Pros and Cons 2017-07-28T10:40:58+00:00

Non-Degree vs. Degree Pros and Cons

Non-Degree Seeking (Non-Credit) Option

PRO:

  • Fast, inexpensive way to study for industry-based certifications
  • Inexpensive way to take courses for fun or for professional development
  • No harm to GPA or college record if you do not pass
  • Easy and fast admission.  Classes start the Monday after you enroll
  • Take only the courses in which you are interested

CON:

  • Credit earned is not applicable towards a degree, unless you are officially admitted to the university and become a degree-seeking student.

Degree-Seeking (Credit) Option

PRO:

  • Low cost
  • Earn your degree at your own pace, not bound by the traditional semester schedule
  • Diploma will look the same as if you had taken traditional courses
  • Can begin courses immediately, while your acceptance to the university is pending

CON:

  • Pass/fail, which means you will not earn a GPA.  Graduate programs may require a certain grade point average as part of admission requirements.
  • Must be admitted to university to be eligible to earn official credit; must meet standard admission requirements
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