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What Are GECs, And Why do You Have To Take Them?

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Aug 16, 2016 9:18:11 AM

New students are sometimes shocked to discover that they have to take General Education Courses (GECs) before they can concentrate on their major. “I know what I want to do!” they protest. “Why do I have to take [sociology, literature, math, natural science, history, you name it]? I’m never gonna need that.”

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses

Do Online Degrees Say They're Online?

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 19, 2016 10:58:20 AM

The short answer? No.

Degrees earned at an academic institution do not state that a degree was earned in person or online. They simply communicate that one has EARNED a particular degree.

Often, what people REALLY want to know when they ask if an online degree says “online,” is whether employers value degrees earned online. There is a clear answer.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree

Make The Most of Your Community College Credits

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Jun 9, 2016 10:36:18 AM

Lots of people decide to start college at a community college. The location is convenient, tuition and fees are modest, and most may not yet know what they want to major in. If you're in this position, community college is a great choice AND it can be a successful springboard to a four-year-college or a university.

You can earn up to half the credits for a bachelor's degree at a community college. You just have to make sure that credit for the courses you take there can be transferred to the four-year schools you are considering.

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Transfer

How to earn credit for life experience.

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Apr 22, 2016 9:05:47 AM

Whether you've been working a paid job, serve in the military, or are active as a community volunteer, who wouldn't want to get "credit for life experience" as you figure out how you're going to finish your bachelor's degree as quicky as possible?
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Topics: Online Courses, Online Degree

Didn't finish College? You're not alone. 40% of college students don't.

Posted by Kelly Paul on Apr 14, 2016 9:22:05 AM
Students drop out of college for many reasons:
  • Not enough money
  • Not sure what to major in
  • Changing family situations
  • Work schedule conflicts
  • Not focused on studies

And lets face it; college isn't for everyone.

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Topics: Online Learning, Bachelor Degree, Online Degree

7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Returning to College Online

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Apr 6, 2016 12:07:19 PM

You’ve decided it’s time to earn that college degree. Because you have adult responsibilities — working full-time, raising a family — an online program seems like the way to go. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you prepare to study online. 

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree

Getting a Degree Online: How Long Will It Take?

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Mar 31, 2016 10:27:25 AM

You’ve heard all about the benefits of learning online—the convenience, the cost, the flexibility. Now you’re wondering how long your road to graduation will be. Here are some things to consider as you plot your course.

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Teaching those who teach the U.S. military: UNCG's online Ed.D. in Kinesiology

Posted by UNCG Online on Mar 29, 2016 12:43:04 PM

UNCG’s Online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology program has a mission: to develop action-oriented leaders in the field. Some of the program’s most “action-oriented” students work with current or former members of the U.S. military. (UNCG is nationally recognized for its support of students who are veterans; the university has been named a “Military Friendly School” for 5 years in a row.) We caught up with several current students to see how the program helps them in their work.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree, Kinesiology

The Biggest Thing Between You and Your Bachelor's? FEAR.

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Mar 24, 2016 11:24:03 AM

There's a four-letter word keeping you from going back to college, and it begins with F.

FEAR.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree

Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Mar 21, 2016 10:26:26 AM

You’ve been given $150,000 to make a difference in your community. It’s up to you and your classmates to determine which grant proposal gets the funding. How do you decide?

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Topics: Online Courses, Nonprofit Management