EduPlan

EduPlan provides one-on-one educational advising and financial aid advising to adult learners.  Services may include:

  • Assessment of Background and Skills
  • Transcript evauation on former college credits
  • Military evaluation
  • Overview of online or on-campus colleges, based on goals, background and skills
  • cost and time comparisons of several programs

Financial advising will help make the most of tuition assistance, consolidate student loan programs and help with scholarship and grant resources.

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Learn the value of an advanced business degree Find alternatives to the MBA program Learn about accreditation, admission requirements, and online versus face-to-face business education.
$19.00
1 session(s)
Online - Self-Directed
Adult
Have you been thinking about MBA options but are unsure about applying? This one-hour webinar will look at the advantages, the disadvantages and the alternatives of the MBA. Topic covered are: Accreditation; Costs; Part-time versus Full-time enrollment; Admission requirements, online versus on-campus, business-related business degrees, certfiicates and certifications. A call-in phone number and handout will be sent to your email when you enroll. You can access the webinar at any time from your phone.

Upon purchasing this registration, you will receive a link to download the webinar

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$19.00
1 session(s)
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Adult
Are you thinking of starting an associate's or bachelor's degree or trying to complete a degree, started several years ago? If so, this webinar is for YOU. Topics include: Accreditation issues; Cost to return to college; Cutting the cost of Education; Testing Out of Classes and Online Degrees.
Please note: This class is delivered through an online webinar format

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Potentially save thousands of dollars over the cost of a typical degree Save up to one year in completion time towards your degree through transcript assessment and review of work experience and other learning experiences
$199.00
2 session(s) 7 Days
Online - Advising
Adult
Are you a working professional planning to complete your associate's, bachelor's or master's degree? Do you need help selecting the best college or university, focused on your goals, background and skills? Do you want to look at less expensive degrees and get credit for your life/work experience? Educational advising can help you sort out the confusing steps to getting started in a degree plan. The service can include:
  • Assessment of Background and Skills
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Overview of online and on-campus options; ways to save time and cost off a degree plan; aligning college major to career goals.
This type of educational planning is typically priced at over $500, and you are getting access to the most qualified adult education advisors in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing 2 hours of One-on-one educational advising. Once you registered, you will be contacted by one of our advisors to schedule the session.

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$0.00
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Adult
For the past 20 years, corporations have initiated Tuition Assistance Programs to provide financial help for their employees educationgenerally a bachelors or masters degree. During this 20 years time frame, hundreds of colleges began including online learning and other distance learning formats to accommodate the needs of Adult Learners with Tuition Assistance dollars at their disposal. Today corporations are wisely moving to add Certifications, Designations and Certificates as part of the education package and paying tuition reimbursement for these short courses along with degrees.

What are the differences between the terms?
Lets start with the difference between Certification and Certificate. Certification demands proof of a skill or expertise. To gain a Certification, you must pass an exam or demonstrate an expertise. The exam or test- of- skill is usually a national test, with everyone taking the same exam. This exam is given by a professional organization, trade group, union or a national committee. When you pass the Certification exam, you will be able to use letters (designations) behind your name, such as PHR (Human Resources Professional) or PE (Professional Engineer).
A Certificate is a group of classes, usually from a college or university, in one area (Information Management, Data Analysis, Informatics, etc.) You can add Certificate of Data Analysis (for example) on your resume.

Certification: Results from an assessment process (Exam or Exam + Test-of-skill) ; Requires some professional experience in the area; Results in a Designation to use after ones name (example: PMP = Project Management Professional). Needs on-going requirements to keep current.

Certificate: Results from taking and passing classes in an educational setting (usually a college or university); May not require professional experience; Listed on a resume detailing education; Does not need on-going requirements.

Some popular Certifications are: Six Sigma, Project Management, Financial Planning, Financial Analysis, Microsoft and Cisco Certifications, System Security, Desktop Support Administration, Web Design, Clinical Medical or Dental Assisting, among others. Boot Camp or Test Prep classes to get you prepared to take these Certification exams come from both colleges and training programs.

Certificates are found in almost every community colleges and the Continuing and Professional Education Department of universities. Certificates can be as short as a couple of classes, up to a series of courses that can become your concentration. For example, you could take a Certificate in Project Management from a business department at your local universities. Later on, if the wanted to pursue the business graduate degree (MBA, MS Management, etc.), the certificate classes could become your concentration area.

If your company offers Tuition Assistance that helps pay for your education, make sure to check the policy to see if Certificates and Certifications are covered. Some tuition assistance policies require that all courses taken must be from regionally accredited schools, so a Bootcamp or Test Prep for a Certification might not be reimbursed if taken from a training program.

Certifications and Certificates might be the way to increase your skills and help you maintain your current job, lateral to an equivalent job or even gain a promotion. Not everyone needs to get a Masters degree to achieve work-related goals. Short term education programs might be something to consider.

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Understand the accreditation(s) that the program has received, and the standards used by that accrediting body.
$0.00
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Adult
When comparing between programs, its important to understand the accreditation(s) that the program has received, and the standards used by that accrediting body.
Most accreditation is broken into two categories; university (regional) accreditation, and professional school accreditation.

For purposes of higher education accreditation, the United States is separated into six accrediting regions. The accreditation in each of these regions is provided by what are known as regional accrediting bodies. California Universities are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (W.A.S.C.). A university residing outside California but offering courses here will fall into one of the other accrediting regions.

It is of prime importance to you that the university you are considering be accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies. Although there are some differences between regional accrediting bodies and their assessment criteria, regional accreditation provides standards for the granting of college credit, thereby providing a framework for those students interested in transferring from one institution to another, or those who wish to move on to an advanced degree. In order to be reimbursed for educational expenses, most companies require that the school you are attending be accredited by a regional accrediting body.

In addition to regional accreditation, there are secondary bodies which accredit the strength of a particular professional school within the university, assessing the quality of the schools curriculum, faculty, and resources. Professional accreditation is voluntary, and the importance of this distinction varies based on the strength of the professional accrediting body, and perceptions of its importance within industry. For example, whereas business school accreditation through the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (A.A.C.S.B.), the primary accrediting body for business schools, is viewed as important by some, accreditation for undergraduate engineering degrees through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (A.B.E.T.) is perceived as vital by most within engineering schools and industry.

Unlike professional school accreditation, regional accreditation covers an entire university and therefore includes the accreditation of all programs. The criteria for accreditation is based upon the schools mission and objectives, and the quality of the resources it employs to carry out that mission. In addition, regional accrediting bodies set standards regarding full-time faculty and retainment, the quality of the learning resources, facilities, and the financial strength of the institution. Thus, a professional school belonging to a regionally accredited university would also be accredited under the regional umbrella.

Professional school accreditation, on the other hand, requires the professional school to stand on its own two feet, outside the umbrella of the University, assessing the strength of the school, its curriculum, resources, and preparedness of its graduates. In addition, professional school accreditation usually sets standards with regards to admission requirements, selection of faculty, and curriculum development.

Professional school accreditation is voluntary. Differing philosophies in the way education should be delivered is one of the primary reasons schools have chosen not to seek professional accreditation.

First look to see that the school you are considering is accredited by a regional accrediting body. Then check with people in your industry to determine the importance of various professional school accreditation bodies to determine if this additional stamp of approval is important or even required for acceptance within your chosen career track.

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$0.00
1 session(s)
Online - Class or Webinar
Adult
This teleseminar will review the ABC's of getting starting with an undergraduate degree. Community colleges are an inexpensive way to start taking classes, gain a certificate or continue on a degree.
We'll review the ABC's of starting classes at your local community college or an online community college

Topics:

A = Admission Requirements (How to Get Started)
B = Basics of attending college (Assessment Tests, transferring credits, cost, time)
C = Courses (Group of classes, certificate or associate degree)

A bridge phone number and hand-out will be provided after registration.

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Potentially save thousands of dollars over the cost of a typical degree Save up to one year in completion time towards your degree through transcript assessment and review of work experience and other learning experiences
$119.00
1 session(s) 2 Hours
Online - Advising
Adult
Are you thinking about starting or completing your associate's, bachelor's or master's degree? Do you need help selecting the best college or university, focused on your goals, background and skills? Do you want to look at less expensive degrees and get credit for your life/work experience? Educational advising can help you sort out the confusing steps to getting started in a degree plan. The service can include:
  • Assessment of Background and Skills
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Overview of online and on-campus options; ways to save time and cost off a degree plan; aligning college major to career goals.
This type of educational planning is typically priced at over $500, and you are getting access to the most qualified adult education advisors in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing 2 hours of One-on-one educational advising. Once you registered, you will be contacted by one of our advisors to schedule the session.

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Potentially save thousands of dollars over the cost of a typical degree Save up to one year in completion time towards your degree through transcript assessment and review of work experience and other learning experiences
$119.00
1 session(s) 2 Hours
Online - Advising
Teen, Adult
Are you thinking about starting or completing your associate's, bachelor's or master's degree? Do you need help selecting the best college or university, focused on your goals, background and skills? Do you want to look at less expensive degrees and get credit for your life/work experience? Educational advising can help you sort out the confusing steps to getting started in a degree plan. The service can include:
  • Assessment of Background and Skills
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Overview of online and on-campus options; ways to save time and cost off a degree plan; aligning college major to career goals.
This type of educational planning is typically priced at over $500, and you are getting access to the most qualified adult education advisors in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing 2 hours of One-on-one educational advising. Once you registered, you will be contacted by one of our advisors to schedule the session.

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Learn why most adults don't finish the degrees they start and what you can do to change those odds on your degree.
$0.00
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Teen, Adult
Learn why most adults don't finish the degrees they start and what you can do to change those odds on your degree.
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Learn about admissions test options for online graduate degrees.
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Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Teen, Adult
Learn about admissions test options for online graduate degrees.
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