Schools used to really only consider formal education as part of their evaluation of candidates — meaning, that type of educdation that is captured on an official transcript from an accredited university. That started to shift, very slowly, when the schools themselves partnered with MOOCs like Coursera, however traditionally, if you were aiming for one of the most competitive schools, then taking an online course really didn’t do that much to change your profile.
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As always, we’ll leave with the suggestion that our Comprehensive Profile Review is the ideal place to gain feedback on the specifics of your situation, and how these pieces might add up in the context of the admissions realities of the schools you are currently targeting.
Improving yourself by pursuing education is never a waste!
And, one of the positive outcomes of this horrible pandemic experience is that it’s caused the educational academy to rethink its bias against online instruction.