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"What is the average tuition cost for an online degree program in New York state?"
Submitted on: July 21, 2014 by Joshua
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The average tuition for an online degree program in New York state is $18,398.

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"I live in Canada. How can I enter a state? I need a province."
Submitted on: June 9, 2013
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If you are referring to the application form of a particular school, which you got to by clicking 'Request Information," you will need to find the email address or phone number of that school's admissions office, and direct the question to them. Some schools only accept online students from the U.S. because of paperwork issues, so that might be the case. If you are referring to the scholarships we offer, only U.S. residents are eligible to apply for those.

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"I have a bachelors degree but would like to earn a second bachelors in it and accounting. Will I have to retake general Ed courses I've already taken?"
Submitted on: June 5, 2013
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Different schools have different policies on this, but the likely answer is yes, you will have to retake at least one course outside your major. A second bachelor's degree is not common, and many schools do not allow students to get one, because a bachelor's degree is supposed to represent four years of broad, formative education, and that experience can't really be repeated. Obviously you've majored in something that isn't leading to the career you want, and you want an IT/accounting double major instead. You should look into master's degree programs as an alternative, since that is what the master's degree was designed for: two years of specialized study in a particular field, after your bachelor's. These programs in our directory offer master's degrees in IT, and these offer master's degrees in accounting.

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"Do these schools give credit for life or work experience?"
Submitted on: June 5, 2013
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Schools that give credit for life experience are usually diploma mills, which send degrees to anyone who pays for them. The school wants you to believe you have earned the degree, so it claims that your life experience qualified you. The schools on our site are accredited, and you will need to pass their courses, or transfer credits from already completed courses, in order to earn their degrees. Some accredited schools do allow job training you received outside of school to count for college credit. The University of Phoenix is one of these.

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"Do any of these schools have a vet tech program?"
Submitted on: June 3, 2013
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Yes, vet tech degrees are available from Penn Foster and Ashworth.

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"What courses do I need to take to become a pediatric nurse? "
Submitted on: May 31, 2013
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The exact courses differ from program to program, but will typically include pharmacology, physical assessment and childhood development courses. If you are starting from scratch, you should enroll in an RN program at your local community college to get your clinical hours (time spent working with patients hands-on in a clinical setting) out of the way, and then if you remain interested in studying online, there are many RN-to-BSN "bridge programs" that you can enroll in to get your bachelor's degree.

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"I am trying to start a college education, and would like to be a psychiatrist. Where do I start if I need to take online schooling as much as possible and I have only a GED?"
Submitted on: May 28, 2013
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The first thing you should do is apply to a regionally accredited college or university. Regionally accredited schools have their credits and degrees recognized by other schools, while schools that are only nationally accredited do not. This is important in your field, because you will need to go to graduate school after college if you want to be a psychiatrist. You need to earn a BA or BS in psychology while in college. Some schools that offer that degree are listed here. Of these, we recommend Arizona State University, because it is an established nonprofit university, and its admissions are selective: it lets in approximately 89% of its applicants, rather than nearly 100%, like many "open admissions" online schools. This will look better to graduate schools in the future. Just click "Request Information" under the ASU logo, and the school will walk you through its application process.

During college, you should decide whether you want to go to graduate school for a PsyD degree, which will focus on work with patients, or a PhD, which focuses more on research. Either of these degrees will take at least four years after college to attain. Currently, the psychiatry profession is still dealing with the rapid expansion of online learning, and online graduate-level psychiatry degrees are looked down on when it comes to being licensed to practice. The trend is toward acceptance of online degrees, however, so this will have changed somewhat by the time you graduate college. Ask your undergraduate psych professors which programs they recommend. Any graduate school you attend should set you up with internships, working with patients in a clinical setting, because you can't learn to do this from a computer at home, and the licensure boards know that. Good luck with your education and career path.

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"Where can I get a CNA certificate? "
Submitted on: May 23, 2013
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We have provided a page here that has a wealth of information on CNA programs and what is required.

You will also find up in thetop right side of the this page a blue box the has "View Schools Here". If you click this box you will find a list of 21 accredited schools for you to choose from that offer this program.

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"I live in North Carolina and I am seeking a BA in Counseling Domestic Violence women/adult and children counseling. What online school would you recommend?"
Submitted on: May 23, 2013
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Capella University, Liberty University Online and Walden University are just 3 schools from a list of 12 here on our site that offer degrees in counseling.

You can research the schools by going to this page and using the sidebar to refine your search by tuition rate, location and amny more options.

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"I would like to be a Social worker. I see these are a lot of jobs in this field. I do want a school that is online, and a school that is accredited. I don't want to put all the work into getting a degree, just for a place to say they don't accept my degree."
Submitted on: May 21, 2013
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We understand this concern. The best way to have all your bases covered is to study social work by distance learning through a regionally accredited, nonprofit university that also has a physical campus. That way, you will avoid some of the 'online school' stigma. These programs are most common at the master's degree level, such as the one offered by Virginia Commonwealth University. However, you can find BSW (bachelor's of social work) distance learning programs as well, like the ones through CSU San Bernardino or Appalachian State University.

Since these programs are through state universities, they will be selective. You will need to apply at a particular time and compete against other applicants. However, when it comes time to compete against other job applicants for a social work position, a degree from a state university will look better than a degree from the University of Phoenix.

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