December 2010

  • 5 College Myths Exposed: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

    Barry Lenson

    5 College Myths Exposed: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog So much “common knowledge” about college is dead wrong. Let’s look at some commonplace myths that we’ve busted in the last year . . . Busted Myth of the Week: You Have to Take the SAT and ACT to Get Into College (October 14, 2010) Do you have to take the SAT or the ACT before you can get into college? No, you don’t. A growing number of colleges and universities are “SAT and ACT optional,” meaning that they will consider applicants who have not taken either test. [Read more] Busted Myth of the Week: It’s Best to Attend an Elite College (October 21, 2010) You’ve probably heard that if you want to succeed, you have to attend the most prestigious col ...

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  • Top 5 2011 New Year’s Resolutions (that you really should consider keeping … seriously)

    Jaime Dalbke

    Top 5 2011 New Year’s Resolutions (that you really should consider keeping … seriously) So, New Year’s is just around the corner. It’s time to pop the champagne, bust out those funny looking glasses and toot those annoying kazoos. Yes, another year has come and passed at what seems like a more alarming rate than the previous one. Some of the year’s takeaways: Africa hosting the World Cup, the iPad, the TV obsession known as Glee, Justin Beiber (unfortunately) and a string of others that will probably be reminisced about five years from now on VH1’s I love the 2000’s. But, despite all the excitement of a new year and the surreal-ness of it all, one thing is always sure to slap you right back into reality – New Year’s ...

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  • The Future of American Higher Education: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

    Barry Lenson

    Over the last year, StraighterLine has spotted some important trends in American higher education. Here are some highlights from the StraighterLine Blog . iCollege? Governor Pawlenty, We’re Already There (June 28, 2010) Why did Governor Pawlenty’s relatively tame comments about "iCollege" rankle people?  It could be because people have a hard time accepting the idea that the definition of a college is about to change. [Read more] Can Online Learning End America’s Dropout Crisis? (July 27, 2010) High school dropouts aren’t deadbeats. Many are entrepreneurs, businesspeople and responsible parents who want to return to school. Can't online learning help them reach their dreams? [Read more] Gov. Pawlenty may not have the ...

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  • Education for Veterans and Military Personnel: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

    Barry Lenson

    Education for Veterans and Military Personnel: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog If you are in the American military, or if you are a vet, StraighterLine salutes you! And we have written these posts in the last year to help you graduate from college! S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your GI Bill Benefits with StraighterLine Courses (August 06, 2010) Are you getting all you can from the GI Bill? Whether you’re a veteran or still in the armed forces, it can go a long way toward financing your college education. And when you take advantage of the GI Bill and take StraighterLine courses at the same time, you can earn a college degree without breaking the bank. [Read more ] Military-Friendly Colleges for Veterans (August 19, 2010) Whether you ...

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  • Going to College in America: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

    Barry Lenson

    Going to College in America: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog Over the last year, the StraighterLine blog has tried to help foreign students who are eager to go to college in America. Let’s take a look at what we’ve written . . . Going to College in America? Jump Start the Process with Remote Study (June 11, 2010) There’s no need to apply to an American college, get a student visa to study here, find housing in America – or even buy an airplane ticket. You simply enroll and start to study. What could be easier than that? College in America is Just a Click Away (August 18, 2010) For years, people have predicted that someday it would be possible to attend college remotely, from wherever you live. Those people were ...

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