In 2019, you resolved to go back to school—to finish that degree you started or earn a master’s degree. And now, we’re barely a week into 2019 and that confidence you felt is beginning to fade.
And while Business Insider and U.S. News and World Report claim that nearly 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail, you want to make sure you’re in the 20 percent who achieve their goals. So how do you ensure you actually finish that degree? You find the right university to invest in you. Here are a few tips to help you figure out what the right university looks like.
1. The right university understands students’ needs.
Whether you’re finishing a degree or pursuing a master’s or doctorate, the reality is you’re probably doing it in addition to your regularly scheduled life. Adult students juggle full-time jobs, family, work, church and other responsibilities, all while completing assignments, papers and more. The right university provides class times and formats that fit your life. That’s why you can pursue your degree entirely online or only come to campus one night a week at Trevecca. We also offer face-to-face classes at a variety of Middle Tennessee locations—and will soon offer them in two Atlanta-area locations.
2. The right university gives you the skills and tools you need to succeed.
Often earning a degree is a strategic step in advancing your career. That’s why finding a program that helps you develop the know-how and develop the resources and tools you’ll need to succeed is vital. That means finding a school that offers top-notch faculty, first-class curriculum and stays up-to-date on the latest industry or professional trends and standards. Our faculty boasts years of industry and professional experience, while our curriculum is continually evaluated to best meet the needs of professionals in the field.
3. The right university is committed to your success.
To put it simply, the right university invests in you. For Trevecca, that means supporting your dream from the application process and financial aid to the day you walk across the stage and receive your diploma. With our dedicated student success and advising team, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way.
4. The right university cares about you.
Going back to school is a big decision, and you’re going to need a strong support system to achieve your dream. Trevecca builds support right into our programs through our cohort model. You’ll progress through your program from start to finish with the same group of people—providing support, encouragement and built-in study partners when you need them! Trevecca also strives to create a mentoring environment, so our faculty and staff seek to partner with you, helping and guiding you as you work toward your degree.
5. The right university fits you.
Whatever your end goal, the right university helps you achieve it. It’s about finding a program that meets your needs but also challenges you. It includes a team of faculty and staff members who are passionate about their subjects but also care about you and your success. It’s about finding a community where you feel valued, but also inspired to think in new ways.
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