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Back to School Part Two: Taking the Steps to Make it Happen

by South University
July 30, 2012

In our first blog post in this Back to School series, we discussed new beginnings and arriving at the decision to head back to school. In this post, we’ll dive into your online degree program options at South University Online Programs and discuss the steps you need to take to make it all happen.

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is which degree level you want to pursue. If you have a high school diploma and no college experience, you might want to consider either an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. If it’s an advanced degree you seek, we have a number of postsecondary options available.

When you begin looking at our selection of online degree programs, you’ll notice that they’re broken up into a variety of different subject areas. Try to narrow the field to one or two that interest you most. Next, it can be beneficial to read through the program and course descriptions to get a feel for what you have the potential to learn.

Once you have decided which program you would like to pursue, you’ll speak to one of our knowledgeable Admissions Representatives, who will help you fill out the online application and answer any questions you have about the admissions process.

An important consideration during the application process is how you will pay for school. Do you have enough cash on hand to foot the bill, or will you require assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans? We can help guide you through the steps to ensure that your finances are in order before you begin your first class.

In addition to applying for your program of choice, it’s a good idea to make sure you have the tools you need to successfully complete the program. This includes acquiring all of the required hardware and software for your program. Information about this can be found in the program information on our website.

Once you have all the tools you need to complete your program, it’s time to work on mindset. Believing you can do it and making it a priority in your life are essential before you begin. It’s helpful to set aside specific times and workspaces to devote fully to your coursework. In the final blog post in this series, we’ll discuss strategies for excelling in your program once you’re enrolled.

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