Online Education 101: Offers Three Tools to Help Prospective Students Evaluate Schools

Guides include tips on finding an accredited online college, how to choose the right school and questions to ask before enrolling

Hoboken, NJ, September 01, 2011 --( today announced the availability of three resources for prospective students evaluating and choosing online colleges. created the guides to help prospective students sort through their educational options. The guides include information on identifying accredited online schools, questions to ask before enrolling and finding the right school for their learning style and career goals.

The guides encourage prospective students to first consider what online degree program fits their career goal. Finding the right fit will help students narrow down their search because not all colleges and universities offer all majors. Or, in some cases, like that of a professional field such as teaching, a program may not be approved by the state, which may make the student unemployable in the field. When a prospective student reaches the phase of researching and evaluating schools, the following guides can be used as resources:

The ABC’s of Accreditation Guide – This guide provides information on what accreditation means, the different types of accreditation, how schools receive accreditation and how to determine the accreditation level of a potential school.

How Do I Choose a School That’s Right for Me Guide – Several factors should be considered when evaluating a school. This guide from will help prospective students identify what components are most critical to their search, such as school reputation, available student support services and alignment to career goals.

Questions to Ask Before I Enroll Guide – Included in this guide are critical questions every prospective student should ask before enrolling. Questions include those about accreditation, financial aid, tuition and fees, faculty and specific questions of their degree of interest.

Additionally, the Guide to Online Education offers a robust series of articles designed to help prospective students educate themselves about online learning. Prospective students seeking information about accredited online schools and degree programs should visit

Since 1999, has been successfully connecting prospective students interested in online degree, certification and training programs with a wide selection of accredited online colleges. offers a powerful search engine that indexes thousands of program offerings online, as well as a variety of educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. offers schools seeking prospective students a low-cost, performance-based method to gain national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs.

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group
(303) 433-7020

Lindsey Mikal