5 Secrets to Picking a Degree Program Right for You

Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Do what you love,” said every person you ask for career and college advice, ever.

That answer is not always the case. In fact, there’s no easy way to decide which degree program is the best for you. “Doing what you love” may not be an option. Maybe you’re unsure of the occupational prospects, or a major lifestyle change is just not possible with your family responsibilities. Or, perhaps your transfer credits fit better into another area of study, and are the

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Tags: Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs

The What, Why and How of Honor Cords at Commencement [Infographic]

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Graduating from college is an incredible achievement. In recognition of this accomplishment, the commencement ceremony is a graduate’s day of celebration, the culmination of hard work and determination with every stride across the stage. Long a tradition at commencement, honor cords are worn for the ceremony, with each color recognizing the wearer as a recipient of a significant achievement or award. But what are these colors? What do they signify? And why do they mean anything at Thomas Edison

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Tags: Commencement

15 Must Have Back-to-School Supplies for Adult Students

Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Kids don’t have to be the only ones enjoying the perks of school-shopping season. Whether you took the summer off, began a new degree program or just want to share in the back-to-school mood for another term, grab these college basics sure to improve your focus and make the grade.  

1. Textbooks

It’s going to be pretty difficult to study without them. Get yours early so you don’t miss out on any key readings and course discussions. 

2. Planner/

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation

10 Signs You Have More College-Level Knowledge Than You Think

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Are you consulted as an expert in your industry? Are you a respected hobbyist in a specific field? Or is your resume just full of skills, expertise and experiences? If so, you may be able to translate that knowledge into college credit.

All too often, students think that only the courses they take sitting in a classroom will transfer as college credit. However, transfer credit can include professional licenses and certifications, military training and professional training. You can also earn credit

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Student Services , Transfer Credits

5 Smart Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Going Back to School

Posted Tuesday, September 09, 2014

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

If several years have passed since your first try at college, it’s natural to feel anxious about going back to school as an adult with more responsibilities and obligations. Or you may remember all too well the pressures and demands you experienced while trying the first time. Whatever your motives for leaving, or hesitation to return, if these

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation