Monday, November 19, 2012

CollegePlus: An Alternative For Traditional College

"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."
Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)

     "I want to go to college." The thought of going to college after high school has probably come to the minds of most high school students in America. Which college to attend, which courses to take, how much college will cost, how to manage busy college schedules, and so on can be much to think about before making a decision regarding college.
      The sad reality of college is, even though many people go into college with high hopes and great anticipation, many come out with depression, a sense of hopelessness, and a lifestyle that's even worse than what they had before attending. Being thousands of dollars in debt, having habits such as drinking, smoking, and immoral sexual activity, etc., and having a career that's not even within their degree description are things that could happen -- and have happened -- to college students and graduates.
      The alternative to this could be a long distance learning program called CollegePlus. Students enrolled in CollegePlus have the benefit of earning a fully accredited bachelor's degree with tremendous flexibility for a fraction of the time and money paid in traditional college. Because CollegePlus degrees are fully regionally accredited, graduates confidently enter the work force or go on to the graduate school of their choice. This option cuts out years of time and thousands of dollars.
      CollegePlus combines high school and college to avoid wasting time and duplication. Here are some of the benefits of this program:
1.  Perspective:  It takes a decidedly different approach from traditional colleges to obtaining a degree in that they see as a means to an end, and not an end in itself.
2.  Family Influence:  Since these studies are completed nearly at home, the major influence comes from within the context of the home and family. As topics are studied and tests are prepared for, the student has the opportunity to discuss material with their parents and their CollgePlus coach.
3.  Mentor Influence:  Our Founding Fathers' educations were in the context of individualized mentoring and apprenticeship. Students have access to a personalized degree program and a Christian coach who will assist them and their parents through every step.
4.  Time:  To obtain a regionally accredited bachelor's degree (the highest accreditation attainable in the U.S.) in two years is well within the realm of possibility. Some students even complete their entire degree before graduating from high school.  A student who takes this route can gain valuable workplace experience through internships with the two years that their peers are still spending in school.
5.  Cost:  Utilizing distance learning methods and credit-by-examination techniques, CollegePlus! puts the total cost of a college degree at less than $15,000 with just few exceptions, saving families between $25,000 and $90,000 on tuition.
     Although many of you have probably heard of CollegePlus, let this be a reminder that this is out there and it's open for you to enroll and get started. And for those of you who haven't heard of it, or maybe have, but don't know much about it, this definitely is an eye opener that can introduce you to a better way of college education.
      You can go to their website - - for more information. Whatever career God has destined for you, CollegePlus can help you get there. Good luck and God bless your college decisions.


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Editor's note:
CollegePlus is a great program, and I and several other writers on staff use or plan to use it for getting our accredited Bachelors Degrees "Faster, For Less, For Sure." 

Please note:
-CollegePlus does not condemn or condone this article.
-CollegePlus is not a college, it is a coaching service.
-CollegePlus has its limitations in fields that require hands on experience, such as engineering, theater, seminary, etc. (though I have seen people get degrees in these fields through CollegePlus). Please make sure you have researched all possibilities before deciding to spend thousands of dollars on anything, or even if a college degree is necessary for what God has planned in your life.


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