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3 Tips for Success as a Graduate Student

By Dr. Jennifer Douglas
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at American Public University

Succeeding as a graduate student requires passion for your subject and dedication to your courses. Based on our data about graduate student success, certain behaviors contribute to the likelihood of graduate students finishing their programs. Although everyone’s life circumstances are unique, the following three tips offer ways to navigate graduate school and complete your journey toward a graduate degree.

What Does General Studies Prepare You For?

Goal Tracking for Academic Success in the Online Environment

By Allyson Donohue & Stephanie Kennedy
Assessment Specialists, Academic Advising at American Public University

Many students focus on goal planning and track their progress throughout their online program, and this includes creating and achieving short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals can include getting at least a ‘B’ in your next two classes, while a long-term goal could be graduating with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Short-term goals can be created and crossed off a list as they are completed, while long-term goals can be revisited at specified time intervals.

How to Choose an Elective Course: Soft Skills vs Citizen Literacy