The Wall Street Journal has teamed up with Unigo’s student correspondents from more than 2000 colleges across America to produce a site they call WSJ on Campus. If you are not familiar with Unigo, you can watch a video that explains what they do by clicking here. Their system helps student match their interests and values with appropriate universities. Their offer help to prospective students by providing reviews written by past students regarding the schools they have attended. This information is used to help prospective students decide which school is best for them.
If you to go to WSJ On Campus, you will find that they offer the following information about getting prepared for college:
- What matters when choosing a school
- What it will really be like when you get to college
- The perfect school for you
- Are Ivy schools are really worth it
- How to master the admissions essay
- How to deal with school’s turning your requests for admission down
- How to prepare for the SAT
- What to do if you can’t go to your first choice school
They also offer the following information about what to expect once you get there:
- How to choose the right classes
- How to choose the right major
- Who earns the most money
- How to handle doing the assignments
- Understanding academics
- How to succeed in your Freshman year
- How to get an A on your papers
- How to use textbooks on your iPhone
I tried searching by online, online colleges, distance learning and other terms but found no information about online education on the site. I even typed in some of the top online universities to see if they would come up and there was nothing. It appears this site is very helpful if you are considering going to a traditional college but not so helpful if you want to use it to choose an online university. Even if you do decide to attend an online college or university, you can learn a lot from their articles about how to be a successful student.
For more information about being a successful online student, click here.