We see it all the time. New students start their degrees with a goal in mind, excited about what the future holds. As they progress from one term to the next, however, that excitement begins to fade.
I’ve always said that the hardest time to keep going in a degree program is when 65% of the degree is completed (I made up this statistic, but go with me here). It’s been a while since you’ve started, and there are still too many courses remaining to feel like you can start counting them down to the end.
This is when your support system is needed most.
The same applies to the time of year. Fall seems to be hardwired into us as a traditional time for when school starts. Some of us have kids and that adds to this sense because we help them start their school years at this time.
After that, we look ahead to the holidays, and it can be hard to find that motivation to keep going academically into the spring (especially if you are 65% of the way through your degree).
I want you to know that this is where our Academic Advisors can help you. We count it a privilege to be a part of our students’ support systems – of helping students take one more step forward, whether that be through registration, Financial Check-In, resolving an issue that might otherwise prevent progress, or just letting you know that you can do this.
So as we wrap up another calendar year, let us help you keep going through this academic year. Let’s maximize your success heading into the Spring 2020 semester. Let us support you as we move forward together.
Director of Academic Achievement
Interested in traveling the world with the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity?
We have multiple travel opportunities available! You can engage with refugees in Spain, walk where Jesus walked in Israel, or go on safari in Rwanda — just to name a few. Join us for one (or more) of the following:
Spring 2020 Trips
Registration Deadline: Dec. 1
Summer 2020 Trips
Registration Deadline: Jan. 15
Follow the links to learn more about how you can see the world with the School of Divinity and LU Send.
Spring C Registration Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020
Summer Registration Opens: Feb. 12, 2020
As a Liberty University Online student, you may not get to experience all of the on-campus excitement throughout the academic year. Selah Yearbook captures the best parts for you: Coffeehouse performances, Flames Football victories, and Convocation highlights! Connect with Liberty culture by preordering your 2019-20 Selah Yearbook today. Yearbooks will be shipped in summer of 2020. Click here to order.
Looking to purchase a new computer? Need IT support? Check out all the latest happenings in the November Information Services Newsletter.
The Liberty Today mobile app has undergone a total overhaul and now offers users an even more personalized experience. Stay in the loop with live updates on sporting events and resource availability. Most importantly, you can register for courses and complete Financial-Check-In from the convenience of your phone!
Liberty University provides a variety of ways for our online students to remain engaged in our community, even from a distance. Our Instructional Media Team has designed helpful instructional media tools and opportunities for scholastic interactions, including live webinars, frequently held through each semester.
These webinars are interactive web-based seminars that last 30 to 60 minutes and allow the chance to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the webinar. Click here to register for one of the upcoming webinars or click here to view previously recorded webinars!
- Thursday, January 16th: Navigating Blackboard (learn.liberty.edu) & IT Resources (Noon and 8 p.m.)
- Tuesday, January 21th: Using the Online Writing Center (Noon and 8 p.m.)
- Thursday, January 23rd: APA Style Basics (8 p.m.)
- Tuesday, January 28th: Expand Your Search: Linking Google Scholar (8 p.m.)
- Thursday, January 30th: Turabian Style Basics (8 p.m.)