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What Does It Take To Be An Online Student?

Attending school online has come a long way. Not too long ago, online classes only had the basic necessities required to pass a class: assignment list, announcements and drop box for completed work. Today, online classrooms might not differ as much from a traditional education as you might think. A main difference between online and traditional schooling can be the element of flexibility: you can customize your schedule to suit your lifestyle.... more

Secrets from the Admissions Office

“Go back to school now? I don’t think that is possible. There is no way I can fit school into my schedule.” Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, you are not alone. It’s something college admissions counselors from Colorado Technical University hear from numerous spouses on a daily basis. Many spouses are dealing with similar concerns that could prevent them from starting their education: I’m raising kids alone while my ... more

How to Use Military Life in a College Application

How to use your military life in a college essay

When it comes to your college application essay, you probably are not going to write about the three months you spent "finding yourself" in the Seychelles. The value of your spring break trip through Patagonia seems equally doubtful. We're guessing you won't even be writing about the 107 cats you saved from that burning building last year. Why? Because that is not your life. The military is. And you want to know how to use your milita... more

Squeeze Every Dime From MyCAA

Graduation Cap and Books

If you have been a milspouse for more than a year, you have probably heard a lot of complaints about MyCAA, the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses. The complaints are all true -- MyCAA offers less money than it used to. The limited rank availability can make starting and finishing your degree (while balancing the financial needs of your household) while you’re still eligible a little tricky. Also, if you want t... more

5 Steps to Transfer College Credits During a PCS

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It also puts you in good standing when you do have to PCS: Students who transfer mid-college with a two-year degree already in hand are a lot more likely to get their bachelor's degree. Seventy-two percent of associate's degree holders who transfer mid-schooling still get their bachelor's degree. "I should have done that," Rachel said. "I had that option, and I really regret not taking it. If I had an associate's right now, even if I sti... more

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