will ask a lot of questions about your degree program. One legacy interview in particular I was asked quite a few questions about my BS from ERAU worldwide. Said Legacy is still trying to decide how they want to treat online degrees. You may pass an algorithm with the box checked, but in the interview if I was an interviewer I would probably ask how you managed to get a 4 year degree in 18 months while working full time and that might lead me to question whether said degree was really worth as much as the previous pilot I just talked to when they spent 4 years attending a place in person. Nobody may agree with me, but you don't have to convince me, convince the recruiter you'll eventually be talking to. Sometimes the fastest possible way to check a box is not the best qualitative way to check that box. Food for thought.
 

JordanD

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I would also consider the merits of checking the box "as quickly and cheaply as possible", as some airlines may not care, but others will ask a lot of questions about your degree program. One legacy interview in particular I was asked quite a few questions about my BS from ERAU worldwide. Said Legacy is still trying to decide how they want to treat online degrees. You may pass an algorithm with the box checked, but in the interview if I was an interviewer I would probably ask how you managed to get a 4 year degree in 18 months while working full time and that might lead me to question whether said degree was really worth as much as the previous pilot I just talked to when they spent 4 years attending a place in person. Nobody may agree with me, but you don't have to convince me, convince the recruiter you'll eventually be talking to. Sometimes the fastest possible way to check a box is not the best qualitative way to check that box. Food for thought.
Not necessarily wrong but considering (IMO) it's not necessarily anything other than to weed out applicants I think it's kind of dumb. If they're expecting people to quit flying and go to school in person full time in or approaching their 30s, that's just delusional. So in other words "unless you had the money and actually went to college right out of high school for 4 years, we don't want you."
 

This is My Screen Name

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Yeah I'm a 45 year old man with a mortgage a full-time job at the airlines and a part time job with the Air Guard. Finishing a 4 year under those circumstances I'll be glad to face any interviewer. As far as quality that's why I'm at ERAU and I find the quality lacking. Accredited is accredited.
 

JordanD

Honorary Member
Yeah I'm a 45 year old man with a mortgage a full-time job at the airlines and a part time job with the Air Guard. Finishing a 4 year under those circumstances I'll be glad to face any interviewer. As far as quality that's why I'm at ERAU and I find the quality lacking. Accredited is accredited.
"Quality" isn't necessarily going to be improved by going to a brick and mortar school in person though. Plenty of crappy professors out there. Also not outside of the realm of possibility that someone could finish in 18 months by busting ass either. I've done a few weeks worth of schoolwork for classes in a couple days just out of boredom/motivation. No point in drawing it out if you absolutely don't have to, but I also don't see the problem in taking breathers from schooling now and then when you're working full time.
 

Autothrust Blue

"I’d make a suggestion but you won’t listen”
If I wasnt getting military rates I'd be pissed at what I was paying for
I’m paying full fare for Worldwide (you’re welcome) at the graduate level and it’s highly variable. Some professors are fantastically involved, and some are so detached I wonder if they even know they still have a job. This, of course, is the natural business reformer approach to private higher ed - adjuncts and taking student and government money, and printing dollar bills.

That said, the grad classes are all highly research driven and other than the occasional steer it doesn’t take much from them to get most of the work done.

I won’t speak for undergrad. Frankly you miss out on a lot with distance learning, but nobody around here (or sitting behind the table at whatever Air Lines) cares about pedagogy. Or learning. Check box, and proceed.
 

Autothrust Blue

"I’d make a suggestion but you won’t listen”
"Quality" isn't necessarily going to be improved by going to a brick and mortar school in person though. Plenty of crappy professors out there. Also not outside of the realm of possibility that someone could finish in 18 months by busting ass either. I've done a few weeks worth of schoolwork for classes in a couple days just out of boredom/motivation. No point in drawing it out if you absolutely don't have to, but I also don't see the problem in taking breathers from schooling now and then when you're working full time.
You won’t like what I have to say about this so I won’t say it, but there’s a bucket of reasons I strongly favor ensuring that everyone does something post-secondary other than working. Most of them don’t have anything to do with business-related outcomes.
 
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