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College? Ready, set...jump!Have you thought about going to college? Are you unsure if it’s the best choice or the right time for you? Do you have questions about admissions, student culture, or technology requirements? When someone decides to jump into higher learning, it can be an eye-opening and sometimes overwhelming experience. It’s okay. Take a deep breath and relax–you’re about to embark on a rewarding journey. This is not a choice that should be made quickly. It requires a little research, self-assessment, and firm goal setting. Here are a few reasons people choose to enroll:

  • Achieve qualifications that employers require for specific jobs.
  • Enjoy the sense of accomplishment and respect that comes with having an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree.
  • Increase your potential to earn more on the job.
  • Join a community of people just like you, who appreciate lifelong learning.
  • Satisfy your thirst for knowledge about a particular study or about many disciplines.

Just remember, people of all ages and walks of life choose to bolster their careers, enhance their earning potential, and achieve their educational goals by getting an advanced degree.

[Considering online learning? Read, “Online University–Is if Right for Me?”]  

By Online Learning Tips Staff

J. Thompson is the Vice President of the Content team at American Public University. He earned an M.F.A in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and performed his undergraduate studies in English literature, political science and business management between the University of New Mexico and East Carolina University. His career insights draw upon experience as a communications vice president supporting learning management, applicant tracking, and talent and leadership development for Bank of America and other Fortune 500 firms.

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