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Comment No, they are not necessarily a black mark (Score 2, Informative) 5

While some employers will look down upon an online, or distance degree, many do not. Someone who is experienced at hiring will understand that someone who obtains a degree from a reputable distance learning school has very valuable life skills, such as time management, prioritizing tasks, and really wishes to be a lifelong learner. When I hire, I do look at this and realize that this person is most likely going to be an asset to my organization! The biggest challenge is finding an distance learning school which is reputable in your industry. I cannot comment on University of Phoenix as I am not familiar with them. I am very familiar with Athabasca University here in Canada which does have an excellent reputation, has a brick and mortar campus, and is partnered with many Universities to deliver educational programming. Their credits transfer very easily to other Canadian universities. Ease of credit transfer (read: acceptance!) is very likely your best judge of school credibility! I hope that this helps!

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Are Online Degrees a CV Black Mark? 5

Is_907 writes: I'm currently finishing my B.A. in English long distance. I was offered a great job but lacked one class and the chair of my department was kind enough to let me finish the course online.
Now I realize that my job is horrible, my boss is quite dishonest with employees and clients, and the job is far less I.T.-related than I was led to believe.
So, I don't have time to go back and finish that Computer Science or Software Engineering degree I started but am considering online degrees.
Will I be considered an inferior candidate if I go with the University of Phoenix or some other, seemingly reputable, online degree program? Will I still be able to land that sweet job I want with _______ company or will they trash my resume when they find out the degree was received for online work?
I want to know these answers up front--before I waste time and money on them.

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