March 2015

  • Going Back to School: 2015 Guide to Getting Your College Degree

    Going Back to School: 2015 Guide to Getting Your College Degree
    Beth Dumbauld

    Is this year, the year? Are you thinking about going back to school and earning your college degree? Congratulations! Going back to college is a big decision, but we are here for you to help make that decision easier. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! Going back to school and getting your college degree is worth it. There are lot of compelling reasons to to back to school. If you are looking to get the career you've always wanted, the financial benefits of earning your degree are considerable . . . If you have earned a bachelor’s degree, you can expect to earn about 65% more during a 40-year working life than the typical high school graduate earns over the same period, acc ...

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  • Creating a Flexible Path to an IT Degree: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Beth Dumbauld

    Seth Whitworth had years of work experience in the IT field, but he didn’t have a college degree – at least not yet. Though he had “attended college a couple of different times at a couple of different schools” – and acquired many college credits along the way – Seth had reached a point in his career where he was highly motivated to finally complete his bachelor’s. "I felt like I had reached the ceiling of what I could achieve at work. Any new job that I would be interested in would require 5-10 years of experience and a college degree." There was just one speed bump slowing him down: finding a flexible and affordable way to complete the electives he needed to finish his IT degree while working full time. Fortunately, he fou ...

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  • 8 Famous Women Who Went Back to School

    8 Famous Women Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    As we celebrate women's history month, we'd like to offer a special tribute to working women who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of famous women who returned to further their education while working, raising children, and pursuing their dreams. Working women who “drop back into” school may come from all walks of life, but they share these important traits: strength, discipline, and dedication to the ideals of success and knowledge. Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling needs no introduction. As author of the immortal Harry Potter series, her enduring fame is assured. But it hadn’t always been ...

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  • Top 6 Tips for Success in an Online Math Class

    Top 6 Tips for Success in an Online Math Class
    Beth Dumbauld

    Has it been years since you’ve taken a math course? Have you been anxious about going back to school because of required college math? You’re not alone. One of the most common concerns adult learners have about going back to college is completing their required college math classes. Fortunately, we have some help for you so you can confidently get your math requirements out of the way. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! StraighterLine Math Professor, Dan Gryboski, has been through it all when it comes to helping students finding success while taking an online math class. He teaches several of our professor-led online math course options, including College Algebra and Business Statistics, and shared with us his b ...

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  • Five Essential Elements That Should Be in Every Adult Student’s Tool Kit

    Five Essential Elements That Should Be in Every Adult Student’s Tool Kit
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Western International University The face of the average college student is changing, with more working adults heading back to school to complete degrees and enhance their careers. Being an adult learner means bringing life experience to the table, but it also means juggling more responsibilities alongside coursework – including working, managing a home and family commitments. That’s why there are five essential elements that every adult learner should have in their arsenal of tools to support educational and college success: 1 - Technology Whether you’re attending class on campus or obtaining an education through online study, the right technology can help streamline the learning process. In addition to a quality computer ...

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