February 2014

  • 8 Steps to Build a College Support Team

    8 Steps to Build a College Support Team
    Beth Dumbauld

    [Updated 7/2015] When you go back to college, you’ll need support. You’ll need folks on your team who can answer any question you may have, who have your back, and can help you keep stress from taking you down. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! These 8 steps will help you build you support team, whether you are thinking about taking online general education courses, or enrolling full-time in a nursing degree program: Step 1: Clearly define your educational and career goals. Your degree path should act as a road map – and help prepare you and your family for what’s to come. Step 2: Know what you need. Ask for help. Once you decide to enroll in college, it’s go time. Do ...

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  • How An Olympic Hopeful Fit Education Into His Training Schedule

    Beth Dumbauld

    For Aidyn Gangemi, a high school junior, taking English Composition I wasn’t just a matter of becoming a better writer, but also about finding something that fit into his busy schedule. Because Aidyn spends at least six hours a day training as a competitive ice dancer, he needed a course that was flexible and convenient. Aidyn thought about taking a CLEP exam, but decided against it. “With CLEP exams you are flying by the seat of your pants and hoping you pass,” says Aidyn’s mother Deb. “And if you fail – BUMMER – you’ll have to wait to take it again.” Aidyn knew he wanted a course that would fit into his schedule, but also set clear guidelines and provided feedback and structure. After some research, he selected Str ...

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