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Get ahead this summer with an online class – even if you’re not

 

By Stefanie Fontanez
If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:
1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.
2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 
3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.
4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.
5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.
So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 
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By Stefanie Fontanez


If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:


1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.


2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 


3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.


4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.


5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.


So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 


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Online Bussiness Administraion Classes Can Enhance You Career

By Rex Kingman

If you’re a parent or otherwise non-tradtional student who is also working a full- the-college-prostime job, taking online business administration classes might be preferable to attending traditional college classes. Earning your degree online can be a good way to advance your career, but keep in mind that finding the right program is often a tricky task. There are a number of factors that must be considered before you begin your studies.

Obtaining an online degree in business administration can mean earning an associates degree, a bachelors degree, or a masters degree. If you have taken college courses  in the past, you may be able to transfer some of your credits to reduce the
amount of time it takes to complete your degree. Some programs also have accelerated learning options, but the fast pace of the coursework can be challenging if you have many other personal commitments to juggle as well.

Be careful when choosing to enroll in an online business administration degree program that is not affiliated with a traditional brick and mortar college. While online learning is becoming increasingly popular, many people still see an online
degree as a low grade education.

Once you begin taking classes to obtain an online business administration degree, it’s very crucial that you stay on a consistent schedule as much as possible. While taking online business administration classes is convenient, the flexible format of online learning also makes it very easy to fall behind in your work. If you don’t reserve time to study every week and ask for help if you’re having trouble understanding key concepts, it’s going to be difficult to earn the grades needed
to get your online business administration degree.

For more information on online education go to:http://UniversityPhoenixBlog.Blogspot.com

About the author:
Rex Kingman is a successful webmaster and specializes in reviews of top consumer products.

Filed under: Accounting, Career Path, Career Search, Classes, College Planning, Graduate School, Major, Master's Degree, Online Universities, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ivy League admissions: a unique way to set yourself apart and

By John Dorian Chang

Are you interested in the internet? Technology? Business? Are you simply looking to standout in college admissions? Challenge yourself to a new opportunity?

Here’s an out of the box idea that will help your quest to get into Stanford: offer to be an intern at a startup!

It’s easier than you think – it requires leg-work and initiative on your part, but it looks great on college applications and can help you move your careers and professional interests to the next level.

Here are two examples of how it can be done:

1) Search for local startups through Google. Email them with a brief description of your background, and tell them you’re interested in an unpaid part-time or summer internship.

The key here is local – these will give you the best shot since it’s convenient for you and them, and there’s greater overlap in interests, backgrounds, etc

2) Browse through the online services that you use the most and love – such as Facebook, Myspace, Imeem, and so on. Look through their websites and get in touch with human resources staff or recruiters. Explain your story. Again, offer to work in an unpaid position or any position they have available

Startups are always looking for more help, especially if it’s free. Showing initiative like that in high school will impress any company. Even if they say no, you have nothing to lose.

An internship will strengthen your college application – it will bolster your work experience and leadership/initiative-taking. It will also be one helluva story to tell in college essays or alumni interviews.

Finally – and here’s the best part – it could lead to a unique and outstanding recommendation. Everyone else just has recs from teachers – what if you got one from your CEO? Win-win-win. Harvard here we come.

This is just one example of great out-of-the-box thinking. What unique ideas do you have? Share them with me by emailing john AT hopelesstoharvard.com and I’ll give you feedback!

Unique risk-taking is a surefire way to help your chances of getting into Ivy League schools. Start today.

About the author:
Are you an average student who wants to go to Harvard? Hopeless To Harvard is the story of how a B+ student got into Harvard,
Stanford, and Princeton
. Click here to learn his strategies for admissions success. Get into Stanford now!

Filed under: Admissions, AP Courses, Applications, College Planning, Internships, Ivy League Schools, Mentoring, Social Networking, Students, Universities, , , , , , , , , ,

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