Going to College In America

  • How an International Student Found a Great Way to Earn College Credits Online. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    Students from around the world are discovering how taking online classes can help them earn high-quality degrees from colleges and universities based in the United States at a lower price. StraighterLine international student Hanny Gunnink is a part of this growing global trend that enables students to use online technologies to actively seek out the best educational opportunities from US schools at an affordable price. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Hanny Gunnink may live in the Netherlands, but that didn’t stop her and her family from using online courses at StraighterLine to successfully, and affordably, work towards earning a degree from a college in the United States. And that’s not the only thing t ...

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  • How to Write a Killer College Application Essay

    How to Write a Killer College Application Essay
    Barry Lenson

    In future posts, we’ll cover strategies for writing different kinds of essays – SAT essays, essays on tests, and more. Today, we’ll cover the college application essay. There are actually two kinds of college application essays . . . 1)      The writing sample that you include in the common application online. 2)      An essay that is required as part of the application for colleges where you are applying. Today, we’ll cover the second kind of essay. Here are some strategies to apply. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! First, understand why the college wants you to write an essay. The purpose of application essays is to determine what you would bring to the college community. That presen ...

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  • College for America: Recent Changes in American Higher Education Create New Opportunities for You

    Barry Lenson

    A few decades ago, the word “college” meant pretty much one thing for students who were attending college in America. If you were a born-and-bred American student, you graduated high school and then headed off to live on a college campus and complete your degree in four years. Even if you were a non-U.S. student who wanted to earn a degree at an American college or university, you followed pretty much the same path as well. You applied for a student visa and came to America to complete your college degree in four years. Today, there are many other options.  Here are just a few of the trends that have changed what it means to go to college in America today . . . More and more working adults have gone back to complete college, ear ...

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  • Going to College in America: Why Fisher College Could Be Your Top Choice

    Barry Lenson

    Students from Asia to Europe, from Africa to India, all dream of going to college in America. If it’s your dream too, here’s some important news for you. Fisher College, one of America’s highly respected New England colleges, has created a special new initiative with StraighterLine to welcome non-U.S. students. Opening its doors to foreign students is nothing new for Fisher College. In fact, 150 of the College’s 850 current students come from countries other than the United States. It’s a great American college that is waiting for you. How Can You Apply?  Start by visiting Fisher College’s International Student Partner College profile.  It will tell you about Fisher’s great Boston location, degree programs, and ...

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  • Hottest Blog Posts of 2012

    Barry Lenson

    All the posts we publish on the StraighterLine Blog are masterpieces – of course! However, some are apparently more mastery than others. These posts are the best of 2012 and a few from 2011 that continue to be some of our readers favorites. CAREERS Your resume is your landing page.  In our electronic age, your resume will work harder for you if you think of it as your personal website and apply some of these strategies. Getting into College Made Easy: How to Write Your College Admissions Essay.  Are you nervous about writing your college admissions essay? Don’t be. It is actually simpler than you expect, if you follow this advice. How to Improve your SAT Score without Spending a Cent. In fairness, there are valid reason ...

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