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Online Classes: Coronavirus Edition

In the U.S., there have been daily updates on the impact of the coronavirus in states and its impact on travels. Conferences have been canceled, study abroad trips have been postponed or canceled, and as of recent, news outlets are reporting that people avoid cruises. While this is alarming enough, colleges and universities are now …

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Studying Abroad

One of the greatest things I loved seeing while working with adult students was when they would take advantage of opportunities normally seen as only being for traditional-aged students. One of those opportunities was study abroad. I worked at a college that offered some study abroad options during a winter session, so the time spent …

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I’m Ready for College. How Do I Pay For It? *an interview with Dr. Andrea Johnson

*This article address general ways to prepare for and handle finances needed for college. According to U.S. News: Education, college tuition grew by 63% between 2008 and 2020; the average cost for in-state residents at public universities is approximately $11,260 annually ($41,426 for private). Given the rising cost of education, students and families are taking …

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Online or Brick and Mortar? Hmmm . . .

A question that has been asked a lot from prospective nontraditional students is: What’s the difference between a “regular” college and an online college? Well, in some cases, there’s not much difference, and in other cases, there are many differences. It really boils down to what one is looking for in a college experience. One …

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Part-time or Full-time study?

In last week’s blog, I mentioned taking your time to get through school, and one way to do that is attend school part-time. At some point, adult learners become frustrated with academic life. The late night study sessions, multiple paper assignments, and the tedious group projects finally take its toll on an already busy, chaotic …

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Associates, Bachelor’s, or both?

I’ve worked at a small, private college, an HBCU, and community colleges. For some time, there has always been a push for students to go to a four-year college and earn their Bachelor’s degrees. Even when people earned their Associate degrees or professional degrees, there wasn’t much talk about it in the news. But, times …

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Take Your Time – It’s Not a Race

I remember my college experience as a traditional-aged student. I would go to class, head to an extracurricular activity, and go to a part-time job a few days a week. My days were long and tiring as I tried to manage a full class load, work, and clubs/organizations. However, my ability to mentally switch from …

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