How to Earn a College Degree: When You Think You Are Too Old, Too Busy, Too Broke and Too Scared.

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Overview

This book is a resource and process guide for adults who want to develop a college education plan that will save them time and money in completing their degrees. Each chapter has information and activities to help the reader creat a plan of "action" to complete their educational goals based on their individual needs, skills, values and budgets! Chapters include such topics as: goal setting, understanding learning styles, career choices, choosing a college, selecting a major, transfer credit and getting college credit for what you already know. Distance Learning opportunities are outlined, such as using the computer and internet to learn, telecourses, and "banking" college credit. Final direction is given how to put your college plan together. This book will show adults how to save thousands of dollars and years of time off completing their college degrees!
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What People Are Saying

Annemarie Gerace
This is an excellent resource for adults finally determined to complete their dream and graduate with a college degree. The exercises and information really help identify your goals to achieve. Good resources for employees and corporations with Tuition-Assistance Plan benefits.
Carol Kleiman
Know what you want, choose a college to meet those needs and get all credit possible for life experiences...workbook [creates] a lesson plan for getting a degree while working.
Joan Bowen
Very practical guide with solutions to help adult learners make better choices for college and their career goals....real how-to information...great ideas to reduce time and money.
Nina Omelchenko
This book covers many options for adults who wish to earn college credit towards their college degree through non-classroom based learning - from the assessment of a PLA Portfolio to Internet delivered courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963649614
  • Publisher: Educational Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents


One - Learning About You
     Education goals, Learning styles, lifestyles, financing education
Two - Shopping for a College
     Choosing Your Major, Accreditation, Transfer Credit, Grades, Admissions
Three - Earn College Credit for What You Already Know
     ACE Credits, PONSI credits, Testing Programs, Portfolio Process
Four - Learn Without Sitting In a Classroom
     Telecourses, Correspondence, OnLine, "Banking" credit, External campuses
Five - Putting Your Plan Together
     General Education, Requirement Checklists
Six - Graduate School
     Admission, NonTraditional Degrees
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2002

    Both practical and inspiring - a wise investment

    Informative and encouraging book for adults who dream of getting a college degree but feel stymied by their age, time,m finances, or fears...prompts readers to develop a detailed study plan through a series of reflective and research exercises...the reward is a road map that will save you time and money. Full review: about.com under Education - Adult Continuing.

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