Hello, I am currently 19 years old and am looking into a career in aviation. I am about to take my PPL check ride here in the next couple weeks at a local flight school and then transfer to an ATP school. The biggest question I have is when is the best time to obtain my bachelors for the majors. I currently have one year of college almost done. (35 credits) My plan right now is to instruct at ATP after graduating and then getting my Bachelors while flying for a regional airline. The only problem is I’ve seen a few articles saying that you need a degree to get a job at the regional level or it would at least increase your chances at getting the job substantially especially in todays world. If this is the case, should I try and get an associates before or even during ATP? Or should I just stick with my original plan and hope that in a couple of years the demand for pilots at the regional level will rise and the competition for the job will not be as high. Also what online school would you recommend while flying regional? I have looked at Embry-Riddle and UVU as they give you credits for having your licenses and ratings. The only problem is I am not sure if I want an aviation related degree. Does anyone else know of any good respectable online schools?