Melanie Laughman Cincinnati Enquirer Published 10:12 PM EDT Oct 30, 2018 After our experience over the past year, I'm convinced the biggest indicator of how well a student will do in college has to do with how well they navigate the college application and selection process. Not ACT testing. Not straight A's in high school. Not overloading their schedules with activities that boost their resume. Don't get me wrong; those things are terribly important to actually getting into college. But, a year after going through the college two-step with my youngest, I can now see what ultimately served her now she's there. Keep in mind, I applied to college 30 years ago so learning there was such a thing as the Common App in 2017-2018 fascinated me. I put a four-page paper application and typewritten essay (yes, on a typewriter) in the mail to the one school that had the best journalism program in the region. My ACT score wasn't exceptional, but I got in. My room/board and … [Read more...] about Take 5: Going through college admission process? A parent’s thoughts
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CASTLETON — Castleton University has been given permission to offer distance education for programs in accounting and nursing. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accepted Castleton’s proposal to offer online education that will allow successful students to earn a master’s degree in accounting and allow registered nurses with an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degrees. Castleton University. (Provided Photo) The university can launch the program immediately, but because it’s tied to the school semester, the first sessions are expected to start in the fall 2018 semester. Karen Scolforo, president of Castleton University, said the school has traditionally served Vermont high school graduates but the new programs will allow CU to reach a wider student population: traditional students who want to pursue a degree online, or professionals who want to pursue an advanced degree while continuing to work. Scolforo said CU plans to add other … [Read more...] about Castleton offers a pair of online degree courses
(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree.While many of these adults have completed at least some higher education classes, the demands of family life and maintaining a career, along with a lack of financial resources, can both be forces that derail these plans.Fortunately, the pathways to earning a college degree are evolving, which means a working professional now has more affordable and efficient means to finish the coursework. With a smart strategy, a busy working professional can make that dream of earning a diploma into a reality. 1. Define your goalsSome people know exactly what they want from life and how a college degree will help them fulfill their goals. Others may have more general ambitions related to finishing the … [Read more...] about 5 tips for working adults returning to college
Students walk across The Oval at Ohio State, which recently had its online undergraduate program ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor Ohio State is taking pride in a recent ranking from U.S. News and World Report that puts the university as the top Online Bachelor’s Program in the nation. This is an impressive win out of 357 schools and the material makes for a good looking banner on Ohio State’s eLearning homepage. Our online classes do not come from the shabby back door of a for-profit institution. This is an Ohio State University degree. Students are held to the same standard, the same degree of excellence and, most importantly, the same price per credit hour. A 1.5 credit hour online course that is an alternative for a traditional class costs Ohio students $585. This is justifiably the same price as a class that uses air conditioning and an hour and a half of a professional’s time every week. Online … [Read more...] about All Jokes Aside: Ohio State ranks first for online undergraduate programs, beats University of Phoenix
Screen Test Amanda Gould says online education is a natural outgrowth of Bay Path’s efforts to serve non-traditional students. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of growth in what’s known as online, or distance, learning at U.S. colleges and universities. But a newer trend is seeing students fresh out of high school — not just the working adults that have dominated the online-learning world — logging on as well. At a time of changing demographics in higher education, area schools that have embraced the distance model simply say they’re meeting students where they want to be. Before online college courses were a thing — heck, before ‘online’ was a thing — attending college was tougher for some than others, and for many, finding a path to a degree while working and raising a family was too high a scheduling hurdle. Amanda Gould, chief administrative officer for the American Women’s College (TAWC) at Bay Path University, … [Read more...] about Why Is Online Learning Seeing a Surge in Popularity?