Should I go to Athabasca University?
I looked at Athabasca University and it seems like a potential university for me.I read the transfer credits guide at my program here:
And it looks like I would only have to do 2 years of undergrad to get a bachelor's degree. At this university, I could potentially receive 72 out of 120 credits towards the degree with my advanced diploma I will earn by next year!
What also is appealing to me about Athabasca University is that it's distance learning. So while I still I have to manage my time, I don't have to conform to strict deadlines. My procrastination prevent skills are getting better, so I'm not one to always leave things last minute. And I can have a job (perhaps full-time?) while I'm studying.
I know it's accredited and it's a public university (i.e. no scams like UoP and DeVry). My only concern is if a bachelor's degree at Athabasca University will get me into graduate school.
So my questions are:
1) Will a bachelor's degree at AU get me into grad school? If I decide to study at AU, I will take Professional Arts:
I've heard of BA (Bachelor of Arts), Bachelor of Science (BS), and even Bcomm but I've never heard of Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA). While I'm not looking for my bachelor's degree to land me the career I want, it's making me skeptical about getting accepted into grad school. Will a degree at AU hold the same weight as any other university?
2) Is it better for me to attend an ordinary university in my city (Toronto), that will give me advanced standing?
I have other options to transfer to a university with some advanced standing. I checked Guelph-Humber’s media communications program:
And University of Ontario Institute of Technology program:
https://connect.uoit.ca/uoit/program.do ... gramID=232
The reason why I'm steering towards Athabasca University is because I'll get the most value out of my college education and the most advanced standing of all the universities I've seen so far. I would get 72 credits regardless of my cGPA (I think?), compared to a CONDITIONAL 2 years advanced standing from other universities. And also because of the fact I may be moving out of Toronto soon, that I'd want to choose an online university so I don't have to worry about staying in one place.
However, I could be wrong about this. Since I have the opportunity to attend a local university, would it be better or the same?