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How to Plan Ahead for Academic Success and Job Hunting

By Scott Nguyen
Academic Advisor, American Public University System

It is never too early to start planning for the future. Through careful planning, you are more likely to get on the right path and realize your professional aspirations. Here is some information to keep in mind as you complete your degree or transition to your next career after graduation.

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Why Taking Courses in the Right Order Matters

By Erin Kelley-Bannister
Academic Advisor at American Public University

One of the first bits of information you receive from the university is the course progression for your program. Taking courses in the recommended order helps you build a strong academic foundation, so you progress through your program with the academic knowledge you need to succeed in your classes.

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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.

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