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  • Five Essential Elements That Should Be in Every Adult Student’s Tool Kit

    Five Essential Elements That Should Be in Every Adult Student’s Tool Kit
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Western International University The face of the average college student is changing, with more working adults heading back to school to complete degrees and enhance their careers. Being an adult learner means bringing life experience to the table, but it also means juggling more responsibilities alongside coursework – including working, managing a home and family commitments. That’s why there are five essential elements that every adult learner should have in their arsenal of tools to support educational and college success: 1 - Technology Whether you’re attending class on campus or obtaining an education through online study, the right technology can help streamline the learning process. In addition to a quality computer ...

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  • College Trends: Top 10 Bachelor's and Associate Degrees and Majors

    College Trends: Top 10 Bachelor's and Associate Degrees and Majors
    Beth Dumbauld

    Thinking about earning your college degree? Considering possible majors? For some careers, a four-year bachelor’s degree may be essential to just be considered for a new position; for others, a two-year associate degree may be credential enough to get you the job. Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! As you research degree programs and consider majors that can help you get that promotion or enable a career change, take a look at the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics on the most popular bachelor's and associate degrees. Though the popularity of a major doesn't necessarily reflect top pay upon graduation, the data does provide the full spectrum of degr ...

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  • Finding a Flexible Path to a Business Degree: A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    Arif Hoque had always planned on earning his bachelor’s degree, but he had never planned on earning his degree online. Life, however, had other plans. After he graduated from high school, he intended on enrolling at a college with a traditional campus – but then he got extremely ill. So ill, that it took him nearly 3 years to even begin recovering. But that didn’t stop Arif. While he recovered, he looked for other ways to continue his education. He had completed some classes at a local community college, but quickly discovered that he preferred taking courses online so he could study at his own pace while he regained his health, especially on the days he wasn't feeling well. Want to know how to get started? Get your free perso ...

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  • 10 Questions to Help You Choose a Competency-Based Degree Program

    10 Questions to Help You Choose a Competency-Based Degree Program
    Beth Dumbauld

    [Updated October 2015} Considering earning a competency-based degree? Smart move. In a competency-based degree (CBE) program, student success is measured by learning, not seat time, class attendance, or credit hours. You earn a degree by demonstrating skills and knowledge in required subject areas through a series of carefully designed courses. The advantage to this approach is straightforward - you are rewarded for hard work and prior experience. If you are a working adult looking to accelerate your time to graduation and acquire skills that employers value, a competency-based degree program may be your best choice. But how do you know which one is right for you? Working while earning your degree? Download our free Gui ...

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  • Are You Ready to Finish What You Started? Webinar

    Are You Ready to Finish What You Started? Webinar
    Beth Dumbauld

    Did you know that the StraighterLine + WGU partnership offers students: - A $50 discount on your WGU tuition for each StraighterLine course you transfer, up to $200 - A $65 WGU application fee waiver - Eligibility to apply for a $2000 scholarship when you transfer 4 or more StraighterLine courses Your college degree has become more affordable, more flexible, and more relevant now that you can get credit for prior knowledge, take courses on your schedule, and get degree savings with StraighterLine. More and more working adults are reducing their cost of college by taking advantage of the guaranteed credit transfer and money saving partnership between StraighterLine and WGU, and as a result, are avoiding student debt and incre ...

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