Need help deciding which post-secondary school I should go to
Looking for help trying to decide if Athabasca University is the right fit for me or if it is even worth getting a degree/diploma through them.
I am a mature student (37) just finishing my upgrading for my high school diploma. Any younger people that read this, when people say stay in school and get your diploma LISTEN TO THEM! I have spent close to $3000.00 already just so I can finally say I am a high school graduate. You may say I don’t need a diploma it’s only a piece of paper or you just plain don’t care, believe me when I say you will regret it later in life. I didn’t think I would either but wow, was I wrong, and the longer you wait the harder it is to do.
Anyway, I have been looking at Grant MacEwan, NAIT, and Athabasca University. For GM and NAIT I will still have to do a couple more upgrading courses and AU I don’t which is a huge plus. However, my main concern is , even though I know AU is an accredited university in both Canada and the States, do their degrees/diplomas hold the same weight with potential employers as other universities due to them being an online university as opposed to a brick and mortar. AU really appeals to me because it is a totally online format that you can do at your own pace even though I think it may be a bit more expensive and it also fits my needs better as I may be moving provinces in the next year.
I just don’t want to waste more time and money (I’m definitely not getting any younger) on a university degree that I won’t get the value from because employers see it as not up to standards or something like that.