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 [...]
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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 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 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,” [...]
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 [...]
Posted on May 9, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Make no mistake about it. Careers in nursing are booming.Read More...
The U.S. government’s authoritative Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts that more than 581,500 new jobs will be created for nurses though 2018. The Handbook also reports that the median salary for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is now $40,380, and that the median salary for Nursing [...]
Posted on May 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Up until now, there haven’t been many community colleges that pride themselves for excellence in online education. That has now changed, thanks to Cecil College, a two-year public community college that offers transfer, career-credit and non-credit continuing education courses on an open-enrollment basis to all students who are eager to start their college studies.Read More...
If you’re [...]
Posted on May 4, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In your search for online education, chances are that you’ve been in a situation like this. You just found a great-looking course, but before you enroll, you’ve got some questions to ask . . .
When does the course start?Read More...
What payment options are available?
What kind of computer equipment do you need?
Will you be able to ask [...]
Posted on May 3, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Now that warm weather is here, you’re probably thinking of beaches, mountains, camping, tossing burgers on the barbecue, and all the other activities that make the summer so much fun.Read More...
But here’s a suggestion for you. While you’re having a good time, why not squeeze in a little time to take some summer courses online? There [...]
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Posted on May 1, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In September, 2012, a student named Donnie Davis was grappling with the fact that he only needed to complete one three-credit course before he could earn his Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University.Read More...
“I was thinking of CLEPPING it,” he says, meaning that he was about to take one of the CLEP exams to earn [...]