April 30, 2018 at 8:48 am #1780201rj1984Participant
I still need a few more classes. I took an online class through UNA and you get what you pay for – some of the material was outdated and some of it was just plain incorrect. I was very unimpressed with the lack of customer service from APU the several times I phoned or emailed. And I decided against Southern New Hampshire University since they hire professors who think Australia isn't a country (google it). So I guess I'll have to shell out a little more $ to find online classes that I'll actually learn from and will look good on the resume.
Any recommendations? I'm still on a budget but cheapest doesn't mean best. Priorities are:
– Ease of registering – minimal paperwork & hoops to jump through
– Easily accessible information online – class schedule, syllabus, textbook, instructor contact info, etc
– Competent instructors who answer questions and grade papers in a reasonable time
– Variety of accounting and finance classes to choose from
– Papers instead of exams would be better, or minimal exams, as the local library charges $50 to proctor each exam
– no software to download
– use real textbooks rather than notes to print out (I hated that when I took the UNA course)
– and yes, it's not #1 priority any more but still important – low tuition cost
Thank youApril 30, 2018 at 9:16 am #1780225aaronmoParticipant
I was happy with my Thomas Edison State University Audit course…though the prof I had worked us. I was definitely well prepped for the exam and Becker.May 3, 2018 at 9:38 am #1784386rj1984Participant
I just found this:May 4, 2018 at 9:16 am #1785169Me.Participant
I am taking the ethics requirement for California right now through UCLA extension and the class I am taking is taught by a retired CPA, his class is well put together, has a traditional text book, is 10 weeks long. It is a lot of work but you will learn from it. If you pay 30 days in advance you will get 10% discount making it just under $700. I am already a CPA in another state and need this for licensing purposes and I have a Masters already but I would not hesitate to take additional classes at UCLA.May 4, 2018 at 9:22 am #1785178John GParticipant
Penn Foster doesn't appear to be regionally accredited. Very important – check for regional accreditation with US Department of Education. Some states don't accept non-regionally accredited coursework. They are only DEAC accredited.