Challenge Yourself with an Online Education

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Online college degree programs offer the flexibility you won’t find in a traditional brick-and-mortar university setting, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. On the contrary, earning your college degree through an online university requires discipline, solid time management skills, and a commitment to your goals.

Family Support

Earning your university degree online may require the support of your family. Discuss with your spouse and children how important it is for you to achieve your goal. Ask them to help with household chores. Make a daily list of chores and assign the chores to members of the family. You don’t have to do it all yourself.

A Time and Place for Learning

To help stay disciplined and complete your assignments, establish a schedule of study times. Of course, you may stray from this schedule in the case of family or work emergencies or unique opportunities — that’s the benefit of an online degree program. But let family members know this is your study time and that you take it seriously.

Create an office — preferably with a door that shuts — where you can focus on your studies. Invest in a good office chair for comfort, and a reliable computer that will permit you to complete your online studies without interruption.

A School That Understands

Most importantly, research online college degree programs until you find one that will offer the flexibility your busy life demands and that is uniquely tailored to fit the needs of working adults.