Dual Enrollment

  • Referred to StraighterLine: Now What?

    Referred to StraighterLine: Now What?
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danika Rockett, Ph.D. Are you taking StraighterLine courses with a target college in mind? Maybe you were even referred to StraighterLine by a college that you are interested in attending. Oftentimes, we find that colleges will recommend students start with our courses in order to get some practice with college courses--and with online coursework in particular. If this scenario applies to you, maybe you’re thinking, “Okay, now what?” Here are some tips for getting started with StraighterLine’s ultra-affordable, self-paced online courses: 1. Sign up for a free trial. If your goal is to prepare for a college degree, StraighterLine courses can be the perfect solution. Since we have a free trial available, you can try out co ...

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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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  • Are You Making the Most of Your High School Experience?

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Rachel Martin What is the purpose of high school? Is it the friends, the extra-curricular activities, or the high school experience? What if it is none of the above? High school is designed to prepare you for something greater - college, career, or whatever grand adventure comes next. Since the point of high school is to prepare students for life beyond the classroom, why not give yourself a head start by earning dual credit for what you are already learning? The first two years of college are usually a repeat of the final years of high school. General education subjects essentially reiterate what was already learned. Dual credit provides an excellent opportunity to earn college credit for the things you’re alr ...

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  • Student of the Month: Lindsay Emo

    Barry Lenson

    Student of the Month: Lindsay Emo Lindsay Emo is StraighterLine Student of the Month for June. Unlike other students who we’ve profiled on this blog in the past, Lindsay is a high school senior. She had the vision to take a college-level course at StraighterLine. She even arranged to have the credits she earned transferred to the college of her choice. No doubt about it, Lindsay is a unique young woman. And she is notable for other reasons too. She is homeschooled and proud of it. And she is already starting to make plans for graduate school. Let’s hear what she has to say. StraighterLine:  How did you find StraighterLine? Lindsay - I was surfing the Internet for affordable online college courses. I’m a homeschooled senio ...

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  • Chicago Announces New Hybrid Schools to Serve Students Better

    Barry Lenson

    Chicago Announces New Hybrid Schools to Serve Students Better Whenever different kinds of institutions come together and combine, students usually experience significant benefits. For example, a number of American universities now have programs that let pre-medical students begin medical school while they are still in college. As a result, those students can save a year or more of college, and a bundle of money. We’ve just learned that the city of Chicago, in cooperation with IBM, is planning to open five new schools where students will complete high school and earn two-year associates degrees at the same time. It’s an innovative idea, even though it may take some students more than four years to earn both the high school diploma an ...

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