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Here's 8 of the top reasons students choose an online degree program

Whether you want to take a few online classes or finish your degree 100% online, there’s no shortage of reasons to choose an online degree. Here are eight of the best. Balance. Online degrees let you fit classes into your crazy, jam-packed schedule, making it easier to keep up with work, family, social stuff and […]

Be a role model for your kids - finish your degree.

If there’s one thing we tell kids it’s this: stay in school. We celebrate their educational milestones with graduation parties at every turn, including kindergarten and 8th grade. We applaud loudly and beam proudly when they earn their high school diploma or pass the GED. (Remember Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who made front-page news when […]

Most popular online degree program? A business degree.

If online degrees had a popularity contest, there would be one clear winner. A new survey found that business degrees (primarily business administration degrees or management degrees) are the most popular. That goes for both undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The study was conducted by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research* and says that the average […]

Five tips for avoiding academic fatigue

Tired. Weary. Burned out. Worn down. Drained. Stick-a-fork-in-me-done. Whatever you call it, there will probably come a point in which you’ll feel absolutely exhausted by everything going on in your life. It’s tough stuff juggling academic studies, family and work responsibilities all at the same time. Why, it can be enough to have you thinking […]

Adopt a mindset for academic success - think outside the box!

Achieving academic excellence is all in your head or so it’s been said. Forgive the Dr. Seuss-like rhyme, but the truth is, when it comes to academic success, the mind is an undeniably powerful player. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Carol S. Dweck points out that a student’s mindset originates […]

Interesting statistics covering the start of the new university school year

Since school is starting up soon, it’s a great time for a “Back to School” infographic. Check out some interesting statistics, and if you like what you see, please share it!

Academic accreditation(s) correlate directly to academic quality

“I is a college graduate.” Oh sure, the T-shirt is funny. The lack of quality education behind it? Not so much. Going back to college as an adult is no laughing matter. It takes time, effort, dedication, commitment and a whole host of other things to go back to school—especially if you’re juggling work, home, […]

Child care solutions for adult students

Parents have been navigating the daycare dilemma for as long as there have been kids and families. Short of staying home with the kids all day and quitting your job, what’s a parent to do when juggling work, kids and classes? Until recently, options for finding quality yet affordable childcare was somewhat limited for adult […]

Considerations if you're thinking about finishing your college degree in an online format

If only … I could finish my degree. If only … I could afford to go back to school. If only … going back to college worked with my crazy schedule. If only … it was more convenient to take classes. If only … if only … if only … The “if only” game. We’ve […]

Follow these seven simple steps to excel in the classroom as an adult student.

You’re not a kid anymore. And, truthfully, aren’t you glad? Besides the obvious perks of adulthood such as making your own decisions, being an adult affords you something special in the college classroom: autonomy. Studies show that as an adult student, you possess a greater sense of maturity along with your life experiences, making you […]