Online Colleges for Continuing Your Child’s Homeschool Education:
If your child is ready to go to college, online colleges can be easier to manage for students with Specific Learning Disabilities.
I’d recommend also checking out the current edition of K&W Guide Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities. The book can help you find disabilities friendly Online Colleges (Click on book cover to the right).
Attending one of the ‘disability friendly’ online colleges, particularly for the first two years of required degree basics, can make the difference between success, frustration, or even failure.
Attending a small, friendly online college can help familiarize your child with the demands of college. The online colleges can ease your child into college without overwhelming him with a whole new, independent lifestyle.
You might also want to check out College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience to help your child understand the challenges he’ll face. Then you can help your child plan for a successful college experience. These two books are great resources in formulating a plan for your child’s college path.
If your child wants to attend an online college while living at home, it is possible to attend one of the MANY Online Colleges. Some of the Online Colleges have been around for a decade or more. Like Virtual High Schools, established, traditional universities are offering online degree programs too.
IF you are looking for dual enrollment programs, be SURE to consider the Virtual High School options offered BY COLLEGES too. Not all of the programs on the virtual high schools page are college-based programs, but those that are offered by colleges are some of the FRIENDLIEST towards homeschoolers who want to take dual enrollment courses.
Some degree major programs are easier to find online than others. You’ll have to research based upon your child’s college degree interests. To check out scholarships for college, you might also be interested in An Ultimate Guide to Scholarships, particularly paying attention to scholarships for students with disabilities.
Please note: By using this website and the listing below in any manner, you accept all responsibility whatsoever for your child’s educational outcomes. You agree to hold Learning Abled Kids and its owners harmless in every regard. The listing below is strictly an informational service, not a specific recommendation for any Online Colleges program.
The following are full Online Colleges, generally held to be reputable. However, YOU are solely responsible for researching all aspects of the program you choose and you accept all liability whatsoever.
Listing of Online Colleges
This listing includes full four-year, two-year, and a few career schools. The list below is solely a list of “fully” Online Colleges. MANY traditional colleges now offer online programs. For whatever major your child is considering, be sure to search for additional Online Colleges.
- Abraham Lincoln University, Los Angeles, California.
- Allied American University, Laguna Hills, California.
- American Business and Technology University, St Joseph, Missouri.
- American College of Healthcare Sciences, Portland, Oregon.
- American InterContinental University-Online, Schaumburg, Illinois.
- American Public University System, Charles Town, West Virginia.
- Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division, Phoenix, Arizona.
- Aspen University, Denver, Colorado.
- Azusa Pacific Online University, Glendora, California.
- Bryant & Stratton College-Online, Orchard Park, New York.
- California InterContinental University, Diamond Bar, California.
- Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Charter Oak State College, New Britain, Connecticut.
- City Vision College, Kansas City, Missouri.
- Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, Colorado.
- Colorado Technical University-Online, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- Daymar College-Online, Louisville, Kentucky.
- Excelsior College, Albany, New York.
- Florida Institute of Technology-Online, Melbourne, Florida.
- Grantham University, Kansas City, Missouri.
- International Academy of Design and Technology-Online, Tampa, Florida.
- Johnson & Wales University-Online, Providence, Rhode Island.
- Jones International University, Centennial, Colorado.
- Midwives College of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- National Paralegal College, Phoenix, Arizona.
- New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona.
- Ottawa University-Online, Ottawa, Kansas.
- Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, University Park, Pennsylvania.
- Remington College-Heathrow Campus, Heathrow, Florida.
- Sessions College for Professional Design, Tempe, Arizona.
- Shiloh University, Kalona, Iowa.
- South University–Savannah Online, Savannah, Georgia.
- Taft University System, Santa Ana, California.
- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Trident University International, Cypress, California.
- University of Phoenix, multiple locations.
- Vista College-Online, Clearfield, Utah./li>
- Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah.
There are four year degree and two-year technical schools on this list. The two year schools are generally easier to get into than four-year schools. Some of the two-year classes may transfer to a four-year college, but check out the four-year college rules to be sure.
Your child may also want to learn a trade or skill. There are a few specialized trade schools on the list. If your child wants a career that can be taught online, then going through an online college program has a lot of advantages. There are no residency expenses if your child lives at home. You can help your child with planning and scheduling of assignments.
Completing the first year of two in an online college program can help a student adjust to college more easily. If your child is going to complete one or two years online, then transfer to a face-to-face program, be sure to double and triple check if the credits will transfer to the next college.