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How to Pick the Best Course Electives with Semester Online

For most undergrads, there’s nothing more frustrating than a lecture course you were interested in taking filling up before you can register for it, or hearing your friends at other universities discuss a super interesting elective course they took that’s not offered at your school.

Lucky for us, Semester Online has cultivated a one-of-a-kind way to allow students the opportunity to participate in elective courses formatted and instructed by professors at top colleges and universities, no matter what school you go to. Through live lectures and face-to-face video technology, students enrolled with Semester Online are able to receive a quality, intimate learning experience regardless of their location, by taking elective classes online that are offered by other schools.

Semester Online’s elective options include courses like “Baseball and American Culture,” “How to Rule the World” and many more, suggesting that these for-credit courses may just prove to be more interesting than those taught in a lecture hall. With subject areas like history, political science, psychology, marketing, finance, management and literature/film, Semester Online is a great way for all students to earn credits geared directly towards their personal academic interests and take advantage of cool courses your school doesn’t offer. Even better—with approval from your school these dynamic electives may even count towards your major’s requirements!

And the best part of Semester Online? All of its courses are taught through a host college or university, giving students the opportunity to earn credits from places like Northwestern University and Boston College without ever having to relocate. Not only is Semester Online ideal for students with scheduling conflicts or extenuating circumstances preventing them from living near their school, but also for those of us curious about what a lecture or discussion course is like at other campuses.

The deadline to apply for Semester Online’s Fall 2013 semester is August 5th, and be sure to discuss with your academic advisor and Registrar’s Office the best way a Semester Online course could benefit your academic progress and resume.

So if diversifying your current course load and exploring new fields of study sounds like something worth checking out, make sure to take advantage of Semester Online’s unique academic opportunities by taking a look at their full list of courses offered today.

Abigail Colby is a current senior at Salisbury University in her native state of Maryland. Before writing and blogging for Her Campus, she worked on the entertainment team for College Magazine and founded her own column, Party Girl Problems, in SU's student newspaper. Along with working as a writer, Abigail is a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha and member of Saisbury Univeristy's Center for Civic Activism. She is also a self-admitted online shopping addict, huge Baltimore Ravens fan (ya know, the Superbowl champs), and loves being out on the water. Puppies and cupcakes are pretty high on the list as well. Enjoy!!  
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