Online degrees are flexible. One of the benefits quoted by most distance learning and online degree students as the main reason for their choice was the great flexibility in their online study. Contrary to face-to-face studies, online degree programs allow you to:
Choose the hours you dedicate to study and alter them as necessary.
Create lesson schedules that would be impossible at a face-to-face education program, including late-night or Sunday options.
Choose the methodology of study among a variety of options and under your instructor's supervision.
Choose the order of subjects and credits to be earned.
Choose the ways and timing for your evaluation to be conducted.
If there are exams or other live evaluations, choose among a few timetable options the one that adjusts better to your work or other obligations.
Choose your instructor or study guide among a variety of qualified professors.
Pause and resume your study according to your needs and priorities without losing credits or being left behind.
Choose your study-mates (and the fellow students to exchange information and papers with) among a variety of students much larger than an ordinary class would be.
Choose whether to meet fellow online degree students or not, instead of being forced to unwilling and time-consuming socializing.