July 24, 2020

What Are CLEP Exams, and How Can They Help You?

The College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, is designed to recognize existing knowledge and experience via an exam. Depending on your individual school’s policies, passing a CLEP exam can mean earning up to three college credits and saving time and money. In this article, we provide an overview of CLEP exams and explore if they’re right for you.

August 21, 2019

How to Read and Use Military Transcripts

Joining the military provides you with an opportunity for education and training in addition to the real-world experience of serving your country. Not only does that education help you become a better soldier, but once you leave the military, you are already on the path to earning a college degree, as your military experience can be converted into college credits through the Joint Services Transcript.

August 12, 2019

Answers to Your Most Common Enrollment Questions

After finding the right online school, there are still several steps to complete before starting your academic journey. According to research, many students struggle with the enrollment process. Here’s a roundup of some of the most challenging parts of the enrollment process and how CSU helps students along the way.

July 16, 2019

6 Major Reasons Why Adults Go Back to School [Infographic]

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to school, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Maybe it’s a personal reason or maybe it’s due to job advancement. No matter the case, going back to school can change your life. Here are six reasons why adults go back to school.

April 1, 2019

How Working Adults Find a Way to Finish a College Application

Time management can be difficult for working adults, and it can be especially tricky for those of us who have decided to go back to school. We know that a degree can lead to many different career paths. Finishing that college application is the first major step in that direction. What are some strategies to help working adults take that first step and apply?

January 7, 2019

LifePace Learning® vs. Term Learning: Which Style Suits You Best?

Columbia Southern University offers two approaches to your online learning experience: LifePace Learning® and Term Learning. Each of these styles offers a unique approach to online learning that were designed especially for adult learners.

September 26, 2018

5 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Return to School

Returning to a school-focused mindset can be challenging for adult learners who have been out of a traditional classroom setting for quite some time. Columbia Southern University is here to help change the mindset of those who might be intimidated to go back to school. Here are a few reasons why fall is the perfect time to begin your journey.

May 10, 2018

Admissions Supervisor Jessica Pena Uses Personal Experience to Support Future Military Students

Recognized as one of the top schools for active-duty military members and veterans, Columbia Southern University’s military student population is approximately 40 percent. To serve students in the military or those with a spouse or parent in the military, CSU employs many staff and faculty who can relate. Take staff member Jessica Pena, for example. She works as a military supervisor in the CSU Admissions Department and is a former military spouse.   

December 28, 2017

Why Now? 4 Reasons to Start the New Year With CSU

The New Year is a perfect opportunity to start something new. And when you decide that it’s the right time, we’ll be here to help. Here are four ways we work to help make your year better.

December 11, 2017

5 Types of Transfer Credits to Count Toward Your Degree [Infographic]

Did you know that transfer credits can include more than previous coursework? Transfer credits could possibly include previous training, certifications and professional licenses – and all of these could be counted toward your degree program.

November 13, 2017

4 Benefits to Being an Adult Learner

An estimated 47 percent of students in American colleges are over 25 years old. Here are four reasons why adult learners succeed when going back to school.

August 11, 2017

Our Top 9 Admissions Questions Answered

Wherever you are in life, just graduating high school or working in an established career and ready to take that next step, applying for college can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Navigating admissions, deciding on a major and delving into courses can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are our top frequently asked questions to get you started.

August 4, 2017

Your Biggest Transcript Questions Answered

Although it may not seem like a big difference at first, choosing the wrong type of transcript could seriously delay your admissions process. Here are a few differences between the two to help you navigate the admissions process.