What are Disadvantages of Each?
For those looking to venture off to school on campus, there are many disadvantages that come about. First and foremost, unless you live on campus, you will need to drive there each day. That extra gas expense can lead to having to work full time on top of a full time academic schedule, which could be too much for some to handle. On the flip side, at least when the weather is bad, you won’t need to drive to school if officials decide to cancel classes. For those students taking online classes, there is no campus for anyone to drive to, so if the weather is bad, you still need to complete your work.
Another difficulty for those taking classes on campus is the need to keep up with the class. For those who don’t learn as quickly as others, you will need to pick up the pace to keep up with the progress and that could set you back further.
The biggest disadvantage of going to school online is you won’t be able to make those same connections with your peers that you can in person. College friendships are meant to last a lifetime, but it is difficult to make those connections through email.
How to Judge What is Best For You?
When the time comes to decide what class is better for you, you need to look at yourself and your own personality. If you are an outgoing person that doesn’t have a full time job, you might as well go to school on campus and create lasting friendships. If you work 60 hours a week and aren’t as worried about making those connections, online classes are your best bet. Either decision you make, be sure you enjoy what you are doing.
I hope this article will help at least someone to decide what is best for him or her. Tell me know in the comments section what works for you or if you are currently studying, what did you choose, online classes or on campus, and why. Thank you.