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
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?
GARY, Ind. -- Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne is about to get her college degree. "I graduate from college on May 5," she told CBS News' Jericka Duncan. But when does she graduate from high school? May 22. Yes, it's true; Raven gets her college degree two weeks before her high school diploma. "When people hear that … they're going, 'What? How did she do that?'" Duncan said. "Yeah they think I'm lying," Raven said. She did it through online classes, year-round community college and two years at Purdue University Northwest. Her semester-long college courses counted as a full year of high school credit. "Sophomore, that was the most work. I had five high school classes, four college classes," she said. Raven attends the 21st Century Charter High School in Gary, Indiana. The school is surrounded by dilapidated buildings, a common sight throughout the city. Everyone here is required to take college classes on a college campus in order to graduate. Some get just a few credits. Five of … [Read more...] about Indiana teen graduating from college before getting high school diploma
Hello aspiring entrepreneurs! We're so excited that you're interested in applying to the"Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Edition" class.Class will be starting March 13, 2018 at the RAMP Virginia Western location.This course will enable you to “bootstrap” your way into a successful business rather than undertaking significant financial risk. You'll learn to identify problems, find solutions and make customer connections through an iterative experimental process.It's ideal for anyone seeking to:- Transition from employee to independent worker"Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Edition" is a career-credit course offered by Virginia Western Community College in its classroom in the new RAMP Business Accelerator in downtown Roanoke, 709 S. Jefferson St. The curriculum will draw from the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program and "The Gig Economy," a 2016 book about surviving in the uncertain but potentially rewarding world of … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Edition (12-week/16-Hour course)- Virginia Western Community College