My name is Jeremy Carden, and I am a student at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. When it came to deciding why I should become a traditional student instead of an online one, the answer was simple: I could experience more things and meet new people if I moved to a college campus. There were many things I had to adjust to while making the transition between being an online student to becoming a residential student, but the end result was worth it.
Here are 5 helpful tips for students making that transition:
1. Make sure you keep in contact with your academic adviser and set your course schedule wisely. Being on campus means you can visit your adviser’s office for face-to-face meetings to see firsthand whether or not you are on the right track as opposed to over-the-phone or email conversations.
2. There is nothing wrong with taking online courses while on campus. It helps you keep a sense of independence while also helping you finish a course much faster. Sometimes you cannot afford to take five residential classes due to time being split between a job, friends, and doing homework for other classes. Most online courses are only 8 weeks long as opposed to 16 weeks like a residential course.