Tuesday, March 26, 2013

9 Months Out of High School and Halfway through Her College Degree!

She graduated from high school just 9 months ago. She would say she is a normal 19 year old--a decent student, who loves her friends and family, and goes to the beach or the mountains of California whenever she gets the chance! So what's so special about this girl? Well, while her peers are wrapping up their Freshman year away at school, Randi has completed her Freshman, Sophomore AND half of her Junior year in college!

Those who know Randi have probably seen our little rocket-bearing turtle zipping all over Facebook almost weekly to congratulate her on knocking out college credit after college credit. She has been a great example of what the Accelerate University program can really do for college students who are willing to work hard to complete their fully accredited bachelor's degree in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost. So, we want to give you an opportunity to hear from a student inside our program who is proving this seemingly to-good-to-be-true idea really is an achievable goal.

We had the opportunity to ask Randi about her experience so far in Accelerate University:

What did you think about the Accelerate University Program when you first heard about it?

When I first heard about this program I was on board! But, slowly, as my friends started leaving for college, I became more skeptical about it. Many people told me that it wasn't possible to complete your degree this way or that I was missing out on the "college experience." 

Now that you're experiencing it for yourself, how does it feel to hit this milestone--half way through your degree?

I feel so motivated! I am only 19 and I am a Junior in college! How many people can say that? It hasn't been easy but it is totally worth it!

People choose this different approach to the "traditional" college degree for many different reasons. But they often face those nagging fears that they really might be missing out on important parts of the "college experience." What has participation in the Accelerate University Program meant for you so far?

To be honest, I think this program not only built me up academically, but it also built up my character. It has taught me to... 
  • endure when I don't feel like it,
  • be self-motivated, and
  • problem solve in ways I wouldn't have thought of before!

Those are some great qualities that will serve you well in the adult world! What encouragement do you have for your fellow AU clients who are working hard to replicate your success for themselves?

I cannot stress enough to utilize your Brain Bootcamp skills! Don't revert back to studying the way you did in high school. It's not worth it! These techniques really work!

What encouragement do you have for those who are wondering if the Accelerate University Program can work for them the way it is for you?

I would encourage them to give the program a whole-hearted shot! Once you pass your first CLEP test, you will understand the thrill you get by completing a course in just a couple of weeks (or less)! 

Thanks so much for your time away from your studies to share your success with others! You've been such a delight to work with and we can't wait to watch you sore through the second half of your degree.  Keep up the good work!

If you would like to find out more about how the Accelerate University Program can work for you, be sure to visit our website for more information. We would love to find out how we can help you go faster!


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