The Key to Online College Classes - Have It Your Way

 
Never before has online education been more esteemed than today. In most circles online learning is haled as a viable alternative to traditional classroom settings. Not long ago, distance learning was perceived as trendy, faddish and nuvo. What's happening to change that? The driving forces behind the online education phenomena are convenience and demand. Two reasons you can obtain an education and "have it your way." How are the terms demand and convenience important to online education? Let's take a look....
 

How Parents Can Help Allieviate The Stress of Getting Into College

 
Getting into college is a stressful experience for most high school students. However, there are steps that parents can take to help alleviate the stress and make the experience more positive. To begin with, parents should make the process about "you" not "we" when discussing college choices, allowing the student to have a sense of empowerment or independence over the college selection and application process. Parents should NEVER fill out applications, call schools or schedule appointments for their children with guidance counselors or admissions officers....
 

An Online Degree Has Never Been Easier to Obtain

 
Online education is steadily gaining acceptance in the academic world and more people than ever are completing courses online, working toward a degree. Online education at the higher level is no longer looked down on by the rest of the academic world and more colleges and universities are offering online programs every day. In fact, there are now so many resources available to someone interested in earning a college degree online that they can be hard to keep track of. There are, however, a number of web sites that have been designed to provide something of a resource center for those interested in pursuing online education....
 

Dont Graduate - What Students Should Know About College, But No One Ever Tells Them

 
For all the students even dreaming about going to college, I have one piece of advice: don't graduate. Yes. You heard me. Don't graduate. I'm sure dozens of intelligent people have told you that you need to go to college and get good grades so you can get a good job that will provide good benefits. Well, the bad news about all of this good news is that it is cruel propaganda. Let me explain why. Year after year, I watch you work hard and earn good grades (some of you, at least). You receive honors and awards for your achievements....
 

The Pros and Cons of an Online College Degree

 
Getting a college degree online seemingly appears to be a very convenient way to gain further education without having to inconvenience your home life. An easier way to obtain an edge in the working world is by getting that online college degree that you've always wanted, without having to leave the comfort of your own home. All of this may very well be true, but there are a few things that a person should consider before becoming financially tethered to an online college or university. Can you make the time?...
 

College Freshman: How to Get Over Homesickness

 
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, studying abroad or going to college in your hometown - it's natural to have a period of adjustment when you leave home. Experiencing new things and meeting different people can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Sometimes, it can make you feel a deep desire to return to the people and situations you know best. Accept that things will be different, but different isn't bad or wrong. Part of maturing is learning to be flexible in different situations, so this is all part of the process of preparing you for a fantastic future....
 

Reducing the Administrative Burden for Further Education Colleges

 
The introduction of the Government's Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in September 2004 meant that more young people from poorer backgrounds could afford to stay on in further education instead of being forced to find work. But the scheme brought with it an extra administrative burden for further education (FE) colleges. They now have to manage enrolment in the scheme, monitor attendance and notify the Assessment and Payment Body of their decisions to pay EMA students, or not pay, where applicable....
 

Write Your Way Into University - The Personal Statement

 
This article will offer insight into how you should approach your personal statement. One of the typical complaints of Admission Officers is that student personal statements all seem the same; unfortunately, students normally read a number of sample statements on the internet and automatically write a typical personal statement from the range of available sample personal statements found on websites. It is important to put yourself in the shoes of the Admissions Officer: why would your personal statement be unique, how are you different from the other candidates?...
 

No one knows exactly how every school goes about the acceptance and elimination process, and no two schools follow exactly the same guidelines. However, it's safe to assume that they go about their arduous task something like this:

 
Next, they look for professionally prepared applications with thought provoking, interesting, and grammatically flawless essays. They are most impressed with student resumes dating back ten years, detailing academic life, extra curricular activities including community service hours, and a cleverly written special essay, perhaps entitled, "Why I Must Attend The University of?" Admissions committees are ever on the alert for uniquely talented students in the arts, or those having demonstrated exceptional athletic potential....
 
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