Going Back to School Blog Posts

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The Great Debate: Is College Worth the Cost?

by Sonya Krakoff |  January 11, 2018

In recent years, more and more people are wondering if college is worth the cost, in light of high tuition rates and student loan debt. The answer is yes - and here's why. READ MORE >>

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Slay Your College Admissions Essay With These Easy Tips

by Melissa Marcello |  November 14, 2017

Many adult students are intimidated at the prospect of writing an admissions essay. But the process is much simpler than you might have imagined!  READ MORE >>

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The Top 5 Characteristics of a Best Online College

by Sonya Krakoff |  August 16, 2017

What truly makes an institution a "best online college"? There's some debate about the criteria by which online colleges are rated, but it's generally agreed that engaged and experienced faculty, student support, high-quality curriculum, accessible and dynamic classrooms, and regional accreditation are essential to creating a top online college.  READ MORE >>

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The Benefits of Going Back to School: Higher Earning Potential for College Graduates 

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 24, 2017

Making the decision to go back to school to earn a degree can be difficult, and you may find yourself wondering if it's really worth it. While there are many meaningful benefits associated with getting a degree, perhaps the most quantifiable is the earning potential for college graduates as compared with those with no degree.  READ MORE >>

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10 Top Reasons to Go Back to School This Fall

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 19, 2017


If you've been considering going back to school to start or finish your degree, it might feel like it's never the right time: when you're busy with family commitments and work responsibilities, finding the time to fit school in can seem like an impossible challenge. That's why there's no better time than right now to take the plunge! With back-to-school season quickly approaching, your degree is likely on your mind, and there's still time to apply for a fall start. Need convincing? Here are the top reasons to go back to school this fall.  READ MORE >>

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The ABCs of College Applications for Adult Students

by Melissa Marcello |  July 15, 2017

Many adult students are intimidated by the college application process, and are afraid they won't "do it right." Luckily, it's a simpler process than you might think - it's just important to know what schools are looking for, especially those designed to serve adult learners. Melissa Marcello, Executive Director of Champlain College Online, breaks down what to keep in mind as you're applying to a degree program.  READ MORE >>