Next, provide at least two examples of specific actions you could take to help you graduate sooner, and explain why they are viable options for you, personally. A few examples of actions you could take are listed here:
- Submit all your transcripts. Don’t be concerned about the grades you may have received previously, the types of classes you took, or whether you think the learning can be applied. UMGC will review anything and everything to ensure you get the most out of your prior learning.
- Document industry certifications. These also may bring in additional credit, especially in the areas of information technology, cyber security, and project management, and might be creditable as prior learning.
- Investigate Prior Learning programs. Adult learners bring a robust background in learning on the job, and these learning opportunities can be reviewed for possible credit toward academic requirements.
- Enroll in multiple terms. Staying in class throughout the academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) will get you to your degree faster.