Nobody Ever Told Me That: The Academic Evaluation

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014

When it comes to your academic evaluation, have you ever thought, “Hey, nobody ever told me that”? Your customized academic program evaluation is an invaluable planning tool that shows you where your previously earned credit (transfer, licenses/certifications) will fit into your degree, so you can see what courses you have left to take. It is organized into the different requirements needed to earn your degree (i.e. General Education, Area of Study, Free Electives), and as each requirement is

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Earning College Credit

What is in a PLA Portfolio?

Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Documenting everything you know on a subject or topic seems… an overwhelming task, right?

Wrong.

The truth is, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is one of the most rewarding ways to earn credits because it acknowledges and validates the knowledge you have already gained in your lifetime. This is knowledge you already have – whether through work, the military, hobbies, or some kind of training – so there is no textbook or studying required!

You can earn credit for your

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Tags: Advising , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses

10 Quick Tips for Easily Solving Your Biggest Technical Issues

Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014

By Kay Howard
Student Affairs Specialist
, Learner Support Center

The online learning environment can be a demanding one. Even with the latest advances in technology, we all run into glitches but still want them solved… yesterday. Save yourself a couple of HelpDesk tickets and frantic phone calls with these 10 foolproof resolutions to your technical issues:


Technical Issue #1: I can’t submit/upload my course assignments or drag and drop, and the page keeps getting stuck.

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Tags: Advising , Online Tools and Resources , Student Services , Taking Courses

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

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