10 Tips You Need to Know to Get Quicker, Better Advising Help

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014

When you first apply to college, the idea seems simple. You are ready to take the required classes, write papers, pass your exams and eventually earn a college degree. But then the anxiety sets in: What is this academic evaluation? How do I read it? What classes am I supposed to take? How do I register? General education courseswhat are those???

You don’t have to figure all of this out on your own; academic advising can guide you through your college experience, interpret your academic

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Majors and Degree Programs , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Student Services , Taking Courses

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Finding Military Financial Aid and Scholarships

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whether its preparing for a civilian career, frequent deployments, advancing your rank, earning your degree while serving your country, figuring out your GI Bill benefits or navigating the challenges of having a family member on active duty… there’s a lot to handle if you are a member of the United States military, a military spouse or veteran. This leaves you little or no time to identify scholarships or financial assistance.


Getting the financial aid you deserve can prove tricky to

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Tags: Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Scholarships and Financial Aid , Veterans , Work-Life Balance

9 Deadly Habits Every Student Should Avoid

Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

While there are an infinite number of strategies and tactics that can drive a student’s success, there are only a handful of reasons that may lead a student to crash in failure. But those reasons are MAJOR. And, oftentimes, hard to avoid. But not impossible.

By understanding the pitfalls that often plague students, you can better prepare for your own college success. Whether you are just learning how to navigate a work/life balance, or searching for a reason why going back to college is so

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Tags: Advising , Going Back to College , Online Tools and Resources , Student Services , Study Tips , Taking Courses , Time Management , Work-Life Balance

Do You Have the Skills Necessary for Your Dream Career?

Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2014

By Roxanne L. Globis
Director of Alumni Affairs

Whether you’re looking to start, change or advance your career, career planning can get complicated.

And time consuming.

And confusing.

And a thousand other challenges.

However, if you create a plan, the more effective you will be in your job search. Let that plan help you research, discover and cultivate the skills you’ll need for your chosen career, and you can ensure success for the future you. Here are five online tools

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Tags: Alumni , Career , Military and Veterans , Student Services , Veterans

Scared of Math? 5 Considerations to Overcome Math Anxiety

Posted Thursday, April 03, 2014

By Todd Siben, Assistant Director
Prior Learning/Portfolio Assessment

Concerned about the math requirements in your degree? Perhaps it’s been 20 years - or more - since you studied math. Depending on your degree program, fulfilling your math requirement may not be as difficult as you think.


Consider Fit
First consider the degree you have chosen and the math requirement for that degree. Ask yourself, "Have I chosen a degree appropriate for my own ability?" For example, since

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Majors and Degree Programs , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses