As more and more schools bring the classroom to the student through the mail, on video, and via the Internet, the need for an accurate, up-to-date, and technically savvy resource is more crucial than ever. Today it'¬?s not only possible, it'¬?s usually faster, definitely cheaper, and sometimes even better to earn a degree-bachelor'¬?s, master'¬?s, or doctorate off campus. But how to decide which school or program is best? In this revised and updated tenth edition of the BEARS'¬? GUIDE TO COLLEGE DEGREES BY MAIL & INTERNET, distance-education experts John and Mariah Bear have negotiated the minefield of nontraditional education and examined literally thousands of schools. In this comprehensive and respected guide, you'¬?ll find the 100 best programs to serve the needs of virtually every student, from the middle manager trying to advance a stalled career to the stay-at-home mom or empty-nester returning to the work force.Walks the reader through the academic labyrinth of degree requirements, transcripts, scholarships, accreditation, equivalency exams, credentials, diplomas, degree mills, and more.Highlights the 100 best schools and provides resources for students with specialized needs.John and Mariah Bear are widely considered the leading experts in the field and have helped millions to achieve their lifelong goals.
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About the Author
JOHN BEAR, Ph.D., lives in El Cerrito, California, where he is a distance-education consultant, serves as an expert witness for the FBI, and appears on national media such as NPR.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was useful in BEGINNING a search of schools which would provide the education I was seeking via the internet. I had to do lengthy and extensive follow-up/research based on the information provided in this text. One word of caution, an offer is made for 'consulting services' (for a fee) to assist the reader with their search. I was most dissapointed by this service. The information provided was not individualized based on my responses to their questionnaire and request for further assistance (as was offered) was ignored.