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What to Expect from Your Course Load at American Public University to Expect from Your Course Load at American Public University2021-10-19T12:00:00Z Banner_Q4 2021.jpg, Banner_Q4 2021.jpg Banner_Q4 2021.jpg<div class="ExternalClass6E95F349E0CE4972B97D319A30FC15EE">Balancing your course load is vital to academic success. In addition to the time you spend in the online classroom, you’ll want to schedule additional time for reading and assignments. By understanding how many hours a week to dedicate to your studies, you can better plan and manage your course load. Good management will aid you in achieving your academic goals without feeling overwhelmed.<br> <br> As you work toward your educational goals while balancing your career, you’ll need to consider the weekly expectations of your instructor, your course load, and your part-time or full-time work schedule. Here’s what you can expect while earning your degree online at American Public University (APU): <br> <br> <strong>Expected Course Load at the Undergraduate Level</strong> <ul> <li>8-10 hours of work each week for a 16-week course</li> <li>15-18 hours of work each week (including all reading) for an 8-week course</li> </ul> <strong>Expected Course Load at the Master’s Level</strong> <ul> <li>10-15 hours of work each week for a 16-week course</li> <li>18-22 hours of work each week (including all reading) for an 8-week course</li> </ul> <strong>Time Management Is Your Best Friend</strong><br> Staying on top of your coursework requires advanced planning and determination to stick to assignment due dates and scheduled study times. Remember that even though you are not in a physical classroom, you should create room in your daily schedule for your classwork, just as you would schedule any other appointment or meeting.<br> Understanding how you spend your time in any given day helps you better allocate dedicated time to your school tasks. Here are five tips from Indeed to help you build your time management skills: <ol> <li>Keep a planner.</li> <li>Set a timer.</li> <li>Schedule your hours.</li> <li>Set short-term and long-term goals.</li> <li>Use your energy wisely.</li> </ol> Providing yourself with scheduled breaks will recharge your energy. Those breaks will also give you the extra motivation to complete your coursework.<br> <br> <strong>Advice for Education Planning</strong><br> Do you have a specific graduation date in mind? <a href="">Start with the month and year you would like to graduate</a>, and work backwards from there to see what kind of registration pace would be needed to meet this date. Unlike most universities that only confer degrees twice a year, we confer degrees six times a year (February, April, June, August, October and December) on the first day of these months. Not every schedule will be the same; you need to figure out what works for you. Keep in mind that your schedule and commitments may change over time, which is where flexibility in course scheduling is key.<br> <br> For more information, go online to <a href=""></a>.<br> <em>*The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.</em><br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/What-to-Expect-from-Your-Course-Load-at-American-Public-University
3 Compelling Reasons Why APU is Designed Around Your Goals Compelling Reasons Why APU is Designed Around Your Goals2021-07-26T12:00:00Z Q3 2021_Banner.jpg, Q3 2021_Banner.jpg Q3 2021_Banner.jpg<div class="ExternalClassB971F07169C5457BB7DE40A4A4A69919"><strong>3 Compelling Reasons Why APU is Designed Around Your Goals</strong><br> <br> <strong>1. Best-in-class career services</strong><br> We offer best-in-class <a href="">career services</a> at no cost to students and alumni, which include everything from coaching and resume reviews to virtual career fairs that can connect you with leading employers whether they’re corporations or federal agencies. These services are no cost and available for life – whether you’re a student or an alumnus.<br> The Career Services team holds the latest in coaching credentials and are highly skilled in helping you be at your best while performing a career search or preparing to make the best, first impression with hiring managers or looking to advance in your current organization. The team helps civilians, veterans and transitioning service members define their career goals and outline key steps to achieve those goals.<br> <br> <strong>2. Less Complicated – More Transfer Friendly</strong><br> We’re less complicated and <a href="">more transfer (credit) friendly</a>. Previously earned credits and even your career background may accelerate degree completion at any degree level. If you have any academic credits from other universities, professional training or military service, don’t leave previously earned credits on the table.<br> We provide you with a dedicated, helpful team and our $0 transfer credit evaluation (TCE) service. Even as a prospective student, you can request a free preliminary transfer credit review. It’s important to understand that previously earned credits and even your career background can accelerate degree completion at the undergraduate and graduate levels.<br> We work hard to ensure that transfer students get all the credit they deserve. Students can earn up to 90 transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree. We’ll review your college credits, JST and CCAF transcripts, DANTES, POST, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.<br> <br> <strong>3. Flexible Education that Fits Your Life</strong><br> You don’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience when it comes to affordable education. Combined with the fact that you can choose from over <a href="">200 career-relevant programs</a> with classes that start monthly—you have the ability to achieve your educational goals using asynchronous online education that works around your busy schedule. Moreover, our faculty members are scholar-practitioners, with many holding leadership positions in their fields.<br> For more information, go online to <a href=""></a>.<br> <br> <em>*The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.</em><br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/3-Compelling-Reasons-Why-APU-is-Designed-Around-Your-Goals-
THE UNIVERSITY OF YOU UNIVERSITY OF YOU2021-07-12T12:00:00Z - WGU Northeast Region_DAU Partnership Banner Ads.jpg, - WGU Northeast Region_DAU Partnership Banner Ads.jpg - WGU Northeast Region_DAU Partnership Banner Ads.jpg<div class="ExternalClass760E6C6B05F34E58A2E9AF9DFE1D45BD"><a href="">Western Governors University</a> was founded in 1997 by a group of U.S. governors who wanted to make higher education a possibility for anyone who wants to pursue it. Today, WGU stands as an accredited, nonprofit university that has enabled over 220,000 students to earn valuable bachelor’s and master’s degrees without stepping foot in a classroom.<br> <br> <a href="">WGU has partnered with Defense Acquisition University</a> to accept DAU credits into WGU's business and IT bachelor's degree programs, saving DAU students time and money. Read on to learn how WGU can help you achieve your education goals.<br> <br> <br> <strong>The WGU Difference</strong><br> <br> At WGU, your success is measured by learning, not time spent in class. You’re able to advance through courses as quickly as you prove mastery of the material, which can get you to your degree quicker and save you money too.<br> <br> Want to accelerate your degree even more? Take more than the expected number of courses per term without paying extra, thanks to our always low flat-rate tuition. And even though our degree programs are all online, you’ll never be alone—a faculty mentor will give you one-on-one support from enrollment through graduation.<br> <br> <strong>Degree Programs of Interest </strong><br> <br> WGU business and IT degrees are accredited and respected—you can be proud of your diploma. Our degree programs are designed with input from industry professionals and updated regularly to ensure you learn the specific skills you need for today’s careers. Many WGU IT degree programs even allow you to earn in-demand industry certifications at no extra cost.<br> <br> Here are some of our top IT and business degrees for DAU students:<br> <ul> <li><a href="">B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance</a></li> <li><a href="">B.S. Network Operations and Security</a></li> <li><a href="">B.S. Cloud Computing</a></li> <li><a href="">B.S. Business Administration–IT Management</a></li> <li><a href="">MBA IT Management</a></li> <li><a href="">B.S. Business Administration–Accounting</a></li> <li><a href="">M.S. Management and Leadership (MSML)</a></li> </ul> <br> Want more options? <a href="">Click here</a> to take a closer look at the 60+ degrees we offer in business, IT, teaching, and healthcare.<br> <br> <strong>Military Friendly</strong><br> <br> Thanks to our flexible online model and compatibility with military education benefits, WGU has been designated a Military Friendly® School for 11 years in a row. All degree programs offered at WGU are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for all education benefits offered under the <a href="">GI Bill®</a>.<br> <br> Because WGU’s tuition rates are quite modest, most education benefits will generally more than cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books. We are also pleased to offer special scholarships to service members, veterans, and family members, such as the <a href="">$2,500 Military Appreciation Scholarship</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Transfer Friendly</strong><br> <br> Our generous credit transfer policy will help you get closer to that diploma by applying as many of your already-earned credits as possible toward your WGU degree. <a href="">Click here</a> to learn more about WGU’s simple Transfer Pathways for DAU students and grads.<br> <br> <strong>Scholarships Available</strong><br> <br> Even with WGU’s tuition being about half the national average for a bachelor’s degree and about five times less for a master’s, we have plenty of scholarship opportunities for students in need.* In fact, WGU awarded over $20 million in scholarships just last year. If you’re in need of tuition assistance, <a href="">check out our page of available scholarships</a> and start applying today!<br> <br> <br> *Comparison based on yearly average tuition. External averages pulled from the 2019 Integrated Postsecondary Data System and the National Center for Education Statistics.<br> <br> GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at <a href=""></a>.<br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/THE-UNIVERSITY-OF-YOU
The Residency Requirement at Excelsior College Residency Requirement at Excelsior College2021-05-25T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass115ECFDDD2C847E78C566B4674EF797D">The college credit transfer policy at Excelsior College makes the school a great choice for those who have started degrees at other accredited institutions or have an associate degree and want to move on to earn a bachelor’s degree.<br> <br> The policy, which ranks among the best in the country, also can result in cost savings for students who can transfer credit from other schools and earn their degree sooner.<br> To earn a degree from Excelsior College, students must meet the standards of the school’s residency requirement. These standards mandate that all students complete three specific courses at Excelsior College: <ul> <li> A Cornerstone course at the beginning of their time at Excelsior College</li> <li> A Capstone course at the end</li> <li> A 1-credit Information Literacy course</li> </ul> <strong>A Generous Transfer Expiration Policy</strong><br> Excelsior College also designed its college credit transfer policy to provide a generous expiration period for courses taken in the past. According to the college’s transfer credit guidelines, students may still be able to transfer credits earned decades ago. Guidelines vary based on the degree program.<br> <br> For example, the health sciences transfer credit policy allows students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management/MBA dual degree program to claim credits earned within 20 years to the date of enrollment in the undergraduate component and within 10 years of the date of enrollment in the graduate component.<br> <br> For the Master of Science in Health Sciences specializations, students must earn the credits within seven years of enrollment.<br> <br> The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Associate in Science in Liberal Arts programs have no time limit on credits earned. In theory, a student could transfer 113 credits and then complete a Cornerstone, Capstone, and Information Literacy course to graduate.<br> <br> “This means that credit a student completed in the ’70s,’80s,’90s or last month could be used to fulfill degree requirements, depending on what type/level of credit the student presents to us,” Schenck says.<br> <br> Excelsior College provides a list of time limitations on transfer credit for all online degree programs. The Academic Evaluation team is divided into specialties, says Schenck. This gives each degree area a group of dedicated experts to support students.<br> <br> With the potential of transferring so many credits, it’s worthwhile for prospective students to determine what credits they will receive. Many may find they are closer to completing their degree than they imagine.<br> <br> <strong>For more information about getting started with Excelsior College and the academic partnership with DAU, visit </strong><a href=""><strong></strong></a><strong> or call </strong><a href="tel:18448439296"><strong>(844) 843-929</strong></a><br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/The-Residency-Requirement-at-Excelsior-College

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