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Everything About Accelerated Degree Programs

5 Strategies to Succeed in College this New Year

Posted by Tammie Marry on Fri, Dec 21, 2018

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to return to college, or attend for the first time, and become one of the over 20 million projected to be enrolled in 2019, we have some tips to help you ensure your college success. To prevent your resolution winding up like those of so many others, follow these strategies. 

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Treat Studying Like a Job

Posted by Tammie Marry on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

It may not seem logical, but you actually have more time on your hands in college than you do in high school. High school is typically 8 hours a day, five days a week, for 40 hours of class. A typical college semester is only 12 to 16 hours a week of class.

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Going Back to College like a Boy Scout

Posted by Tammie Marry on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Back to college? Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned senior, it’s not unusual to feel a little anxiety and stress about the start of a college semester. The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared,” and that is sound advice for those heading back to school. The start of a new semester can be chaotic, so it is important to get started the right way. Here are some tips to help make the transition from summer to class time easier.

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4 Myths About Credit-by-Exam

Posted by Tammie Marry on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

It's no secret that a college education is expensive. The average cost for the 2016-17 school year for tuition and fees was $9,650 – an increase of several hundred dollars over 2015-16 period.

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Spending Your Spring Break Looking for the Perfect College Options

Posted by Tammie Marry on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Most students want to take a break from classes during spring break. However, while it might be fun to go to the beach, a smart choice would be to consider your college options by touring the campuses of some of the colleges you are interested in attending. Spring breaks vary between schools, so the chances are good that you’ll be able to take a tour while college classes are in session. Let’s look at how college tours work, and how to get the most out of your tour.

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Transferring College Credits Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Posted by Dina Francis on Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Although 70% of Americans will study at a four-year college, fewer than 1/3 of them will graduate - despite the fact that those without a college degree are twice as likely to be unemployed. 30% of those students will drop out after the first year. What happens to any credits that have been earned if the student realizes how important a degree is and decides to go back to school?

If you are one of those that has left college, but you are thinking of going back - even if it is for a degree in another field or to a different school – you should know that many of your previously earned credits are probably eligible for transfer.

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Boo! 5 Truly Scary Things About College Matriculation

Posted by Dina Francis on Fri, Oct 07, 2016

College matriculation is the gateway to a rewarding and better paying career. Studies have shown that a college graduate will earn $2 million more in a working lifetime than someone who only has a high school degree. That can buy a lot of Halloween candy! However, there are some pretty scary truths that today’s college students need to face. So, put on your fright wig and grab some candy to get in the Halloween spirit as we look at some frightening facts about getting your college degree – and the secrets to overcoming them.

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Tags: College Credits, College Success

8 Ways Online College Classes Can Be Better Than Traditional Classroom Settings

Posted by Dina Francis on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

There is little question today that an online education can be as good as an education received through traditional methods. A recent poll of educators reveals that 77% feel online college classes are just as good as traditional classroom settings. Employers won’t know, or care, about the source of your degree. However, can an argument be made that online degree programs might be BETTER than the traditional classroom setting? To find the answer, let’s take a look at eight things online college classes taught with live instruction can offer that traditional classes cannot.

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Dreaming of My College Options: From Fantasy to Reality

Posted by Dina Francis on Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Many of you may be asking yourself, “Is a college education really worth it?” The answer is a resounding “YES!” - if an extra million dollars and increased career satisfaction sounds good to you. Studies show that the average lifetime earnings difference between those with a college degree and a high school diploma is nearly one million dollars. Studies also show that 59% of those with a college degree have a sense of importance and accomplishment in their jobs, but only 36% of those with just a high school diploma feel the same way.

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5 Reasons Why a Fast Track Program Might Be Right for You

Posted by Dina Francis on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Studies show that it is more important than ever to get your degree, and those who don’t risk falling further and further behind. A fast track degree program can help many achieve the goal of a degree and stay ahead in the game. The five reasons below can help you determine if a fast track program is right for you – and show why Achieve Test Prep’s programs could be just what you need.

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Tags: College Success, Accelerated College Degree, Credit by Examination

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