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What is STEM?

I’m sure you’ve heard how important STEM is. But do you even know what STEM is? Or why it’s important? Or if it’s right for you? This post will help you answer those questions.

How Many Credits Do I Need for a Bachelor's Degree?

If you’re considering college, it’s important to know how the system works, especially if you’re hoping to transfer colleges at any point. That all starts with knowing how bachelor’s degrees are structured.

What Exactly Are General Education Credits?

Gen Ed, or General Education, are credits that make up an important part of every college degree. In this post, we dive into what they are.

Taking a Covid Gap Year? Don't Fall Too Far Behind

As many schools moved to fully-remote learning last year, students saw their dreams of the college experience disintegrate. Get tips to successfully accomplish your goals while away from school.

How to Adopt a Mindset of Continuous Learning

Upskilling, continuing education, and other forms of lifelong learning are so important. With the way technology is advancing, you can’t graduate high school or college and expect to stay current on everything you need to know for your future career. Learn how to adopt a mindset of continuous learning with this post.

The Economics of a College Degree

We're all told that a college degree is the only way to get ahead, but have you done the math? What if after 10 years, your college degree leaves you more in debt than if you went straight into the workforce? It's a scary thought but we're here to help explain your options and some solutions.

A Student's Guide to Get and Stay Organized this Year

If you’re one of the thousands of people who resolved to get organized this year, you might feel like the mythological Sisyphus and his boulder that never quite made it up the hill. Don’t give up yet! It’s time to give your goals a boost and remember exactly how much organization can benefit your life.

Preparing Students for College: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Understand Education Options

High school graduation season is still a month or two away, but when it comes to researching college options for your child, it's never too soon to start.

Is College Right for Me?

If you have a few college credits to your name, but you never finished your degree, you’re not alone. In fact, 37 million Americans have had the same experience. If you are starting to wonder if you should go back, we can help. We spoke with two of our Admissions Counselors to compile this list of four questions you should ask yourself.

Student Story: Pursuing Work, Family, and College

Kaylan is a married, working mom of a 3-year-old holding down two jobs. I think it’s fair to say she’s pretty busy. However, despite her hectic schedule, Kaylan has managed to squeeze one more priority into her life: college. Kaylan is pursuing her college degree through Pearson Accelerated Pathways.

5 Ways to Get Ahead While Waitlisted for College

Are you on a college waitlist? We’ve compiled some tips to help you get ahead while you wait and reframe your mindset around your higher education decisions.

The Waitlist Dilemma: Part 1

20% of students this past spring reported they had been waitlisted. So, why are some schools struggling to fill classes?

Student Story: Rebekah Pursued Dance and Got Her Degree

Accelerated Pathways gives students the freedom to pursue their passions while pursuing their degree. Rebekah is proof of that. A ballerina, she decided to use our online courses to pursue college while dancing with the Atlanta Center for Ballet Education. This is her story.

When and How to Declare Your Major

Moving from high school to college can be intimidating, even if you’ve built up your college credit through dual enrollment or AP courses, deciding to declare your major can still invoke anxiety in many college students. The good news is that most students entering college or early in their college careers have time to figure out a major.

Online College is More Important than Ever

Drastic shifts in college enrollment are driving more students online. But, what does a good online college experience look like?