Posted on October 31, 2018
“The college-affordability crisis can at times feel like a problem with a million responses but no clear solution. Students often graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, or, even worse, they drop out of college and are still left with debt to pay off.”
Posted on October 29, 2018
“Student veterans face unique challenges as they readjust to civilian life, and we are dedicated and proud to have multiple centers and services available to empower them through the transition.”
Posted on October 24, 2018
Berklee College of Music’s online program, priced at just over a third of tuition for the Massachusetts institution’s face-to-face degree offerings, raised eyebrows when it got off the ground in 2013. Conventional wisdom that online programs require more resources to produce had taken hold, and pricing models that favor online students were few and far between.
Posted on October 23, 2018
Did someone say free?!
Posted on October 18, 2018
Vigilantly choosing which online courses to take, with which professors and in what order will affect your satisfaction with the program and academic success.
- Determine what kind of direction best fits your needs:
Understanding the differences between types of online classes: Distance, mixed, and fully online. And understanding which best aligns with your schedule will assist you to choose courses. Make certain to also factor in your knowing preferences and personality; for instance, a more extroverted student might prefer online classes with live lectures.
- Think about a lighter load initially:
To prevent becoming overwhelmed or possibly leaving, think about whether you require to progress through an online program quickly; there may be no factor to rush.
Lots of online colleges now have numerous start dates throughout the year beyond the common fall, spring and summertime terms. If you are balancing a variety of top priorities, think about starting with simply one class and examining your development prior to including more. Ask your academic advisor to help you create a tailored course completion plan if you have a graduation date in mind.
- Determine the right course:
If you are signing up for a popular course, it’s likely the school at the same time offers many of the same course taught by various professors. While the curriculum and discovering outcomes might equal from area to area, the syllabus or teaching style is normally is not.
You can check out ratemyprofessors.com to learn about other students’ experiences with a certain professor. This will guarantee you pick a course area with a teacher kept in high regard.
- Start coursework early:
After signing up for online courses, it’s possible to begin discovering online prior to the course starts. Look into your syllabus and see what you’re in for. You can usually get a sense of time commitment, what materials
If the course has a required or suggested book, you can wait and find out if you will actually need the book. A lot of professors will post just what you need on your student portal, saving you the cost. If you are totally unfamiliar with the content or are rusty on the requirement product, take advantage of the numerous totally free, premium open academic resources or other free online classes or just read a preview of the book on Amazon.
- Understand the distinction between dropping and withdrawing from a course:
Numerous colleges provide a ‘drop’ period of about a week after classes begin when students can remove or add classes with little or no penalty. To benefit from this, examine your fit with a course early. Withdrawing from a class means that it will not usually affect your GPA, but you will be required to pay for the class. Withdrawing from a class can usually be done up until the end of the semester, depending on your school’s policy.
The takeaway: Many decisions accompany registering for online courses. Asking your academic advisor thoughtful concerns; diligently checking out all course choices, areas and start dates; and making strategic course selections will boost your academic success. Good luck!
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Posted on October 15, 2018
Getting adult learners to shore #4wbfm
Posted on October 10, 2018
“STEM, STEM, STEM”
WhatsBestforMe, Inc. Launches Higher Education’s First Student Recruitment Platform to Match Learners of All Ages with Appropriate Post-Secondary Schools
Posted on October 9, 2018
Founder and Team’s Intent is to Disrupt Decades-old Student Recruitment Paradigm
BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WhatsBestforMe, Inc. unveiled today its revolutionary new online-based higher education student recruitment platform, one that allows higher ed institutions to identify candidate profiles and acquire them in a fast, efficient and exclusive manner.
The platform is comprised of three elements: the college recruitment-focused www.CollegeLeadExchange.com; the prospective student-facing www.WhatsBestforMe.com; and www.BestValueColleges.org, a site dedicated to assessing and recognizing schools beyond existing rankings services.
The announcement was made by WhatsBestforMe, Inc. founder and CEO, L. Joseph Schmoke, and Barry Layne, the company’s COO/CMO.
“Admissions offices within higher education are spending billions a year on a process that has not changed much in a half-century,” said Schmoke. “I’ve spent decades starting companies that disrupted legacy processes and industries, and student recruitment is the process that needs change now.”
CollegeLeadExchange.com is a dynamic, cloud-based platform designed exclusively for schools to connect with prospective students. Schools register on the platform, specifying student traits and interests; that data is then matched with prospective enrollees who have indicated those same interests.
Student-facing WhatsBestforMe.com, a mirror image to CollegeLeadExchange.com, provides students the platform entry point to register their targeted educational goals. Recruiters then have immediate access to these high-intent candidates.
“Over the last two years, thousands of prospective students told us what they want from an institution and how to be noticed by schools that meet their needs,” said Layne. “Nearly 100 higher education marketing and recruitment professionals also told us what kind of students will best fill their programs and what they want to know about them before they make direct contact. It is that combination of first-party data from both prospective students and schools that helps power our dynamic and efficient platform.”
The BestValueColleges.org platform introduces students to schools that the company’s advisory and review team deemed to be award-worthy based on academics, costs, quality of life, and student feedback.
ABOUT WHATSBESTFORME, INC.
WhatsBestforMe, Inc. is a Boca Raton, FL-based student/college connection company that enables prospective enrollees to register with its proprietary platform www.WhatsBestforMe.com and colleges to do the same at www.CollegeLeadExchange.com, where they can identify candidate profiles and acquire them in a fast, efficient, exclusive manner. It also supports www.BestValueColleges.org, the leading independent award program in higher education.
Posted on October 4, 2018
“It would be nice if we could say, ‘Along with your scholarship, here’s an extra 10 hours a week.'”
Posted on October 3, 2018
Hard work DOES pay off #4wbfm