Dotschools

Easy to use school finder.

BACKGROUND
You're just a couple of mouse-clicks away from returning to school at DotSchools. This online directory offers a comprehensive review of many online colleges and traditional campus-based universities.

DotSchools makes the search very simple. Select your preferred area of study, your choice of online-only, campus-only or both and a ZIP code for the most local options. You'll receive several results matching your criteria and then choose up to three you wish to apply to. Your contact information and educational background will be shared with the schools. In order to complete the search, you must verify your information over the phone.

PRO
- One million users
- Searches online- and campus-based schools
- Apply from the site
- ZIP code search
- More than 70 degree programs to search
- Free service

CON
- Phone verification: Before your search will be completed, you must provide DotSchools with your phone number. You'll receive an automated call, receive a PIN, enter the PIN on the site and then continue.
- Does not provide link to each school
- Does not provide any other tools or information

EXPENSE
The service at DotSchools is free of charge. There is not any posted advertising, so it is possible that the schools pay for inclusion on the search.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
DotSchools has an impressive 70 degree programs available for search in the pre-populated list. Unlike other sites, this provides a more targeted search to your exact interests. Some of the many popular options include:
- Advertising & Marketing
- Automotive
- Business
- Construction
- Culinary
- Dental
- Engineering
- Film & Photography
- Pharmacy
- Travel & Tourism
- Veterinary

DotSchools does not provide specific search for level of degree, like Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's. Although, it does mention that MBA and Bachelor programs are included.

SCHOOLS
There is not a dedicated list of schools in the iLearn101 database.

DotSchools returns both online-only schools, traditional campus-based schools and campus schools offering online programs. Also, the search will return national schools and those located close to your ZIP code.

STUDENT LIFE
Colleges based online are incredibly convenient,especially for working adults who would like to earn a degree with a flexible schedule. Online schools also allow you to complete your degree more quickly than a traditional brick-and-mortar university. You're able to tailor courses to meet your needs and schedules. There are several online-only schools and universities that provide a Web-based classroom. DotSchools will find the best matches for your interests.

CONCLUSION
DotSchools provides a very thorough service to those interested in returning to school. Primarily choosing online-based colleges, DotSchools also identifies schools close to your ZIP code for traditional campus-based learning. There is a broad range of degree programs to choose from; with 70 options, you're sure to find the one best suited to you. There is a veritable smorgasboard of schools and degree option available and it can certainly become a daunting task to try to sort through it all yourself. DotSchools has made this usually complicated process of seeking out college or university much easier.

COMMON MISSPELLINGS
Dot Schools, DotSchool, DitSchools, DotScool

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seth

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I thought using Dotschools was useful, however, I thought having to call and receiving a pin was a little to much. What did everyone else think about it? posted Jul 14th, 2008 12:51 pm



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