Table of contents:
- 1. It is easier to apply for part-time form than for full-time
- 2. Distance learning is cheaper than full-time
- 3. You can enroll in another city, but not move there
- 4. Study is easier to combine with work
- 5. The employer does not care whether you studied full-time or not
- 6. It's a way to build responsibility and discipline
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
There are many myths about distance learning. For example, they say that normal knowledge is not given there, and employers are skeptical of correspondence students. It's actually not that bad at all.
1. It is easier to apply for part-time form than for full-time
Remember that you have several options to choose from: applications can be submitted to five universities in three specialties in each. If you understand that you can hardly qualify for a budget place based on the results of the exam, try to send documents to the correspondence form as a safety net. The passing scores there are usually lower, and the competition is not so severe, so it will be easier to enter.
Another plus of distance learning - as a rule, the deadline for accepting documents here lasts longer. This year, you can apply for full-time and part-time forms until August 18, and universities set the deadlines for accepting applications for correspondence courses on their own - you can find this information on the university website.
2. Distance learning is cheaper than full-time
Some applicants prefer not to wind their nerves because of budget receipts and immediately focus on paid. Prices are different in different cities, but, for example, in Moscow, for a year of full-time study at a state university, you will have to pay about 100,000 rubles - as a result, about half a million comes up. One part-time job after couples is not enough to pay off, so for this time the family of the future student will have to tighten their belts.
The cost of part-time studies is usually significantly lower - sometimes it is two to three times less than full-time studies. If you find a job, you can pay for the education yourself and not ask your parents for money. At the same time, the attitude to education will be more serious: when you give money you earned for your studies, it will be sad to fly out because you failed the exam. And you can also study the offers of banks for educational loans - from some you can borrow money on attractive terms, even for full-time or part-time studies.
3. You can enroll in another city, but not move there
Correspondence form is a great option if you dream of a diploma from a prestigious university, but there are no opportunities for relocation. Even for those on a budget, studying away from home becomes quite a costly undertaking. If you don't want to share a dorm room with fellow students, you will have to rent a house, which means you need to look for a part-time job. As a result, there is practically no time left for study, academic performance suffers, and what is the profit is not very clear.
Part-time students need to appear at the university only during exams, they are here twice a year, as well as full-time. You will also have to rent a house, but the session is not the whole academic year, so it will still be cheaper. If the money is back to back, you can find out in advance whether there are free places in the university dormitory, for correspondence students they are also supposed to be at the time of certification.
4. Study is easier to combine with work
In fairness, this is possible in full-time, but there are limitations. It is unlikely that it will be possible to get a full-time job - after all, at least for the sake of decency, sometimes you have to appear at the university. Most likely, you will have to work after school, but sooner or later the question will arise, which is more important - to finally get some sleep or get up to the first couple. It is rare for a teacher to be glad that students skip lectures and seminars because of work, so during the session you will be reminded of this more than once. Often, conservative teachers and the dean's office that joined them believe that full-time studies are incompatible with work, and those who decide to combine them must make a choice.
It's easier with a little bit. You can work and independently master the curriculum at a convenient pace, and you will have to fully immerse yourself in student life only twice a year. By the way, the employer is obliged to give the correspondence employee additional leave during the session: 40 days in the first and second year and 50 days starting from the third year. A pleasant bonus - during the vacation, the employee retains the average earnings. And if the university is located in another city, once a year you can also be paid for a trip to the session and back.
5. The employer does not care whether you studied full-time or not
The stories that it is more difficult for correspondence students to get a job have little to do with reality. In fact, the form of study in the supplement to the diploma is indicated in agreement with the graduate, and the employer is more important than the length of service, and not the number of hours that you spent at lectures and seminars.
Some are not even interested in whether the applicant has, in principle, a diploma, the main thing is real experience. There will be no problems with him: while full-time students pore over textbooks and undergo practical training for the sake of a tick, correspondence students may not be limited to occasional part-time jobs and get a full-time job. By the end of their studies, they will have a diploma and 4 to 5 years of experience.
6. It's a way to build responsibility and discipline
At school, teachers could do their best to pull you to the four in the certificate, but at the university do not expect such loyalty. The teacher will not follow the students' tail and beg them to retake the test. Lost in school - well, goodbye.
During part-time studies, you will have to master most of the material on your own - perhaps this is where the myth grows about the dubious quality of education. In fact, the curriculum for full-time and part-time students usually does not differ in the set of disciplines, the difference is only in the number of hours allocated for the subject. It all depends entirely on you: if you postpone your studies until the last, there is a great risk of saying goodbye to the university. But diligent students have nothing to fear: they will master the program, even if the teacher does not stand above his heart.