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8 tips for choosing a college program to help meet your career goals

Whether going to school for the first time, changing careers or looking to learn new skills, choosing the right degree program often requires factoring in variables unique to each person’s academic...

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  • Sep 24, 2020
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8 tips for choosing a college program to help meet your career goals

Whether going to school for the first time, changing careers or looking to learn new skills, choosing the right degree program often requires factoring in variables unique to each person’s academic...

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • 5 min read
How children benefit from having a parent in college

For many adult students, the choice to go back to school is related to a change in career goals and desire for economic stability. For those who are also parents, the decision often directly relates...

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • 9 min read
An education built for working adults: Learn-Practice-Apply

University of Phoenix is regularly innovating its program and course offerings to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. At the heart of this innovation is offering...

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • 8 min read
The value of Prior Learning Assessments for adult learners

PLA programs exist to acknowledge and reward learners for their real-world experience. University of Phoenix believes in helping students save time and money by acknowledging this experience.

  • Sep 08, 2020
  • 2 min read
How to become a highly effective student: Six tips for succeeding in higher education

Does school seem overwhelming? We've got some expert advice on developing better study habits.

  • Aug 26, 2020
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UOPX provides community college students a pathway to a more affordable bachelor’s degree

The 3+1 Transfer Program helps save time and money and makes credit transfer a smoother process

  • Aug 25, 2020
  • 4 min read
Improving student attitudes toward math through highly contextualized, meaningful curriculum

A focus on student attitude, contextualized learning and a systematic formative process for accessing and assessing student knowledge can help create a more authentic and supportive curriculum to help...

  • Jul 13, 2020
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Don’t let a couple of missed courses derail your educational dreams

University of Phoenix single-course offerings can allow students to fill in educational gaps.

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 3 min read
UOPX business programs use the Learn-Practice-Apply model

Adult college students don’t learn the same way as their traditional 18-22-year-old counterparts. Often, many already possess life and professional experiences that have shaped their interests and...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 2 min read

By John Woods, Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Creating meaningful learning opportunities for K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic

In what felt like the blink of an eye, COVID-19 became the single most disruptive event in the history of K-12 education. More than 120,000 schools shut down, impacting 55 million students across the...

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Being effective while working remotely

Doris Savron, Vice Provost at University of Phoenix, will provide tips for maximizing benefits and minimizing challenges while working remotely.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read

UOPX Disability Services Advisor shares helpful tips to stay on track with career and education goals

Keeping your career and education afloat when you’re remote during the pandemic

“Ping!”— An alert sounds through Sherry Halfyard’s computer notifying her that a student is requesting assistance from University of Phoenix’s Disability Services Office. The student is...

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Remaining social while social distancing: UOPX launches virtual Facebook group to help students stay connected

Social distancing policies are making people feel more isolated than ever before, but a new virtual social gathering was developed by an unexpected source – a primarily online university.

  • May 07, 2020
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Surprise! You may have credits toward a college degree and not even realize it

Prior Learning Assessment allows students to earn college credit for learning gained through relevant work and life experience.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Considering a certificate program? Here’s what you need to know

Earning a certificate can help you strengthen your existing skill set and stay on top of rapidly changing industry trends.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Help! What to Do When You’re Stumped with Online Homework

Working adults don’t always have the time to sit and work on homework for hours and hours. They have busy lives, jobs, kids and unending laundry lists of chores, day in and day out. When they...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
What Accreditation Means for Returning Adult Students

What does accreditation mean when considering whether the University of Phoenix is the right school for you? If you are an adult student, interested in returning to college to pursue a degree, it...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read

You may feel a range of emotions when you decide to continue your studies

UOPX students describe their reactions to returning to the classroom

Heading back to school can trigger many emotions. It’s totally normal to feel nervous and excited at the same time. Or just one or the other!

  • Apr 29, 2020
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UOPX students offer tips for studying with kids

Studying at home can get hectic. You might need to get creative when managing your time with kids.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

The secrets to digital learning are more “old school” than you might think

The virtual student’s guide to keeping it real

Create the same habits as on-campus students, including staying current, sharing results and making new friends.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Prepare for your final tests with these tips

The multi-week final exam study guide

Don’t wait until the week before your final exam to start studying. Get organized weeks ahead of time to make sure you know what to expect.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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The power of music in boosting memory, learning and retention

Surprising ways music may improve studying

Take up an instrument or simply listen to a little jazz before hitting the books to retain more of what you’re studying.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Get off to a strong start with these tips for winning in the e-classroom

6 keys to success in online learning

In addition to scheduling and getting organized for your online class, hone your study skills by utilizing the SQ3R reading strategy: survey, question, read, recite and review.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Coronavirus crisis: Obstacles of moving traditional students to distance learning modalities at scale

By Dr. John Woods, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, and Marc Booker, Associate Provost, University of Phoenix

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Tips for how to deal with being the first person in your family to go to college

Navigating life as a first-generation college student

Accept that it will take time for friends and family to adjust to your new life as a college student.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Math shouldn’t be a barrier to the life you want

When I tell people that my background is in physics, I often get an emotionally negative reaction from them, namely because physics involves math. People often say they hate math, aren’t good at...

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Find out if you’re the kind of student who learns better with action and movement

Is interactive learning right for you?

Reflecting on how you process information and making slight adjustments might benefit your academic progress.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Helping Students Succeed by Recognizing and Awarding Their Experience

It may seem counterintuitive: Why would University of Phoenix want to accept transfer credits from other institutions or award a student credit based on past work experiences or training? Or why...

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Put Pen to Paper: Five Secrets to Becoming a Stronger Writer in School, Work and Beyond

University of Phoenix instructors offer five tips to improve your writing skills and ease the writing nerves.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Education goes virtual

Dr. John Woods, Provost & Chief Academic Officer, provides tips on how to transform your K-12 school online and the higher education landscape during this time.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read

Discover some of the most effective time-savers before diving into your next course

7 ways real UOPX students save time

Fellow students share tips for saving time, including keeping class materials portable, avoiding multitasking and using Saturdays and Sundays for weekly meal prep.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 2 min read

Recognize the difference between deliberate practice and hard work

3 tips for practicing the 5-hour rule

Block off five hours on your calendar every week for focused, intentional learning. That means time spent actually expanding what you know.

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Twelve habits that help UOPX students thrive

Is it time to up your game? Students share what they tell themselves when times get tough and the habits they utilize to stay on track

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 3 min read

Life skills and well being

How to Reach Your Educational Dreams While Juggling Multiple Responsibilities

Busy working parent shares time management tips

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