May 2016

  • Earning a Degree on Your Own Terms: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Earning a Degree on Your Own Terms: A StraighterLine Success Story
    Beth Dumbauld

    Kevin Linn lives in California and has been working in IT full time in the medical technology field for over 6 years. He loves technology and programming, but as he gained more and more work experience, he’s found himself ready to dive deeper into coding. “I went about as far as you can with a high school degree, and I knew that in order to reach my career goals, I’d need to go back to school.” “I was looking for courses that would teach me different things, like Java,” said Kevin. He started doing some research, looking for certification options online. But he soon realized that a certification wasn’t what he really needed to ultimately reach his career goals, so he started looking at ways he could flexibly earn his degree ...

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  • 2 New Schools for Even More Degree Savings: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights

    2 New Schools for Even More Degree Savings: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights
    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re excited to introduce Cedar Valley College, one of seven independently accredited colleges in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) system, and Goodwin College as our newest StraighterLine partner colleges. Goodwin College is also participating in StraighterLine’s Partner Scholarship Program. Whether you are currently enrolled--or plan to enroll--at any one of 100+ accredited schools in our college savings network, you are guaranteed to receive full course credit for the pre-approved general education courses you take at StraighterLine. Which courses will transfer? Check out the course equivalency agreements located on each school's partner page. Ready to try one of our college courses? Sign up for a free tri ...

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  • StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016

    StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Jaclyn Nicholas Commencement is a time of reflection and excitement. It is the perfect moment to look back on all of your accomplishments as well as towards the ones you will have in the future. Earning your degree is a great achievement, a culmination of all the time and effort you have put into your studies. Many StraighterLine partner colleges will soon be celebrating this momentous occasion with their students. Several of our partner schools will also be featuring a prominent member of society as their commencement speaker. Be sure to check out the list for more information on dates and speakers. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Congratulations to all StraighterLine students graduating this year! India ...

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  • 6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School

    6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    It takes perseverance, determination, and grit to go back to school as an adult. Those same traits are also critical for successful athletes. To celebrate the grit of adult students, we’re putting the spotlight on famous athletes who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of athletes who were motivated to further their education while achieving success in their sports at the highest levels. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Michelle Kwan Michelle  Kwan is a two-time Olympic medalist in figure skating, as well as a five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion in the sport as well. An extraordinary athlete on the ice, Michelle ...

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  • Which StraighterLine Partner Colleges Have Nursing Degree Programs?

    Which StraighterLine Partner Colleges Have Nursing Degree Programs?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Thinking about enrolling in a nursing program? Looking to upgrade your nursing credentials? StraighterLine can help you affordably prepare for - and accelerate - your nursing degree. A sizable number of StraighterLine partner colleges offer nursing degree programs online. Also, since all StraighterLine courses are ACE Credit Recommended, your courses may transfer to over 2,000 college and universities that accept ACE Credit courses. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on Careers in Nursing today! Types of Undergraduate Nursing Degree Programs Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs: Associate of nursing degree (ADN) programs are generally completed in two-year programs by full-time students. ADN programs ...

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