Welcome to the classroom of the 21st century. Whether you’re enrolling in an online college or taking online classes, your experience with online learning will be different than in a traditional school environment. Student skills like study habits, scheduling classes and meeting with your teacher that you mastered in brick-and-mortar schooling may need updating to fit into remote learning. When looking for advice on both college and high school distance learning, Scholarships.com has a bevy of tips, advice and know-how to get the most out of your online education experience.
For many students (and their teachers) online high school is a brand-new experience. High schoolers should brush up on new online class skills like virtual classroom etiquette and how to contact their virtual teachers. They can learn how to request disability accommodations and create a disability-friendly learning environment. And they can school themselves in the art of staying focused while taking classes remotely.
Online college education opens new doors for both traditional and non-traditional students. Online courses allow students to earn degrees from schools across the country and further their professional goals on their own time. Students looking to take online classes can review the differences between online, in-person and hybrid classes and discover what on-campus resources they can use as virtual students. Plus, students learning at long distance can use our guide to scheduling classes across time zones to make an optimal online course schedule.
For those new to online education, chances are you have questions. Our Online Education FAQ section covers everything from school schedules to online exams. Plus, you’ll learn that online education can be paid for with scholarships and grants, just like traditional school.
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Now in its second year, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million dollars to 100 high-achieving Black high school seniors with financial need. This scholarship, known as the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, was named after Scott’s grandfather who was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M, as well as an alumnus. Each recipient won $10,000 that will be applied to their college educational expenses. These students have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout their high school career and will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall. This year, all 38 HBCUs across the nation were represented among the recipients. [...]