Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program

In 2019, 7.4 million adult students returned to college or started school for the first time. That figure has steadily risen over the past decade. Many adults find that their career stalls without a degree. Others hope to change to a more lucrative or rewarding profession. Although returning to school offers a path to a better life, it can be challenging to juggle the competing responsibilities of school, work, and home life. Online degree programs ease the burden by providing flexibility, which makes them a great option for adult learners. 

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Student Success Series: How to Knock out a Paper in 2 Hours or Less

Good papers are a key ingredient in the recipe for student success. Yet for many students, writing a paper is a daunting prospect. You don’t have to spend days or even weeks exhausting yourself with the tedium of writing. A few simple techniques can help you knock out a paper in just a few hours—and often in two hours or less. 

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Student Success Series: How to Balance Work and School

Sixty percent of adults have considered returning to school, with 70 percent agreeing that higher education prepares adults for successful careers. While younger students often have the freedom to focus solely on school or to study while spending just a few hours a week at a part-time job, most older learners have other responsibilities. Balancing work and school can be difficult, whether your job is full-time parenting, challenging managerial work, or something completely unrelated to the degree you pursue. 

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Words of Wisdom for the Busy Adult Student

Going back to school as an adult opens doors and can even change your life. It shows your kids that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, and it gives you the chance to finally become the person you were always meant to be. If following your dreams were easy, though, everyone would do it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re deep in the trenches of balancing work, school, and family life. Whether you’re transitioning back to school for the first time or trying to rein in the chaos after semesters of hard work, these strategies can help you find balance—and maybe even some rest. 

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Time Management Tips from Adult Students

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes"? The same can go for advice. Unless someone understands your journey, they can't possibly have solutions that matter. That's why we went  straight to real adult students from SNU to get their take on ways they've found success as adults pursuing their educational dreams.

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The Greatest Obstacles to Graduation (And How to Overcome Them)

It goes without saying that returning to school as an adult is different than starting fresh out of high school. At this point in life, it’s likely that you have work obligations, a family to care for emotionally and financially, and have limited time between the aforementioned items. So how do you juggle it all and go back to school? It’s a balancing act that requires practice and commitment. These are the biggest challenges our students face, and here are some resources on how to overcome them.

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Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students

If you’re an adult student, odds are you have a lot of plates spinning right now. Between work, school, family, and other obligations, it may feel like keeping track of everything is an insurmountable challenge. We gathered some of our favorite online time management tools you may find useful during your journey as an adult student and beyond.

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Student Success Series: How to Ask for Help

When you’re an adult and have lived through career changes, children being born, supporting parents, and all the ups and downs of life, it can be hard to be a beginner again. However, going back to school presents challenges that can’t always be struggled through with grit. Sometimes, asking for help is the best option. To make reaching out a little less painful, we’ve collected some of our favorite tips.

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