Why Online Learning Works Well for College-Bound Students
Is online schooling for kindergarten through high school a relatively new concept to you? If so, you may be wondering if students who graduate from online school can attend a top college or university. The answer is yes; absolutely. In fact, you may be surprised to learn how online schooling offers the challenging curriculum, academic support, and thriving virtual community students need to excel and make the most of their potential. Read on to discover how online schooling helps prepare students for a bright future.
Rather than being at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for college, online students frequently have strengths that make them very appealing to college admissions officers. Studies have shown that home-educated students tend to outperform their traditionally educated peers academically, and that they are more independent, making the transition to college easier. Read More
Online courses may be a relatively unknown concept for some people, but for those of us who have seen many school years come and go, it’s easy to understand why online schools see increased enrollment year after year. Read on for a short list of some reasons we hear about why students choose online programs over other options. Read More
Read about the college admissions process, with this interview with Matthew Hebert, director of prospective student services at San Diego State University. Of course, every school is different, but as the largest four-year public university system in the U.S., a look at the California State University system provides good insight into what many colleges are looking for. Read More
Patrick Keeney, K12’s director of college and career planning for HS Product Management, explores the challenges of college debt and some ways online students can save by taking college credit courses in high school. Read More
Each year, more and more qualified students are applying to college, and that number is growing. And if applying for college weren’t stressful enough, the increased competitiveness is really having an impact on students. According to The New York Times, students experience stomach pain, headaches, and lack of sleep. So how can students combat the stress of applying to college? Read More
In first grade, Hannah’s parents found out that she was legally blind and dyslexic. She struggled through the following years, and continuously felt as though her teachers were unable to give her the help she needed. It was time for a change. Once Hannah switched to online learning, she was able to graduate early and began attending Seattle Pacific University to study secondary special education. Read More
Visit K12—the leading provider of online education for grades K through 12—for more information about online learning options. K12 offers programs, courses, and targeted support to help students who are interested in preparing for college or a career.
Read about other students in this series who do particularly well learning in an individualized, flexible, online learning environment. This seven-part series includes Advanced Learners, Elite Athletes and Performers, Bullied Students, College-Bound Students, Homeschoolers, Military Children, and Students who are not Challenged in Traditional Schools.
Anne Altieri Watt is a senior writer for K12. She has more than a decade of experience as a freelance and staff writer, covering topics such as education, early children’s literacy, and lifestyle issues. Before joining K12, she worked for Reading Is Fundamental in Washington, D.C. When not reading a good book, looking for a good book, or trying to write a good book, Anne is out hiking with her husband at the Shenandoah National Park in an attempt to avoid housework.