September 2016

  • How to Succeed When Taking Multiple Courses

    How to Succeed When Taking Multiple Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danika Rockett, Ph.D. Whether online or on-campus, managing multiple courses in addition to your daily responsibilities with family and work can be a challenge, but with the right strategies, you can get it done. If you’re like most college students, chances are you are balancing school with a job. In fact, one survey revealed that close to 80% of college students are working at least part-time while they attend school. But don’t worry--we’ve got your back and are here to offer support as you move through your StraighterLine courses. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Here are a few tips for balancing and managing a challenging course load with your busy professional and personal schedule: Use techno ...

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  • How To Pick the Right College Major 

    How To Pick the Right College Major 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Your major can determine the work you do, the income you earn, even the people you meet and places you go. Choosing your major is an exciting and sometimes intimidating process. It’s a choice that can shape your future. How can you be sure you’re making the “right” choice? Well, we’ve got some news for you… There’s No Real “Right” or “Wrong” Choice You are already setting yourself up for success, simply by earning a degree. Your education will open doors for you, improve your job prospects, and bring you a new perspective on the world. What’s important now is to choose a major that will help you create the life you want in the future. In every sphere—science, education, arts, business and so on—there are many ...

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  • Meet Our Public Colleges & Universities: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights

    Meet Our Public Colleges & Universities: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights
    Beth Dumbauld

    Thinking about starting your degree with StraighterLine, but want to know your options for getting your degree from a public university? This month, we’re placing the spotlight on our public partner colleges: accredited colleges and universities that are directly affiliated with their state's public university system. Located throughout the United States, from Nevada to New York, from Texas to Maine--but also available 100% online--our public partner colleges are committed to providing affordable and flexible degree opportunities to StraighterLine students, no matter which state they call home. When you enroll at any one of our over 100 accredited schools in our College Savings Network, we guarantee that you will receive full ...

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  • 10 Things an Adult Learner Should Know Before Going Back to College

    10 Things an Adult Learner Should Know Before Going Back to College
    Beth Dumbauld

    While thinking about going back to college as an adult may have you feeling that you are embarking into uncharted territory, that's not the case. You are joining legions of other students who have gone back to school later in life. But before you go back, here are 10 important things you need to know: 1 - You are not the only one. Every year, thousands of college degrees are being earned by adult learners who are just as busy, motivated, and financially tapped-out as you are. These days, it is the so-called traditional student (a student who completes college right out of high school) who is the exception. You are fortunate to be considering completing your degree now -- never have there been so many flexible and afford ...

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