August 2014

  • Which College Majors Have the Lowest (and Highest) Unemployment Rates?

    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking for a job after college? Of course you are. But for some students, finding employment is a real struggle. While certain majors are in high demand in the professional world, others are…more of an academic pursuit. That has a lot to do with emerging business needs. Study This, Not That A recent report by the Wall Street Journal analyzes the employability of many different majors, with some interesting findings. While some majors are in high demand, other ones—which can be very closely related—make it tough to find a job. Most striking: students of psychology face a very tough job market, but those studying student counseling are 100 percent employed. How does your major stack up? Can you find a niche that will place  you ...

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  • One Course Short - How a Student Used Online Courses To Complete His Degree and Graduate On Time. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    After full-time student and part-time IT worker Brian Shulda discovered he needed one more course in order to graduate on time, he turned to online college courses to get the credit he needed. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Discovering Flexible College Credit Options “At the end of fall semester, I found out I needed biology in order to graduate in May,” says Brian. “I was like, ‘oh no!’ The spring biology class didn’t fit in my schedule, so I took a CLEP instead – and failed.” He realized he needed another option, and ultimately found a better way to complete the required course. Friends Help Friends Make the Right Choices Worried he would be unable to graduate, Brian turned to a friend ...

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  • 7 More Schools To Help You Save On Your College Degree: StraighterLine New Partner College Highlights

    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re pleased to introduce seven additional partner pathways for StraighterLine students looking to save on their college degree. With degree programs available 100% online and at locations in Maine, New Hampshire, California, Illinois, Washington D.C., and Indiana, our newest partner colleges are committed to providing affordable and flexible degree programs to our students. When you enroll at any one of our 100+ Partner Colleges, you are guaranteed to receive full course credit for approved college courses taken at StraighterLine. University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME & Online North of Ordinary University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1 of the 7 universities within the University of Maine System. Lo ...

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a High School Student

    The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a High School Student
    Beth Dumbauld

    Summer is a fantastic time to get a head start on college. By taking summer college courses online, you can affordably get your general education courses out of the way before you start college - and get on the fast track to your college degree. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Here are 8 essential do’s and don’ts of taking summer college courses for high school students: DO: Try taking online college summer courses at home, at your friend’s house, the library, or a coffee shop – wherever and whenever you’d like. DON'T: Take college courses that force you to deal with the expense of transportation costs or the hassle of taking a bus. College Savings Tip: Taking courses online ...

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  • Get a Smart Degree 

    Beth Dumbauld

    If you want the most affordable, flexible, and relevant degree possible for the career you’ve always wanted – you need to upgrade your skills by getting a smart degree. Let us help. Here’s a short checklist to help determine if you are on the path to a smart degree: You are able to take advantage of low-cost online college courses to earn credit for the general education courses required for your degree. You have access to qualified academic support, such as mentors, student advisors, tutors, and academic success coaches. You are treated like a real person, and not just another consumer in a  “student marketplace.” Your degree program accept transfer credits, including ACE CREDIT rec ...

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