Dual Enrollment

  • Here’s How To Learn Math and Do it Well

    Here’s How To Learn Math and Do it Well
    Beth Dumbauld

    If you don't know how to learn math, it has an impact on your ability to earn a college degree. Your age, past math experience or attitude of "I am not a math person" doesn't stop you from starting to understand math and solve problems with confidence right now! There are many steps you can take to become the math student you were destined to be. Here are a few ways: Master basic arithmetic Ease into advanced math subjects Take classes in order Remember key principles Apply math to other subjects Use basic math to exceed in advanced math Apply math to your future career Don't laugh, sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics if you need it. If elementary school didn’t help you grasp basic math: adding, su ...

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  • What are AP Classes?

    What are AP Classes?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Advanced Placement (AP) classes help students earn college credit in advance of completing high school. These college credits are awarded upon successful completion of an AP course and the passing of an AP exam. Here are some more important things high school students should know about AP classes. There is an array of subjects that AP students can explore. This is because different students have different interests. Some students are unsure of what they would like to study in college or what career they may seek afterward. AP classes are designed to help sort out those thoughts, offering classes in the following study areas: Arts English History and Social Science Math & Computer Science Sciences World Languages & ...

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  • What is Dual Enrollment? Read these FAQs

    What is Dual Enrollment? Read these FAQs
    Beth Dumbauld

    What is dual enrollment, and is it something aspiring college students should do? If you are a high school student who wants to get some or all of your college core courses completed by the time you graduate high school, there are several things you'll need to do to get started. You'll want to know exactly what your state requires -- minimum GPA, the number of courses or hours you can take, whether or not the college or university you want to attend accepts all or only some of your dual enrollment courses and much, much more. The requirements can be quite different from state to state. Not all colleges and universities unconditionally accept dual enrollment courses for credit. We have some resources for you to read that will help you ...

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  • Get a Head-Start on Your New Year's Resolutions: Taking Courses over Winter Break

    Get a Head-Start on Your New Year's Resolutions: Taking Courses over Winter Break
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danika Rockett, Ph.D. If you're like many college students, you might have a break coming up after the holidays. And if you are one of the 31 million American adults with some college credit under your belt but you haven't yet completed your degree, you might be thinking about academic goals as part of your New Year's resolution list. The coming weeks might be the perfect time to think about finishing your degree. Earn Your Degree Faster or Catch Up Lots of colleges have winter breaks ahead of spring semester, and for many students this offers an opportunity to relax and step away from the stress of studying for exams and coursework. However, some students use this time either to catch up on courses they need for their degr ...

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  • How a Nurse Started a Master's Degree Program On-Time: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Beth Dumbauld

    Kennette Orsingher has been working as a nurse for over 20 years. Though she already has an RN, she’s now ready to advance her career by going back to school to earn her MSN in Nursing and Nursing Informatics. Or rather, Kennette has been ready to go back to school for a long time, but the cost and inflexibility of the traditional higher ed system had proved too much of a barrier to overcome. Fortunately, since her first college experience in 1988, much has changed. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! More Affordable and Flexible Online Degree Options Kennette considered going back to college over a decade ago, but back then, “a strictly online degree wasn’t possible.” She knew she would need an e ...

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