Online Classes Pros and Cons

Online Classes Pros and Cons


Online classes, in theory, are great but let’s get into it. There are quite a few pros and cons to the subject, but I’m going to give you my top five for each.

Let’s start with the pros:

  1. You don’t have to get up for early morning classes
  2. You have a super flexible schedule
  3. It’s more cost-efficient
  4. You can go at any pace to learn the material
  5. Everything is online so you don’t have to buy books


And now the cons:

  1. No office hours
  2. Increase in procrastination
  3. You lose time on campus
  4. Partner work will be difficult 
  5. You have to have the right technology


I, myself, am not a fan of online classes because of the lack of accountability. I have to actually go to class or else I won’t get anything done. But I know a lot of people love online classes because of scheduling, as it opens up a lot of free time. The choice of online vs in-class is up to the individual and their own learning needs, so make sure you pick what’s best for you.