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ALL TOPICS TAGGED: Flexibility

March 20, 2019

Military Spotlight: Retired Air Force Veteran Nikkia Fain Accomplishes Long-Time Goal

I am a retired Air Force veteran. I served 21 years and it was not until I found CSU that I was able to accomplish my goal...earn a bachelor’s degree! I started CSU as a sophomore and graduated in less than three years. In those three years, I moved a couple of times, changed shifts, went TDY and deployed. I was still able to graduate on time.

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.

December 17, 2018

What Does it Really Mean to be a Military-Friendly College?

Many colleges and universities call themselves “military-friendly” and encourage both active-duty military and veterans to enroll. The question is, though, what does it really mean to be military-friendly? In some cases, students have enrolled in “military-friendly” schools only to find that its military students are just another group of students. Other schools have added some services to their offerings, but haven’t made the wholesale changes and concerted effort to serve students from the military that would make it truly military-friendly. The bottom line? Simply welcoming students who are using their military benefits isn’t enough. Colleges and universities need to focus on a few key priorities if they want to market themselves as a military-friendly institution.

November 1, 2018

Toya Simon Weathers Storms, Shares Triumphant Experiences

Toya Simon knows a thing or two about weathering storms. A native of the Virgin Islands and one of nine children, Simon was determined to doggedly pursue an education and earn her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Working her way through school was no easy task as she chose not to apply for student loans, but rather fund her courses one at a time.

October 3, 2018

Taking Exams in Online Programs: How It Works

Many students considering online college programs ask how does taking an online exam work? Learn here how one option is online exam proctoring and how it works.

May 8, 2018

Military Spouses May Qualify for Educational Benefits

Military spouses make many sacrifices for their partners’ dedication to service. From months spent apart during deployments to regular long-distance moves, not to mention the struggles that can come from handling all the daily household responsibilities on their own, typically on a limited income, military spouses work hard and deserve a great deal of credit for their commitment to their partners’ service.
 

May 3, 2018

Military Spotlight: Knight Pens Book on Military Leadership

Daryl Hogan is first sergeant in the US Air Force, currently living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After completing his bachelor’s degree in fire science and his master’s in organizational leadership from Columbia Southern University, Daryl says, “My education at CSU definitely provided the foundation that helped propel me to the top of the enlisted structure in the military, the top 1%.”

May 2, 2018

Earning a Degree While on Active Duty: What You Need to Know

Working toward a degree while serving on active duty is much different than attending classes on a traditional campus, or even taking online classes from home. Before you take on the challenge of school and active duty, there are some key points to know that will increase your chances of success.
 

February 13, 2018

4 Tips for Crushing Your Career While Earning a Degree

If you’re like most adult learners, you’re busy balancing your priorities to accommodate your schoolwork. Family commitments, volunteer opportunities and an engaging social life are all important, but keeping up with your current job is also essential while earning your degree.
 

December 28, 2017

Time Management Tips for Online Students

Going back to school can change your life, so taking time to focus on and excel in your studies is an important part of obtaining your degree. But, for adult learners, finding time is tough. Between family time, working one or multiple jobs, or even serving your country on active duty, sometimes coursework has to be put on the backburner.
 

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 7, 2017

Alumni Stories: The Rowlands Make Education a Family Affair

Whether they want to earn a degree while their children are in college or complete a degree they’ve already started, the idea of establishing a legacy of education within their family is becoming more common among today’s adult learners. For the Rowland family of Karns City, Pennsylvania, this is exactly what happened. They had no idea their family would catch the education bug just a few years ago.

November 30, 2017

Take Exams Anywhere, Anytime Through Remote Proctor Now

Remote Proctor Now (RPNow) is an on-demand test-taking solution that allows students to sit for an exam anywhere, anytime. By accessing the student’s webcam and microphone, RPNow records exams for academic integrity review. Here are a few reasons why we offer RPNow as a test-taking option to our students. 

November 28, 2017

This is the Future of Education

As the technological revolution continues and more individuals are accessing and mastering online proficiencies, institutions of higher learning have followed suit to transition themselves into the modern age. This means brick-and-mortar colleges are introducing additional online courses to their semester catalogs and more institutions are being created that serve their students entirely through online degree offerings.

November 3, 2017

Alumni Stories: Daniel Tyk Enjoys a Good Challenge

Daniel Tyk is no stranger to a full schedule. The Wisconsin resident recently completed his emergency medical services administration degree while working at the North Shore Fire/Rescue department as the EMS manager, lieutenant, and community relations and public information officer.

August 14, 2017

5 Essential Pieces of Advice for Balancing Family and School

Many adult learners find themselves feeling guilty for studying instead of spending quality time with family, especially those with children.  Add on the responsibility of a part-time or full-time job, and it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for adult learners. True, balancing family time and study time may be tough, but it is possible to do. Here are five tips to help you succeed in both arenas.
 

July 25, 2017

Alumni Stories: Brent Jennings

For Brent Jennings, choosing to earn his Master of Public Administration was not an immediate decision. After high school, Jennings entered the construction industry, graduating from a top-notch plumbing and pipe fitting apprenticeship.
 

July 25, 2017

Alumni Stories: Stephen Dopp

Stephen Dopp earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from CSU in 2015. Once a financial services employee, Dopp found himself in a situation familiar to many adult learners: he was at a dead-end in his career.

July 25, 2017

8 Reasons You Should Go Back To College (And How)

For many working adults, going back to college may seem unachievable. Working full time, shuffling kids to and from school and anything else life throws at you begins to take precedence over your education. As important as they are, earning your degree or certificate is a valuable asset that will help you grow in your career, benefiting yourself and your family. Here are eight reasons why you should go back to college and how.