As we grow older, our schedules become busier and busier. I honestly can’t imagine trying to find the time to travel to and from a college campus to attend classes, even if it were just one. I give major props to those that do this while working, taking care of a home, etc. For me though, when I was able to experience taking an online college course from The American Women’s College, it made me very aware that today’s busy woman has so many more options available to her! In partnership with The American Women’s College, let’s talk a little bit more about online degree programs for women.
The American Women’s College, or TAWC for short, allows women to take in-person classes at their campus location or attend 100% online in one of their 28 undergraduate degree programs!
You have due dates of course, but the coursework can fit into your schedule however you need it to. For someone like me who works from home, I would build in time during the day as well as after the kids have gone to bed. That still leaves plenty of time for housework, volunteering, sports practices, grocery shopping, etc.
Another option that helps women achieve their educational goals is that TAWC offers 6-week accelerated classes. This means you earn your degree faster. Whether you’re going “just for fun,” to learn something new, or are going to obtain a degree to further your career, you can get there faster.
As a busy mom, have you ever considered going back to school? Is it something you’ve considered but never really thought it would work for you? I’ve had the same concerns, the same questions. The only true way to know for sure is to reach out to an advisor or speak with others who have gone back to school.
Find out how they handled things like time management and how to afford the cost of online college courses. Make a list of all of your questions and concerns and start to get answers for each one. TAWC advisors are a great resource to start with, especially if you are ready to get enrolled but aren’t sure what the best path is for you.
If you want to learn more about my experience from when I took an online college course at TAWC, check out my posts here!
Great questions you can ask about online college courses
- Are there a lot of research projects to complete?
- Do I have to take a certain number of courses each session?
- Are there scholarships and financial aid available for online degree programs?
- Do I have to purchase textbooks?
- What happens if I decide I really just can’t complete my course requirements?
- Is there a way to connect with others taking the same courses as me?
- Is there a graduation ceremony I can attend?
- Do I have to enroll in a degree program or can I try a few courses in different areas?