Higher Education

Students will learn different ways to establish meaningful community relationships and respond to diverse community interests, while keeping an eye on current trends and relevant financial and legal aspects of higher education at the same time.

Can I Get a Master’s Degree Without Taking the GRE?

You have probably seen the initials in a lot of college admissions material, but exactly what is the GRE? The GRE, Graduate Record Examination, is a standardized test that measures a person’s analytical writing, and verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. Taking the GRE can be part of a graduate school’s admissions list of requirements for …

How Should I Prepare for College as an Adult Student?

It’s a decision that a lot of adults wrestle with every day: Should I go back to school? If your answer is, “Yes!” here are five steps you can take to make your return to college as seamless and painless as possible.

Living in San Diego: Higher Education Options

San Diego, California, is known for its mild year-round weather, its proximity to the Pacific, its natural beauty, and its laid-back lifestyle. That’s what makes this sunny, southern California region such a great place to live. With a burgeoning tech scene and other rapidly growing industries, San Diego is also an attractive place to look …

Ask an Expert: Why Is It Important to Attend an Accredited College?

When you’re selecting a college or university, one of the things you should consider is if a school is accredited or not, and by whom. This becomes even more important if you’ve previously attended college and are looking to return to the classroom.

Preparing for the CSET Multiple Subject Test

Passing the CSET Multiple Subject test is on the mind of many future teaching professionals hoping to acquire a multiple subject teaching credential in California — and it can seem like a daunting task. Covering a range of subjects including math, history, and social science, the purpose of the CSET Multiple Subject exams is to …

Beyond the Classroom: The Online Master’s Programs at National University

You know that for your chosen career path, having advanced education beyond a bachelor’s degree may be a requirement, or at least strongly encouraged when it comes to your future earning potential. Once you are focused on career advancement through higher education, the next step is to choose the right program and the right university …

Work-Life Balance: How to Stay Focused While Earning Your Degree at Home

If you want to get something done, ask a busy person — and there is no better place to find that busy person than at National University. Our students know a thing or two about managing their work-life balance while studying for their degree at home — primarily because so many of them have a …

Ask an Expert: Can You Get a Bachelor’s Degree Online?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we speak to enrollment counselor Kelly Kephart about online bachelor’s degrees.   If …

Ask an Expert: What Kind of Accreditation Should a College Have?

If you’re searching for the best school or academic program for you, you’ve probably heard that you should only consider accredited colleges or accredited online degrees. But it’s also important to understand that accreditation alone isn’t enough. The type of accreditation and who’s doing the accrediting matters.

What Is an Accredited University?

When evaluating post-secondary educational options, you’ve probably looked at academic programs, cost, campus life, career opportunities, student support services, and faculty reputation. These are certainly important considerations in determining the school best suited for you and your goals. Looking more broadly, however, there’s a specific factor you’ll also want to consider: Is the institution accredited …