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July 10, 2020

Certificate vs. Degree: What’s the Difference?

If you’re thinking about new career options, you’ve probably considered furthering your education. Certificates and degrees are popular choices – they can improve your potential for getting better paying and more satisfying jobs – but which one should you choose? In this article, we take a closer look at certificates and degrees and explore their differences.

March 30, 2020

What is it Like to be an Online Student?

What is it like being an online student? Higher education is evolving due to the coronavirus pandemic, and institutions are shifting their coursework online. Many students may now be considering online learning for the first time. Here’s a quick overview of online learning.

September 30, 2019

6 Reasons Why Online Degrees Are Worth It

Online education provides opportunities where they previously didn’t exist. Pursuing a degree at a traditional brick-and-mortar school has its advantages, but for many modern students, especially working adults, online learning is an attractive alternative. Are online degrees worth it? In this article, we explore six reasons why online education is a good investment.

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.

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.

October 3, 2018

How Do Online Exams Work?

How do online exams work? In the past, some online programs conducted open-book exams. Now, a growing number of schools, including Columbia Southern University, ensure the integrity of their online exams by using exam proctoring services.

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.

September 22, 2017

The Link: Frequently Asked Questions

The Link is a resource for anyone who wants to change and improve their life through education. These FAQs will help you learn why The Link exists, how it can help you find the information you’re looking for and more.

September 22, 2017

Welcome to The Link

Formed with a knight’s armor in mind, The Link seeks to be a connector and an extra layer of security, providing solutions for all of the challenges, questions and hurdles that adult learners face when deciding whether or not to go back to school.

August 14, 2017

5 Tips for Juggling School, Work and Family Responsibilities

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. Juggling school, work and family responsibilities may be tough, but it is possible to do. Here are five tips to help you succeed in each area.

July 25, 2017

How to Find the Right Online School for You

Finding an online school that fits all your needs can be tough. With hundreds of institutions offering online courses around the country — and around the world — it can be hard to find your perfect fit. Use the following guides to help you decide on the college that works for you.