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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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