Thinking through the online education phenomenon

The phrase, Online Education, refers to many different things.  Online education ranges from one-time training seminars to entire Master’s programs.  It is amazing how much you can accomplish through the Internet.  But before you sign up, you need to think first, then decide.  There are always pros and cons to any decision.  Here are a few common […]

Ways to get an Inside Look at a potential college or school

Shadow a student or spend a day attending real classes – get a sense for the culture and atmosphere Find Someone on a social network…pick one.  And introduce yourself as a prospective student.  See what they have to say about their school, their experience. Meet with a professor or academic adviser one-on-one.  Ask as many questions as […]

Ten factors to consider when choosing a school or college

Tuition & Additional Costs – Can you afford the costs?  Have a plan. Location – Does the school have a nearby campus, online courses, both? Program Selection – Does the School offer a broad array of courses or just a few very specialized courses (what is right for you?) Student to Faculty Ratio – How big is […]