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  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana a Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re eager to earn a degree from a top American university that is innovative, flexible, demanding and fun too, consider Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA), StraighterLine’s newest Partner College. NSULA is traditional and innovative at the same time, and that is a combination that can work beautifully for you. Here’s what makes NSULA unique . . . More than 100 different majors to choose from. No matter what kind of career path you are following, you will find a program of study at NSULA that’s close to perfect for you. Check them all out HERE. Some highlights include: Business Education Educational Technology Nursing and Allied Health Science Computer Science Social Work Criminal Justice ...

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  • How Online Courses Can Help You Transfer Colleges

    Barry Lenson

    “A Third of Students Transfer Before Graduating, and Many Head Toward Community Colleges,” a 2012 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, cites statistics compiled by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Transfer rates are similar for full- and part-time students, 32.6 and 33.9 percent, respectively . . .  More than a quarter of all transfers cross state lines, and students' preferred destination is public two-year institutions (except when those are the origin). The most common time for transfer, the report says, is in a student's second year.” So the message is clear. If you’re thinking of leaving your current college behind and transferring to another school, you’re not alone. And the good news is th ...

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  • StraighterLine Student of the Month: Melissa Molina

    Barry Lenson

    Melissa Molina has taken seven StraighterLine classes, and she plans to take more. Why is she such a committed StraighterLine student? “I added the money up and discovered that they cost me an average of about $50 per class,” Melissa ways with a laugh.  But when you talk to this energetic young New Yorker, you learn that StraighterLine did more than just save her money. Here are notes from a recent conversation. StraighterLine:  What led you to StraighterLine? Melissa Molina:  There I was in my twenties. I had a good job as an office manager in a radiology practice, but I realized that if I wanted to advance my career, I needed to earn a college degree.  So I went online and found StraighterLine. I have to say, I was ...

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  • Paul Smith’s College a Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    Paul Smith’s College – also known as The College of the Adirondacks – is different from any other college in America. Can you name another degree-granting college that is located in a beautiful, immense park, for example? Well, Paul Smith’s is. It’s located in the Adirondack Park of New York State. Can you name another college that has created a unique approach to learning that is based on its location? Well, Paul Smith’s has. The structure of every course and major program of studies – from forestry to culinary arts - has evolved from the college’s natural setting. To quote from the college’s website . . . “Studying here at Paul Smith's College is unique in that the campus becomes your laboratory. Whether your ...

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  • New York Times Reporter Takes MOOC courses and Tells All

    Barry Lenson

    A New York Times reporter named A.J. Jacobs recently took a handful of Massive Open Online Courses. He then reported about them in an article that appeared in the Times on April 20, entitled “Two Cheers for Web U!” Jacobs even created this report card for the MOOC courses that he took... Jacobs awarded his professors a grade of B+. He awarded convenience a grade of A. He awarded teacher-student interaction a grade of D. He awarded student-to-student a grade of B-. He awarded assignments a grade of B-. He gave his overall MOOC course experience a B. Jacobs also offers some fun anecdotes about certain classmates who developed crushes on online professors, about his own frustrated efforts to develop relationships with o ...

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