Are out-of-school online courses on a specific subject helpful for college admission? As an example, my daughter would like to take some online courses in physics and foreign languages. Are credits on such courses considered for admission by colleges? Are there any online institutions which are more likely to be valuable than others?
Excellent questions! Yes, starting college courses online and completing them successfully should be favorably looked upon by admissions representatives. If you are in the U.S., many high schools have dual credit programs, meaning your daughter may be able to earn both high school and college credit with the same course. Also, there are some unethical online schools, so do check them out carefully. It’s best to stick with the universities that have been in business longer and that hold accreditation. Finally, you may also want to start your daughter online at the school she plans to attend for her future degree.