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5 College Junior

Online Courses: I can do my workload on my time and it helps me have better time management skills.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: i don't take online classes

4 College Junior

Online Courses: easy to sign up and move throughout.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I love the flexibility that online courses offer. I can complete my assignments when I have free time as long I meet the deadlines, which are very reasonable. There is also a high level of interaction between students.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: My experience is much better online than a traditional classroom. I don't have to worry about traffic and getting to class on time. I have the flexibility to take my time and not have to worry about dealing with other classmates questions. Doing homework on my time.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 70th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 306th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 372nd
    Best Tech Support

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Phyllis Fusco
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Students can earn their associate, Bachelor's, or Master's degree entirely online at Post University. The school offers online degrees and professional certificates in accounting, biology, business administration, child studies, computer informational systems, criminal justice, legal studies, management for registered nurses, and sport management. Online students say  that the convenience and flexibility of the virtual classroom is what makes continuing education possible for many working professionals with family committments. Discipline is the key to success in this type of learning environment. One negative aspect of the online class format is the lack of face-to-face interaction with the instructor, which helps some students to better understand the materials.

Facts & Statistics

Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online class lecture is usually a condensed version of the chapter's key points and can include a PowerPoint presentation or other related links. The group interaction in the online class entails a discussion assignment that typically has a mid-week deadline. Actively participating in the discussion board is a requirement for all of the online classes offered at Post University. Each online class has one or two weekly discussion questions that students must post answers to in the online forum. In addition to posting an answer to each discussion question, students are typically required to respond to at least two other discussion posts. The discussion assignment equates to a portion of the final grade so it is very important to complete in its entirety.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
The online workload at Post University is very challenging as the curriculum is condensed to eight-week modules. A midterm exam or research project, as well as a final exam and a final research paper, are the usual requirements for each online class. Online students access their courses via Blackboard. Tech support is readily available to assist each student if the need arises.
Did You Know?
Online students say that they develop an excellent foundation in research writing abilities though Post University's writing across the curriculum.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 55 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 61 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 9% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 2% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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