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A nontraditional student is defined as having one or more of the following characteristics:
- Attending school part-time
- Working full-time
- Identifying as a single caregiver
- Having one or more dependents
- Not having a traditional high school diploma
- Being financially independent for financial aid purposes
- Having delayed postsecondary education
Have you taken some college courses but have not earned a degree or certificate yet? Have you thought about going back to school, but feel overwhelmed by the cost and complexity of the process? You are not alone. An estimated 32 million nontraditional students across the nation have some college experience but no degree to show for it, according to the American Council on Education.
The demand for alternative credentials is on the rise. To increase their chances of succeeding in today’s ever evolving job market, students of all ages are expressing the desire to quickly close any personal skills gaps and show aptitude in a variety of subject matters. Online MOOC’s, Bootcamps, Certificate Programs and Digital Badge Programs are becoming popular options as they provide students with real-world, relevant skills in a convenient online format.
Online education, also known as distance learning, consists of taking classes via the internet. More and more students are taking online classes because of the flexibility and convenience they provide. Students can login to their classes and complete assignments anywhere, any time of the day.
Online education, when done right, is no easier than education provided in a brick and mortar building. However, to be a successful online learner requires a certain skill set. For some, these skills are innate. For others, they may need to be learned and practiced.
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Ed4Online CEO, Dr. Rusty Barrier recently stated, “We’re honored to have been chosen to participate in this ground-breaking initiative to assist in helping students further their academic dreams and being part of the solution to reducing the cost of a college degree.”
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