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  • There’s Still Time to Take Summer Classes!

    There’s Still Time to Take Summer Classes!
    Beth Dumbauld

    Does it seem like the start of the school year is suddenly just around the corner? Feeling stressed because you intended to enroll in classes this summer but never quite got around to it? Somehow, summer seems like it should be endless, but the truth is, it only lasts around 12 weeks. If you need to earn credit this summer -- don't worry -- you still have time.  It’s absolutely possible to meet your summer college goals -- and earn college credit. We'll show you how. Take a Good Look at Why You Have Not Started Your Course Is your schedule, or lack of schedule, getting in the way of your course plans? For many students, setting aside a specific time to complete your required academic work is essential. Or perhaps you have set ...

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  • 5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses

    5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    As an online learner, you may have found yourself asking, “What does it take to succeed in my courses?” Every day at StraighterLine, we help online learners do just that. Our affordable, self-paced courses are designed with student success in mind, but it’s good to consider that some strategies can be adopted that will further contribute to a successful online learning experience. Here are some tips to help you become an online student success story: 1 - Don’t Give Up. This may seem like a no-brainer, but simple persistence is perhaps the biggest factor in making it as an online student. You may encounter roadblocks along the way that aren’t typically found in traditional classroom-based education: technical difficulties, for ...

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a College Student

    The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a College Student
    Beth Dumbauld

    This summer, invest in yourself by taking online college classes to earn college credit. By taking your summer college courses online, you can learn anywhere, anytime – and at your own pace ...

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  • StraighterLine’s Free eTextBooks Eliminate Costs, Adds Convenience for Online Students

    StraighterLine’s Free eTextBooks Eliminate Costs, Adds Convenience for Online Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    Online students can take their courses anywhere, anytime. So shouldn’t they be able to access their textbooks online as well? For free, if possible? At StraighterLine, our mission is to help students reach their educational goals by providing an affordable and convenient way to earn online college credit. So, to provide an even greater value to our students -- to make our courses even more affordable and more convenient -- we now include StraighterLine eTextbooks for free with our courses. You asked. We listened. At StraighterLine, we realize that one major obstacle standing in the way of college student achievement is the extraordinary cost of textbooks. We’ve seen the great lengths our students have gone through to track down affor ...

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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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