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Embry Riddle Online Degree

BradG

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Anyone done the ERAU online degree? I'm considering it so that i can instruct full time, and still have a "regular" job to pay for everything. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. They will give me 30+ credits for having my MEI, which i will have pretty soon. Any comments, suggestions?
 

JBHewlett

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Hey Brad

Go over to the BS degree thread. There are alot of pros and cons about the ERAU degree there. Looks like a pretty good deal though, just expensive.

Again congrats on your CFI, I envy you.

J.
 

falcondriver

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I agree. The program is good but expensive. I've got 3 classes left and I'm done with my B.S.
FD
 

shamrock

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How much is it per credit? All the info they sent me is buried somewhere and I don't remember.

I can't afford to even think about doing anything for another 6 months (2nd year pay! Yippee!) but I was just curious.
 

JetProp

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I will finish my ProAero degree this Dec. Overall, it's a good program. I think I've learned a lot. You do have to work hard, though and it costs about $550.00 per class now. I have no regrets. Good luck.
 

kamikaize

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I'm currently taking classes at ERAU's extended campus in orlando,fl. I'm taking 3 classes.The classes arent too bad. I pay $453 per class and go to school 3 days a week for 9 weeks. I havent taken any of their distance learning classes online yet but am gonna soon. Has anyone taken any of the classes online yet?
They also gave me 39 credits for my ratings and previous experience.
 

Chunk

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ERAU distance ed

I started the program when I was in Japan, so every class was via the web....

Like anything else, you take the good with the bad. There is a lot of repetition....if I have to read about the Kelly Act or the Air Commerce Act again, I'm gonna hurl....

I wish they offered more aviation classes....I'm going to ERAU to round out my education, but I want to learn advanced aviation stuff as well....long range nav, advanced aero, etc. etc. Not offered at the extended campus, unfortunately.

Overall, good program. I have the best advisor....she keeps the Riddle Runaround to a minimum.

Best of luck....

Chunk <----might be incoherent....still asleep
 

chperplt

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Are you guys sure about those prices? I finished my Masters on-line through ERAU distance learning 6 months ago.. I was only paying $245 per credit hour for online classes.
 

BradG

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What do the airlines/employers think of the Online Degrees? Has anyone gone thru Start to Finish? (ie. No prev. college)
 
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skydiverdriver

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Why would you want to spend so much money on ERAU when there are much less expensive programs around? I went to Excelsior (see excelsior.edu) and spent about 10% of what ERAU would have cost. They don't have aviation degrees, and you don't get much credit for your ratings, but the credits you will get will be so much easier to obtain, that it's still easier and faster in the long run. Also, check out Thomas Edison, another good school that offers off campus degrees.

I think the best thing about going to Riddle is the contacts you make while you are there, which is totally gone with an online degree. I think you will have a much better experience with someone else. Good luck to you.
 

j41driver

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ERAU Online is much less expensive than the actual campus. Something around $155/credit online vs. about $550+/credit for the campus.
 

gundriver

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I'm not sure how you guys are getting such a great deal on the classes. I've been taking online classes for 2 years through ERAU and paid the exact amount per credit hour in a stinky tent in Bosnia as I would have if I were in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida.

That being said;

The program has been great. I received credit for military flight training, civilian ratings and prior college courses. All in all I only needed 30 hours of residency to complete the undergrad degree. I definately recommend it.
 
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dogg

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Make sure that you check out the online program you are looking at. Ask them if it is a portfolio degree, ie no classes just paperwork and money. None of the airlines currently hiring will accept a portfolio degree. They want to see grade transcripts and class room hours wether they are online or self study. Humpty Diddle School For Airplanes is a legitimant degree program.
 

viper548

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BradG said:
What do the airlines/employers think of the Online Degrees? Has anyone gone thru Start to Finish? (ie. No prev. college)

I did my degree through UVSC. I had one class transfer from my local junior college plus I got some credit from being in the air force. I was not asked about my degree in my interview with skywest nor my interview to fly in the Air Force.
 

Diesel

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hey chunk where you in aviation law class? I just finished up. the final sucked salty balls.

I'm taking about 2-3 clases a time to finish up.

I have to admit that ERAU wants the money but no real support. i call my advisor and say what class do i need next? I had to fill out a form and wait 45 days to have a rundown of classes that i needed. It's kind of a pain.
 

Diesel

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anybody know of a really easy online college that is acredited.

I don't need a preaching to just a degree that is a real one.

i've heard of webster college. Anybody else?
 

Diesel

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how are they?

just checked no online classes
 
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