Earning a degree is a big step and deciding if an online degree is right for you shouldn’t be a difficult part of the process. Below are frequently asked questions about the online learning experience, if you still have questions please call 888-5-RASMUSSEN.
Rasmussen College online students are just like typical college students. Some students are continuing on directly from high school, others are older students returning to college or starting college for the first time. Many online students have busy schedules which make it difficult to attend class on campus. Others simply live too far from a campus to commute to class, but still want to earn a degree from a regionally accredited college. The reasons students have for earning their degree online vary, but they all have one goal: to earn a respected degree that can help them advance their career.
Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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No, although some courses may have more than one assignment due date scheduled each week, you are not required to login at specific times each day. All students, however, are expected to stay on schedule with the course assignments and login multiple times each week. Some courses have group projects which will require the coordination of schedules among team members.
You will have an entire network of student support advisors to help you along the way. With 24/7 support services, including tutoring and technical assistance, Rasmussen College uses a combination of technology and social networking to offer all students personalized support aimed at degree completion, career advancement, and lifelong learning.
Rasmussen College offers 24/7 technical support, any time of the day or night, any day of the week, by helping with everything from retrieving a lost password to solving an Internet connection problem.
The online faculty at Rasmussen College specializes in online instruction. They bring real-world educational experiences to the classroom, providing students with the most current industry standards and practices.
Instructors are also readily available by phone or email to answer questions and provide direction. Many have scheduled online office hours so students can login and get help with assignments.
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Yes. Your materials are housed in an online platform for you to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you must have access to an Internet connection to complete your coursework.
Many courses still use traditional, hardcopy textbooks; however, many are moving towards using ebooks in their curriculum as well. Lessons are often also supplemented with recent articles from relevant trade journals and news sources, as well as multimedia files. At Rasmussen College, all textbooks and equipment needed to complete your coursework are included in the $150 course resource fee.
Meeting other online students at Rasmussen College is easy with our interactive classroom environment and discussion boards, our one-stop online student portal, as well as our Facebook® and Twitter pages.
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Yes. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. There is a financial aid program to suit almost every need, and our financial aid staff works to make the application process as easy to understand and as stress free as possible. They are available to help you identify scholarship opportunities, complete the required paperwork, and help ensure you receive the financial assistance for which you qualify.
Our career services advisors work with you to help find an internship or job that is right for you, regardless of your location. They help you to further develop the skills necessary to present yourself to potential employers in a professional manner, as well as help you build your resume, write a cover letter, and develop your portfolio.
Absolutely! Once you have completed your degree requirements, we invite you to attend a live graduation ceremony and walk across the stage. If you are unable to attend a ceremony, we also offer a virtual graduation to highlight the achievements of our students.
Your diploma will be issued by Rasmussen College and will in no way be differentiated from that of a student attending courses on campus.
Earning a college degree online from Rasmussen College is a great way to broaden your career opportunities without having to travel to campus at specific times to attend courses. Although you can choose when you’ll study, you must be motivated to learn and able to find time in your busy schedule to complete assignments prior to deadlines.
If you are interested in learning more about the online degrees offered by Rasmussen College, please complete our Information Request Form, and we will contact you shortly. To speak with a program manager today, please call 888-5-RASMUSSEN.