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A BYU-Idaho education outside of Rexburg

When Kristy Anderson tried to enroll in classes at the University of West Georgia, where her husband works as a business professor, she received some bad news. "They said none of the previous credits that I had earned at Utah State University and Ricks College would transfer," she said.

Thirty-six credits short of earning a bachelor's degree, her options were limited. She then recalled seeing ads for online learning at BYU-Idaho. "I kept seeing the ads and realized it would be a great way for me to complete my degree. So I signed up as part of the pilot program."

Anderson said her online classes were a rewarding experience. "My classes were challenging and required me to stretch myself and grow. Even though it's online, there were still many opportunities to work in groups and collaborate with others."

Finishing her degree online has also benefited her six children as well, she said. "It was nice because I didn't have to leave my family behind. I got all of my schoolwork done from our home. Sometimes I had to stay up late to get assignments done, but they got done."

Anderson also feels that returning to school set a good example for her children. "Education plays such a major role in our family, so I think this is a good thing for my kids," she said. "The kids watched as their dad finished his schooling, and they also watched as I finished mine."

Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of University Studies degree in July.

For more information about online degrees, click here.

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