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What To Expect Your First Day of Online Class   

Posted by Kelly Paul on Sep 23, 2015 10:56:38 AM

Yes, you did it! You decided to attend college online and now you’re an online college student. Your first day of class is approaching and a million questions hit you:

  • How does the first day work?
  • When can I see the syllabus?
  • What will class be like?
  • Am I ready?
  • I’ve never done this before – help! 

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Student Success

Overcoming Barriers to Graduate School

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Aug 11, 2015 11:12:40 AM

We know more formal education generally equals career advancement and greater income. Yet many of us who want a graduate degree often don't try because the barriers seem impossible to overcome.

They're not.

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Topics: Graduate Degree

Turning an AA or AS into a BA in Liberal Studies at UNCG

Posted by Trina Gabriel on Jun 9, 2015 10:52:07 AM

Are you enrolled in an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at a North Carolina community college? If so and you’re thinking about continuing onto the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BLS) at UNCG, completion of your A.A. or A.S. through the North Carolina community college system can make that process much smoother.

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Topics: BLS, Transfer

UNCG Kinesiology Chair Selected for Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame

Posted by UNCG Online on May 29, 2015 9:49:32 AM

In June 2015, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Department of Kinesiology Chair Dr. Sandy Shultz will receive her crowning achievement: induction into the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. Shultz is one of eight professionals selected nationally this year and joins more than 250 trainers chosen to date.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, Accolades

Why Go To Graduate School

Posted by Coventry Kessler on May 26, 2015 10:42:57 AM

Let's say you're in your 30s, married, with two kids, a bachelor's degree, and a job you're reasonably satisfied with. 

You know graduate school is time consuming, expensive, and often inconvenient. Even if you earn a graduate degree, there's no guarantee you'll get the job you want.

So why should you go to graduate school?

Graduate education can advance your career.

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Topics: Online Learning, Graduate Degree, MALS, Career Advancement, Online Degree

3 Tips for Structuring Your Professional Studies Concentration

Posted by Trina Gabriel on May 15, 2015 2:06:00 PM

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BLS) with a concentration in Professional Studies allows for a large measure of flexibility and creativity. However, your flexibility and creativity will need some structure. It's all about having a plan.
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Topics: Bachelor Degree, BLS, Online Degree, Academic Advising

Summer Session Financial Aid Overview

Posted by Kelly Paul on May 5, 2015 3:56:26 PM

Are you interested in taking classes during the Summer Session? Are you curious about your options for financial aid?

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Topics: Cost, Financial Aid

So You Need to Write a Grant. We've Got a Class for That.

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Apr 30, 2015 8:58:00 AM

Your nonprofit organization has charged you with writing grants to help raise needed funding.

Economic Impact

You’re well aware of how essential nonprofits are to North Carolina: They provide one out of every 10 jobs in the state, deliver needed services like food banks and hospice care, and pour $38 billion directly into North Carolina’s economy. Your nonprofit is part of this important stream of essential services. 

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Graduate Courses, Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Management

How To Choose The Right Online Bachelor's Degree

Posted by Trina Gabriel on Mar 25, 2015 9:48:13 AM

As you consider options for earning an online bachelor's degree you may be asking:  
  • How do you know which degree is right for you? 
  • What can you do with a particular degree? 
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Topics: College Degree, Bachelor Degree, Career Advancement, Online Degree

Study Tips for Online College Courses

Posted by Kelly Paul on Mar 13, 2015 11:28:53 AM

While the learning outcomes are the same, studying for and participating in online courses is a little different than for those held on campus. So what are the differences? We've outlined them below.

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Topics: Online Learning, Student Success

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