I am probably going to have to take medical withdrawal for a fourth time since starting my undergraduate career at university. I have an autoimmune form of autonomic neuropathy, which leaves me with low blood pressure when standing up (and even while sitting down) and chronic nausea and vomiting (due to severe gastroparesis), among other things. I ended up with sepsis due to a central line infection (placed for my treatments) during spring break, and I subsequently ended up in the hospital. I am also going to need a more permanent central line placed for treatments, so I have an appointment with a vascular surgeon next week. Physically going to school to get my education is not working very well and no matter what I am not going to give up on getting my BS in electrical engineering. I have put too much work in to it and I enjoy the material too much to quit. My grades are completely fine (besides my transcript being littered with withdraws) and I have been forced to decline some impressive internships because of my health. There is an ABET accredited (engineering accrediting board in the US, which all reputable schools are accredited by) public, state university, that allows you to take all coursework online, by distance education. You do have to spend 7-14 days every summer on campus to complete the labs in person though. All exams must be proctored by an individual qualified to do so. Also, my transcript would not be marked with any indication of "online coursework". My degree would look exactly the same as if I took all of the courses on campus. It is more expensive, but I do have enough savings to pay for it. I am about a couple of years away from losing insurance (at least from having to pay COBRA) on my parents' plan. I am also thinking about applying for disability, but I am fully expecting to be denied due to my age. Plus, you have to be completely unable to work due to your disability, at least technically. No matter what, I don't have anything to lose by filing. Has anyone received a degree from doing primarily online coursework? In your opinion, was taking online classes more challenging than taking it in person? What were the advantages/disadvantages of pursuing this route of education?