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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Get Financial Aid For Online Degree

1. First of all make sure to fill out and turn in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The financial aid office at your school of choice will notify you of the types and amount of aid for which you qualify.

And because you’re learning over the Internet instead of on campus doesn’t mean that you’re not eligible for federal aid. The tremendous growth and popularity of accredited online degrees or distance learning has prompted the Department of Education to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965.

In the past, this act required that students be present in a classroom more than half the time (formally called the “50 percent rule”). But now online institutions and programs are subject to the same federal financial aid rules as on-campus schools including colleges and universities.

This means that if online bachelor degree or any online degree students meet the normal aid and eligibility requirements, such as credit hours needed, etc., then they have the same odds of receiving aid as anyone else attending an on-campus college.

2. Next there are plenty of scholarships available. There are literally billions of scholarship dollars for students of all types. It takes a little research to find out which ones apply to you and your situation – each situation is unique. But there are many resources that can help you.

Besides seeking out independent organizations or employers who offer scholarship moneys, online schools often make efforts to assist their students in paying for school.

3. Consolidation of bills may be a possibility. Are car payments eating up your would-be tuition dollars? Or is credit card interest taking money that could be used for books and other needed learning materials? Doing a little research here can go a long way to reducing your existing bills or consolidating your debt.

4. Getting tuition reimbursement – many companies offer their employees tuition-reimbursement options that can not only help save cash, but combined with other efforts can in some cases fund an entire degree. Many work toward M.B.A.’s at institutions like the Wilson State University. Your employer may share in a large part of that cost. Combine this with scholarships and other funding and you can get your online degree practically free.

5. Sometimes online schools are willing to acknowledge your past experience to help you get your online degree quicker — for example, if you’ve been a manager for the past few years, you could parlay that into some management credits, known as the “credit for life experience.”

Some Tricks for Applying to UCAS

Relevant work experience is essential:

This is one of the best tips we can give you; the right work experience will make your application stand out.

Work experience in the area you want to study at university will assure you it’s what you really want to do. But it will show the admissions staff that you are committed to your chosen subject and career. Send out some formal letters requesting placements. If you can’t readily get a placement, show your university choices that you’ve tried to gain some form of experience relevant to your subject.

Relate outside interests to the course:

For example, playing a musical instrument shows sustained commitment and/or the ability to manage your time effectively between juggling school study and music study.Get the basics right:

Check your spelling and grammar before submitting the application. Admissions selectors are assessing your ability to write an essay to university standard. Think about your paragraph and sentence structure.

It is important to use language you are comfortable with so as not to lose the focus of your writing. Try not to go too far and use words you wouldn’t normally choose, to try and sound more ‘academic’.

Don’t leave it until the last minute – remember the January and March deadlines:

The deadline for most courses is mid-January and March. Take time to make your personal statement your best work. Applicants’ personal statements help institutions identify suitable candidates, especially in the most competitive courses. Rushing will mean mistakes and not provide you with enough time to get it checked over by your parents or teachers.

Get a second opinion:

If you want your personal statement to sell your abilities to a university, it is good to get feedback from your parents or family members on how they see you and the right words to describe yourself. Use the careers team at your college too, they can give you informed and impartial feedback.

Honesty is the best policy:

Every personal statement is checked against a library of those previously submitted to UCAS, sample statements, and other sources. Any statement that is flagged up will be reviewed by members of the UCAS Similarity Detection Service Team. Be honest and allow your qualities to shine through.

Get Admission in Harvard Business

  1. Apart from currently being No. 2 in Global MBA Ranking (as per Financial Times), Harvard Business School (HBS) has the distinction of being one of the very few leading B-schools that follow a 100% case methodology (along with Darden, IESE and Richard Ivey)
  2. While some of the other top B-schools are known for their specializations such as NYU Stern for Finance, Kellogg for Marketing, HBS MBA curriculum has an overall focus on General Management and not just one specialization area.
  3. Since HBS MBA curriculum is 100% case study based, it is definitely more challenging and rigorous than any other B-School in the world. Hence, HBS prefers candidates who have demonstrated achievements in the form of superior academic record, stellar & impressive extracurricular involvement along with work/studies, strong career record/progression.
  4. The 100% case study method in HBS makes it imperative for applicants to possess substantial work experience in various facets of business so that they can contribute effectively to the case studies as part of MBA curriculum. The work experience should reflect the applicant’s ability to take risk, challenge the unknown and think & execute out of the box ideas.
  5. Harvard Business School is famous for its obsession with leadership and thus is eager to select candidates who have shown phenomenal leadership skills whether at work place or outside of that. It is not about how many team members they handle/handled and how much quantity of work they do as leaders. HBS looks for a WOW factor in the leadership experience of an applicant.

Proper Behavior at Lectures

* You should arrive on time; this is the first golden rule of lectures. Usually lecturers gather huge audience, it can comprise up to 200 students, and it is difficult to maintain academic silence and discipline. If at least 10 percent of students are late for a lecture, their gradual arrival will spoil it.

* You should stay in your place during a lecture, which does not mean that you should be immovable during an hour. It only means that you should not walk in the lecture hall without permission.

* Leave lecture hall only when dismissed. Even if a lecturer is as dull as dishwater, show your respect or do not show your disrespect at least.

* It is highly advisable to make notes at lectures. On the whole, their main function is to impart knowledge to you, try to get it. Improper behavior of a student at a lecture

* Sleeping is not allowed at a lecture. It may well be that you have visited an all-night party but it will not be a sound reason for sleeping in a professor’s point of view.

* Eating and, what is more, drinking alcohol are not allowed. Can you wait a bit? There probably will be another all-night party tonight, postpone, so try to abstain till the party.

* Reading newspapers is not allowed at lecture.