Distance education courses offer increased flexibility allowing you to balance family, work and school. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before registering for an online course.
Online courses are as rigorous as face-to-face courses and contain the same material. The courses are not self-paced; classes begin and end on the same schedule as regular campus classes and assignments/exams are due on specific days. Transcripts do not note a difference in the delivery mode of the course at BU.
A distance learner is someone who:
Can work independently
Has the time to commit to study
Takes advantage of the resources and services available