You already knew that USNews compiles rankings every year of America’s best colleges and universities. But did you know that USNews now issues ranking for America’s best online bachelor's programs too? If you didn’t know, you can check out all the online college rankings HERE.
While you are reading those ratings, you will notice that many StraighterLine [...]
Posted on May 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You already knew that USNews compiles rankings every year of America’s best colleges and universities. But did you know that USNews now issues ranking for America’s best online bachelor's programs too? If you didn’t know, you can check out all the online college rankings HERE.Read More...
Posted on May 23, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Jeffrey SimonsRead More...
True story: I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about how easy and convenient it is to take college courses online with StraighterLine, and that for some courses that have lots of reading from textbooks, like U.S. History, it might even be better online.
And my friend, who is a [...]
Posted on May 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re graduating high school or college in the next few weeks, you’ll be expected to sit in your folding chair while you listen to the philosophical outpourings of your commencement speaker.Read More...
Of course, the inspiring speaker that your high school or college recruited is going to have some wisdom to impart to you. But just [...]
Posted on May 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Paul Smith’s College – also known as The College of the Adirondacks – is different from any other college in America.Read More...
Can you name another degree-granting college that is located in a beautiful, immense park, for example? Well, Paul Smith’s is. It’s located in the Adirondack Park of New York State. Can you name another college [...]
Posted on May 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s May. Why would you be thinking about September? You should just kick back and enjoy summer, right?
Well, maybe. But the fact is, May could be the best time of all for students to be planning for September, for some pretty compelling reasons like these . . .
You’ve got to take some MONSTER COURSE in [...]Read More...
Posted on May 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re studying business statistics, here’s some good news for you. StraighterLine has added 50 instructional statistics videos to its YouTube channel. They’re free, they’re great – and they’ll explain some pretty complex topics for you in just a few minutes.Read More...
Be sure to check them all out – chances are that there is one that [...]
Posted on May 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re in the military, all of us here at StraighterLine would like to start today’s post by thanking you for your service. All the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in the U.S. depend on the vital and selfless work that you do.Read More...
Yet if you’re currently serving – whether abroad or here on U.S. soil [...]
Posted on May 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When will you be able to sign up for a MOOC, earn college credits in it, and then transfer those credits immediately to your college?Read More...
Well, wouldn’t we all like to know? It’s a question that never seems to get answered. For people who are eager to take MOOCs and earn college credits for their online [...]
Posted on May 15, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Jeffrey SimonsRead More...
Today’s post is the last in a series of 10 tips on how to save money on college.
Today’s tip is . . .
Take Two Years of Courses at StraighterLine
We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on how to cut the cost of college. For our last post, we have an out of the [...]
Posted on May 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I have the following conversation at least five times a year. I had it again just the other day. Here’s how it goes . . .Read More...
“I need to pick up three college credits this summer before I can graduate,” a student says to me.
“Well, you can do that for a few hundred dollars at StraighterLine,” [...]
Save Money on College Tip Nine: Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time
Posted on May 13, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Beth DumbauldRead More...
Today’s post is the ninth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college.
Today’s tip is . . .
Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time
Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Utilize competency-based education.
A college [...]
Posted on May 12, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You know the old song about mothers? The one that starts with the words, “M is for the Million things she gave me?”
In case you don’t know this old song that moistens every eye, here’s a video of it that you can watch . . .
What a classic. But since even classics are in need of [...]Read More...
Posted on May 11, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you the legal child of two unmarried parents living together? Maybe the child of two men or two women who are unmarried? And do you need financial help to attend college?Read More...
If so, you already know that that the FAFSA has been discriminating against you – or at least, failing to give you the opportunity [...]