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Text on image: Applying to grad school? 6 tips to get you started.

So, you want to go to graduate school? Start here

If anyone asks me if they should go to graduate school, I mostly always say, “Yes! If you can, go to graduate school!” I am a huge champion of grad school — all education, to be honest. Once you decide graduate school is right for you, there will be many questions about what to do next. Here are a few steps to get you started.

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How to choose the best school for online degrees

At Oregon State Ecampus, we’ve devoted 20+ years to infusing every online course with the level of quality you deserve. But what do we mean by “quality”? It’s an important question to ask (and answer), so here are five specific things to look for as you evaluate the quality of an institution’s online learning experience.

How to network as an online student

Simple ‘tricks’ on how to network online as an Ecampus student

Networking online is simply engaging in genuine relationships. I was authentically interested in my professors and fellow students, and it was this sincere interest and profound respect that led to wonderful experiences as an Oregon State Ecampus student. Even though it took a little courage, I did a couple of things that made a world of difference in online networking for me.

The basics of online learning from an OSU Ecampus student

Online classes: The basics for beginners

When I first started thinking about going to school online, I was completely clueless as to what I should expect. Of course, I knew what the internet was and the basics of how to use a computer, but I felt pretty intimidated about online classes because I honestly had no idea how earning a degree from a distance worked. Even if I was anxious and a little embarrassed about my lack of online skills, I was determined to finish my degree.

‘Is it too late to go back to school?’ And other questions from adult learners

Starting something new is always daunting, but returning to something you put down a long time ago can often be just as intimidating. Before you talk yourself out of going back to school because you feel too old to dust off your “learning cap,” let’s answer a few questions, including what programs are best for adult learners and what to expect when going back to school as an adult.

As an online learner, self-doubt is no match for your academic advisor

The self-doubt that Ashley Hatleberg felt while pursuing a degree online with Oregon State put her in good company. Many students who learn online — particularly those who are returning to school after some time away — feel that same sense of doubt. But as is the case with countless other OSU Ecampus students, Hatleberg had her worries erased thanks to the expert guidance of her academic advisor.

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Explaining Oregon State’s top-10 ranking for best online bachelor’s degrees

Oregon State Ecampus is ranked No. 8 in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. But what does the ranking mean in terms of a student’s online learning experience? We dig into the criteria that determines the ranking and explain why Oregon State ranks highly.