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Online vs Correspondence


Online vs Correspondence
« on: December 03, 2011, 10:14:58 AM »
There are perks and cons to each. Let's discuss those and see what people tend to prefer and why.

When it comes to fed loans I saw the following on Tafts website. I thought it was if it was DETC accredited or not as a factor, but I guess online is treated better than correspondence as far as fed loans go (for whatever reason)

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Re: Online vs Correspondence
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 07:32:18 AM »
Unless there is a major cost differential that makes a difference, the online courses with an instructor are going to be better than correspondence. I did the correspondence route because there was no online 25 years ago. But in my opinion a successful correspondence student will need familiarity with the legal field or courts and proven ability to memorize law outlines, statutes, Blacks Dictionary and nutshells by sheer force of will or they will likely wash out quicky.