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Winter Intersession, the accelerated learning option that WVU Online began in 2017, has been growing faster than anyone ever expected, with enrollments almost quadrupling since it began six years ago.

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Here’s your chance to get ahead: Maymester

Earn up to 5 credits during WVU’s pre-summer, fully online, 3-week accelerated learning option.

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What are your Summer plans?

It’s time to think about WVU’s Summer Term, where you can take courses on-campus, online or even in another country! Summer Term allows you to get ahead in your major, complete a minor, or enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

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What Book Are You Reading This Summer?

Summer reading is special, whether you’re doing it at the beach, by the pool, in bed at night under the covers, or while lounging in your backyard. Summer days are longer and slower, and maybe you have some time off to get interested in a really good book

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Are Online Degrees Respected?

Are online degrees respected? Yes! Here's Why.

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How Does Online College Work?

Step into the world of online college. Understand classes, exams, benefits, and whether it's right for you.

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Top Challenges Online College Students Face and How To Cope

Is online college right for you? Uncover the challenges you might face and how to tackle them with practical strategies

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7 Best Study Tips for Online College Students

Struggling with online studies? Discover effective strategies tailored for online students, from setting study spaces to joining study groups.

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Is a Micro-Credential Worth It?

Explore the value and impact of micro-credentials in today's competitive job market. Understand why they're highly sought after by employers.

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What is the Difference Between a Minor and a Micro-Credential?

From traditional minors to micro-credentials, WVU Online offers a roadmap for every learner. Explore today and elevate your educational journey!

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What is the Difference Between a Certificate and a Micro-credential?

Explore the difference between online certificates and micro-credentials. Discover which suits your career with WVU Online.

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Can You Get A Job With An Online Degree?

Online degrees are gaining in popularity, but do employers respect them? We’ll discuss if you can get a good job with an online degree as well as the different considerations employers make about them.

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10 Top Benefits of Online Learning for College Students

Are you interested in online college? Discover the top benefits of online learning with WVU.

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How to Prioritize Responsibilities When You’re Working and Going to School

School on its own can be a tricky balancing act, especially when you include other facets of our lives, like clubs, social engagements, and family obligations. When you add a part-time or full-time job to the equation life can get even more stressful.

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Can You Double Major Online?

Ready to Double Major Online? Follow our guide to start your journey at WVU Online.

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Are Online Degrees the Same as Traditional Degrees?

Yes, online degrees are equivalent to traditional degrees.

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Going Back to School at 50

If you’re considering going back to school to earn a degree and are in your 50s, you’re not alone. Adult learners on college campuses are more common than you might think.

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Can You Apply for FAFSA for Online Classes?

Navigating the financial aid process can be nerve-wracking. There are a lot of questions and unknowns.

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Top 5 Challenges Older College Students Face

In the ever-changing world of education, one noticeable trend is the increasing number of adults making their way back to college.

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How To Go Back To School With No Money

Alright, so you're thinking it's time to mix things up a bit. Whether it's leveling up at work or taking a whole new career path, you've got a feeling that some extra training is on the horizon – maybe a certificate or diving into an advanced degree.

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Effective Online Group Projects

In today's digital classrooms, group work remains as important as ever. However, collaborating effectively in a virtual environment presents unique challenges.

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Second Careers After 50

Have you ever met a lifelong learner? They're the ones diving into classes, earning badges, or simply sharpening their skills. They're on a mission to soak up knowledge and maybe even pivot their career.

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Taking Online Classes While Working Full-Time

In recent years, online learning has become a popular, flexible alternative to traditional on-campus education.

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Starting Over at 30

Entering your thirties often marks a time of reflection and growth. So, trust your instincts—your thirties could be the perfect time to pivot and pursue a career that truly resonates with you.

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Going Back To School as An Adult?

Older college students can face challenges that are different from those of their younger classmates, and colleges and universities have started offering services to support adult learners.

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10 Online Learning Tips

There are many perks to taking online classes, from being able to log in at any time to watching lectures at your favorite coffee shop. This increased flexibility is one reason online classes have grown in popularity.

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