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Make the Switch to Virtual Education

Some may find the decision to go back to college difficult due to personal obligations like family or work. The truth is that more and more adults are enrolling in online programs because of their convenience and the potential to move forward in their careers. If you are a part of this large group of college prospects, Grantham can help you transition back into your education and find the degree you need to thrive.
More Admission Opportunities

In general, online higher education gives prospective students more opportunities to complete courses and earn their degrees. Traditionally, students begin an on-campus program at the beginning of a semester (which happens just twice a year). And, they need to meet application deadlines months prior to the start date of the program. But with online education, students are able to begin their program at nearly any time of the year (at Grantham, classes begin monthly). Many online courses take an accelerated path and can be completed in just eight weeks, which creates more academic terms and more opportunities for students to enroll.

Faster Completion Time

Students enrolled in an asynchronous program have the ability to pursue their degree at any pace. This is especially beneficial for those working as a full-time professional and dealing with other life obligations while going to school. Many colleges require students to complete their program in a specific time frame. At Grantham, students have the ability to reduce or increase their course load as needed.

Because Grantham students are able to customize their course load, many programs can be completed in less time than the typical two- or four-year timeframe. Students can easily continue classes during the summer months, and the unique eight-week structure helps them move through the program quickly.

Better Experience with Faculty

Most traditional institutions facilitate one-on-one communication with instructors during specific office hours throughout the week. For students enrolled part-time or who have other life obligations that keep them away from campus, utilizing these office hours may be difficult. In an online learning format, however, instructors often offer virtual office hours via Zoom, Skype or the school’s learning management system. Because the student can participate in virtual office hours from anywhere with an internet connection, they can more easily access their instructor and get the help they need.

Other communication vehicles such as email and instant messaging allow online students to quickly and conveniently reach out to their instructors when necessary.

Technological Advantages

Compared to a traditional, on-campus education setting, an online format gives students several technological advantages. Courses are offered through a fully integrated learning management system, and assignments and quizzes are completed within these platforms. Many online programs are identical to their on-campus counterparts—the only difference is that lectures are available on demand and material is viewed whenever the student chooses to access it.

Online programs are especially beneficial to students looking for a new job or promotion. In these programs, students are responsible for learning several programs and applications needed to be successful in online environment. These days, most jobs require some degree of virtual literacy and familiarity with programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. By the time they graduate, online students are equipped with the technological skills that may give them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.

Benefits to Completing a Degree

By earning an associate or bachelor’s degree, students are able to show employers that they have the foundation of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an entry- or mid-level position. Plus, an undergraduate degree gives applicants the upper hand when competing against others who do not have a degree. Even though it’s helpful for students to obtain some real-world experience either on campus or through an in-person internship, most undergraduate degrees can be conveniently pursued in an online format.

Acceptance into a master’s degree program generally requires the completion of an undergraduate program as well as some work experience in the discipline being studied. Obtaining a master’s degree can be crucial for those looking for a high-level or executive position. Depending on the discipline, a master’s degree will provide the education students need to succeed at a managerial or administrative level.

Benefits to Completing a Certificate

Prospective students who may not have the time to complete a full degree program should consider pursuing an online certificate. Certificate programs do not include the general education courses required in an undergraduate degree program. Instead, these programs cover only the topic at hand. Many certificates can be completed on a part-time basis inside of a calendar year. Credit earned in these programs can usually be transferred to an associate or bachelor’s program in the future.

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Military Friendly

Founded in 1951 by WWII Veteran Donald Grantham, Grantham University provides online, higher education for all adult learners, including our nation's military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, Grantham is recognized as a Military Friendly School year after year. With approximately half of our diverse student body being military-affiliated, our students quickly realize the real meaning of military friendly at Grantham. We offer convenient online learning and courses that start monthly. And Grantham's special Heroes Program provides military, first responders and eligible family members a reduced $250 per credit hour tuition, plus complimentary textbooks and software, and no technology fees. With generous transfer credit for military training, experience and prior coursework, plus 60+ degrees and certificates, Grantham is proud to serve those who serve.

Professional Education

Start or advance your career with individual professional education courses at Grantham. These 100% online, self-paced classes are designed to help you explore new concepts and sharpen practical skills to stay relevant in your field.
Professional education courses are not accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
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