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Q&A: What Is an Associate Degree?

Question: What is an associate degree?

Q&A: What Is an Academic Advisor?

Question: What is an academic advisor and do all schools have them?

Q&A: Who Designs the Curriculum for Online Courses?

Question: How much course content is developed by online teachers themselves?

Q&A: Holidays, Breaks and Time Off

Question: Will I have any time off while taking online classes?

Q&A: Can Other Online Students See My Personal Information?

Question: How much information is available about students in an online classroom? I don't want other students knowing my personal information.

Q&A: How to Give Effective Peer Feedback

Question: What are your recommendations for providing partner feedback?

Q&A: What Is a Cohort?

Question: What is a cohort?

Q&A: What Is Accreditation?

Question: Should I choose an online school if it's not accredited? What does accreditation mean?

Q&A: How Do Professors Choose Teams for Online Group Assignments?

Question: How do professors pick teams in online classes? I get the feeling I'm being paired with an unmotivated learner to help facilitate scaffolding in her learning process. This makes it really hard on me. Any advice?

Q&A: How Do Online Schools Handle Misconduct?

Question: What type of student accountability happens online? For example, is there a discipline process and how does it work?