May 2012

  • What is Transfer Credit?

    Beth Dumbauld

    A Transfer Credit is a college credit earned at one institution of higher education that is later transferred to and accepted by another institution. A Transfer Credit can also be earned by passing competency exams that demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area. An earned college credit is considered a transfer credit once it is accepted by the “receiving” institution of higher learning. Receiving institutions decide which transfer credits it will accept, typically through the admissions or registrar’s office. Students who have transfer credits accepted are given advanced standing at the new institution. A Transfer Credit can be earned by: AP Credit (Advanced Placement) Credits for community college coursework Coll ...

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  • Where are the nursing jobs? How do I get one?

    Beth Dumbauld

    Where are the nursing jobs? How do I get one? by Steven Pope I’ve spoken to about 1,500 nurses in the past twelve months as an enrollment counselor at Western Governors University. There are typically two types of students I spoke to that are looking to get a degree in nursing to improve their job opportunities. The first are those that have an associates or diploma from 15+ years ago and are coming back to get their BSN, often because their hospital is forcing them to for magnet status purposes. And second are fresh graduates who just finished their associates in nursing from a community college. Both face the same problem – how to obtain or keep a nursing job? Education, the prerequisite for a nursing job Education is the k ...

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  • Is It Better to Go to College in The U.S. or in the U.K.?

    Barry Lenson

    Is It Better to Go to College in The U.S. or in the U.K.? Do college students in the United States have it better than college students do in the United Kingdom? That’s a good question. The short answer is, it depends on what you mean by “better.” Let’s take a closer look . . . A university education usually costs less in the United Kingdom. That’s because the government is not squeamish about funding institutions of higher learning.  Tuition for U.K. students tops off at roughly what in-state American students pay to attend their state universities.  But there’s another reason why students generally pay less in the U.K. It’s because the government offers grants to students, based on family income, with lower-earning ...

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  • How Canadians Can Cut the Cost of an American College Education

    Barry Lenson

    How Canadians Can Cut the Cost of an American College Education Are you a Canadian student who is eager to go to college in America? If so, you have been facing a funding problem. As you know, it will cost you a lot less to go to most any college or university in Canada than to attend a school south of the border. If you can simply attend a Canadian college or university – especially one that is located in the province where you live – you can go to college for a fraction of what it would cost you to pursue your studies in the U.S.A. But suppose there is an American university that offers exactly what you have been looking for? Suppose you want to study epidemiology at the University of Chicago, comparative literature at Princeto ...

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  • Mow Down The Costs of College by Taking Online Summer Classes

    Beth Dumbauld

    Mow Down The Costs of College by Taking Online Summer Classes Guest Post by Beth Dumbauld This summer it would be easy to take refuge in a hammock and let everything grow wild. Though it’s hard to say how your neighbors would feel about living next door to a suburban jungle, it’s easy to imagine how your college dreams could be thwarted by a summer of neglect. So take out your clippers, sharpen your blades and keep your brain well-tended by reading this StraighterLine Report: The Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Summer College Courses for High School Students, College Students, and Adult Learners The Nobel Prizes won’t be announced until October this year. In the meantime, as you wait to hear your name called, why not give yourself th ...

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