Choose an institute/college/university
As the first and most important step, select an institute/college/university that you think is credible. State colleges and universities are reliable and they usually offer distance learning programs in diverse fields.
Visit the college/university website
After you have chosen an institute, you can then visit their website, rather than visit the officials in person. A Google search of the name of your selected institute will take you straight to their website URL.
Browse distance learning programs
This is important to know whether your chosen university offers a distance learning program through online registration. Most of the universities will require you to first get enrolled by following the same procedures as a regular student. Only after that, you can continue the program online.