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Online Class (at a Top Ten) or in Person Class (at Unknown) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 04:12
Hey guys

First, I'd like to say that this forum is awesome! It has been insanely helpful so far. (This is my first post.)

I have a question: What would look more favorable to admissions committees, taking a class online from a top ten or taking an in person class from an unknown (very unknown small college)?

I want to start building an alternative resume and take a Calculus and also a Statistics course. It has been very hard to find classes that fit my schedule as I usually get out of work by 7:30 the latest and most classes start at 6:30. I finally found a local college that has these courses on the weekends, but I also came across a top ten that offers them online and I was wondering if admissions committees look down on online classes. (I definitely would prefer the online courses because that would free me up to focus on other areas of my application.)

Thank you for any and all advice.
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Re: Online Class (at a Top Ten) or in Person Class (at Unknown) [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2011, 05:48
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Hello mafcMOTK, thanks for your question.

It’s a judgment call, of course, and I wanted to preface my answer by saying that I am not even sure that there is one definitive right answer that applies to every program.

That said, I think top programs would like to see some recognizable brands in your application, I would think they’d feel comfortable seeing some of those names. Of course, that doesn’t mean taking an in-person class at an unknown school is necessarily a bad choice – especially if you learn better (and get better grades) in person.

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Re: Online Class (at a Top Ten) or in Person Class (at Unknown) [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 09:49
Thanks for the reply! I was feeling the same thing about the Brands. Besides I've taken an online course already and I find that I learn better with them.

Thanks again!
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Re: Online Class (at a Top Ten) or in Person Class (at Unknown) [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2011, 20:44
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No problem, mafcMOTK. Let me know if you have further questions.

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