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Westwood College Review

written by: SeemaAdnani•edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 12/8/2009

Westwood College is working to raise the bar for online education it provides, by trying to receive regional accreditation. This online college has a wide range of online interactive courses.

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    Accreditation Brings Recognition

    Westwood College belongs to the list of nationally accredited colleges. It has been accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. Higher Learning Commission has also lent its accreditation to this institution of higher learning. Military branches as well as state regulatory bodies have also approved the courses offered by the college for contributing toward online learning benefits.

    However, while you considering an online college, it is important to recognize that the college is not regionally accredited. Westwood College online having accreditation from and independent private agency (ACCSCT) has a downside that credits cannot be transferred to regionally accredited schools. Read more to understand the need for accreditation. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the college has earned candidacy for a regional accreditation, but it would take several years as receiving an accreditation is a long process.

    Keeping this in mind, let us review Westwood College further to know more about the contributors of its much celebrated status among online learning centers.

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    Array of Choices Available

    By offering thousands of courses online, Westwood College has stood apart. Online courses and sophisticated degree programs are available from this education hub. Here are various courses to appeal students with different professional goals.

    School of Business programs

    • Business Administration in Accounting
    • Business Administration in Marketing & Sales
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Healthcare Management
    • Masters of Business Administration

    School of Design programs

    • Animation
    • Game Art & Design
    • Graphic Design & Multimedia
    • Interior Design
    • Visual Communications
    • Web Design & Multimedia

    School of Justice Programs

    • Criminal Justice
    • Paralegal

    School of Technology Programs

    • Computer Network Engineering
    • Computer Network Management
    • Information Systems Security
    • Software Engineering

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    Westwood – A Cost Analysis

    Cost associated with online degree programs is an important factor when making a choice and Westwood College fees for a term are around $4300, which is quite hefty when compared with traditional classroom courses. However, enrollment with online degree programs of Westwood College allows you to save on traveling, accommodating, books and other expenses.

    Financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships is offered by Westwood College to qualifying students. Federal unsubsidized loans are popular among students joining this online college for different degree programs.

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    Getting Enrolled

    Once you have decided which course to take at Westwood, the enrollment process is easy. First of all you need to fill an online application form and provide your high school diploma. After that, you are required to complete payment formalities. Finally an enrollment agreement has to be signed and sent to the university without which the admission is not confirmed. Once the college accepts it, you can step into the world of online learning.

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    Food for Thought…

    Westwood College is capable of preparing students with much-appreciated skills and knowledge of prosperous professions. The career-focused approach of this online education provider helps to build-up the foundation for a prospective future, offering wonderful opportunities. Trying to earn its place among the regionally accredited colleges for higher education, Westwood College is attempting to dispel controversy and a bad reputation surrounding the college. It is best have a good research on this along with opinions from some ex-students, before finalizing this one.