time to advance your career? Work at your dream job? Snag that promotion?
holding you back?
adults, it’s going back to college to earn that degree. But the college scene
is rapidly changing. Not only are more adult and nontraditional students going
back to college, but there are also more ways to earn your degree that fits
It’s time to
debunk the myths that are keeping you from going back to college.
Myth: I’ll Be In A Class Full Of Teenagers
definition of the typical college student has changed. According to a recent study, the nontraditional student is the new
majority on college campuses. On the first day of class, you’re very likely to meet
students who are going back to college while balancing careers and family.
Myth: I Can Only Take Classes In A Classroom
just brick and mortar anymore. If you’re still hesitant about stepping into the
classroom, consider earning your degree online.
talking degree mills. Many accredited public universities offer online degrees
with the same rigorous standards as a traditional classroom education.
graduate with an official university diploma that doesn’t point out your online
degree doesn’t mean complete seclusion. Message board discussions and group
project collaboration keep the social interaction engaging without the face
Myth: I Won’t Fit In
are structured as cohort programs. This means you take all your classes with
the same students at the same time. Moving through the program together builds trust,
respect and camaraderie among you and your classmates through team projects and
Myth: I Have Too Many Credits To Earn
programs are designed so that you have to sit through all the class lectures,
even on subjects you already know from your years of work experience.
But not all
programs. Competency-based degrees like NAU’s Personalized Learning degrees
let you receive credit for what you already know.
After showing proficiency by testing out of lessons you
already know, you can then move forward to study lessons you want to explore.
Myth: I Can’t Keep Up
hard deadlines for class assignments and projects is tough, especially when
balancing a career and family while going back to college.
degrees were designed with this in mind. That’s why with Personalized
Learning, you can move as fast or as paced as you
want to earn your college degree.
If your week
is busy, slow down on your lessons. If you’re on a roll with your lessons, keep
going. The pace is up to you.
Going back to college is a commitment, but it can be done. Whether you choose to earn your degree online, in the classroom
a competency-based degree program, you’ll have the support from your peers
and the guidance from your professors to make it happen.
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