Old School
A friend of mine is going to do Universal's part online, part classroom course. Can anyone provide any info about it?
I can. I just graduated from the course about a week ago.
I would recommend it. The people there really help when you have questions and are willing to work with you
if you need extra time. It's also a good school since the examiner doesn't also teach the class. So you get a true
Practical Exam. I've heard some schools allow the instructor to also be the examiner, and they just go through the motions on the test.

I did very well on both the written and the practical. Even the examiner had good things to say about the program.