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How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

By Ryan Laspina Compliance and Default Prevent Specialist at American Public University System Before you proceed in choosing your course load you may want to spend some time deciding how many classes you should take for the upcoming semester. This is a very important decision, as you should strive to efficiently manage your financials and your time. Let us discuss some tips for determining a perfect course load.

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Online courses allow students to work on their own time and at their own pace, but what if your course requires you to complete team assignments?

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is plagiarism even if you change a few words.

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Looking at a syllabus can tell a prospective student just about anything they will need to know about a course in terms of the workload and expectations.

Loan Debt Scams: What You Should Know

Loan Debt Scams: What You Should Know

06 May 2015

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS

Having a large amount of student loan debt can make any student uncomfortable, and there are people out there that are trying to take advantage of this by ensnaring desperate college students in loan debt scams. If you have student loan debt, make sure you fully understand any “relief” that is offered to you.

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Student Orgs in Your Online School: It’s Time to Sign Up

Student Orgs in Your Online School: It’s Time to Sign Up

05 May 2015

By Stephanie Matro and Amanda Wilson
Online Learning Tips, Guest Contributors

Over the past decade, virtual student organizations have surfaced as a mechanism for engaging community members all over the globe, providing a variety of benefits and co-curricular opportunities that support academics, professional development, leadership, and service.

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2015 APUS Alumni Awards: Recognizing Excellence

2015 APUS Alumni Awards: Recognizing Excellence

05 May 2015

By Krystle Gladu
Senior Student & Alumni Affairs Representative, American Public University System

On behalf of our university’s faculty, staff, and great alumni community, we’re pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards. It’s with great pride that we honor each of them for their distinguished service, their merit, and their commitment to going the extra mile.

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Institutional Repositories: A World of Open Knowledge, Just a Click Away

Institutional Repositories: A World of Open Knowledge, Just a Click Away

01 May 2015

By Molly Fischer
Online Librarian and Editor at American Public University

In the world of scholarly communications, institutional repositories are power players. An institutional repository is like a web storehouse, collecting all of an institution’s scholarly works in one location.

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Can You Be Too Educated?

Can You Be Too Educated?

29 April 2015

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS

The best way to determine how far you want to grow in your field is to do a cost-benefit analysis. If a high paying job in your field requires a master’s degree, it would probably be a good idea to incur the cost to get your education so that you can reap the benefits of a secure job.

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Moving Beyond the Grade in General Studies

Moving Beyond the Grade in General Studies

27 April 2015

By Dr. Angela Gibson
Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities

Transitions come in many forms, some are personal, some are professional, and others are academic in nature. Just as there is a transition when you first attend college--perhaps an orientation or an academic skills foundation course--there is also a transition before graduation often in the form of a senior seminar or capstone course.

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Should I Change My Program?

Should I Change My Program?

26 April 2015

By Anna Sommer
Team Manager, Academic Advising at American Public University

Changing your degree program can be a big decision, and it’s a decision you want to get right. However, it’s not really about right and wrong; it’s about understanding how a program or a possible program change will impact you now and in the future. It’s important to remember that there isn’t one perfect degree, and a degree is really more about an experience that you chose to help you create the life you want.

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3 Things to Do in Your First Week of Online Classes

3 Things to Do in Your First Week of Online Classes

24 April 2015

Vlog with J. Stasiw and Madeline Roberts
Online Learning Tips Staff

In this "Ask a Student" vlog we talk about the three more important things that need to be considered in your first week of online classes. So for those of you starting new courses at the beginning of May, listen up! There are some actionable items in this video that will help you to stay organized, and could potentially minimize your stress levels when classes start up again.

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