The Frequently Asked Questions
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Colleges offer only undergraduate degrees while universities offer graduate degrees as well, but the terms are often used interchangeably.
In general, you must have completed high school and you must be at least 17 years of age.
Undergraduate programs follow high school and lead to an associate (two-year) degree or a bachelor (four-year) degree. Graduate programs follow a bachelor’s degree and lead to a master’s or doctoral degree.
Associate: a two-year program that either leads to a specific vocation or transitions to a bachelor program. Bachelor: a three or four -year program.
Masters: Two-year to three years degree providing additional specialization.
Doctorate: Five to eight-year program certifying the student as a trained research scholar and/or professor.
Essentially there is no difference.
Distance education occurs when a student and an instructor are in different places. Learning occurs by mail, telephone, internet, or by other means.
Refer to college and university guides to find which institutions are known for excellence in different fields of study.
It depends: Some degree programs are highly structured. Bachelors’ degrees are very flexible and sometimes allow you to create your own program.
You do not declare a major until the end of you second year of school.
A liberal arts college offers courses in humanities, languages, math, social and natural sciences, and students take 25-50% of their courses in their major.
A liberal arts college offers a smaller setting and teaches critical thinking and communication skills necessary in an ever-changing job market.
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student’s academic performance, calculated on a scale of 4.0.
Grades are typically determined by quizzes, midterms, final exams, papers, projects, class attendance, and class participation.
State universities are funded by the state and are generally larger and less expensive than private universities.
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• School leaders
• Policy experts
• Academic administrators
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• Health, fitness, and disease-prevention advocates
• Curriculum specialists
• Assessment designers
• Educational researchers
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