Meet Melissa Luse, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor

We recently spoke to Melissa Luse, coordinator for the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor through Penn State World Campus, about her field and her experience teaching courses at Penn State. Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. I was born and raised in Michigan and have a bachelor’s degree in…

Penn State World Campus Student Jason Waltersdorff’s Collegiate Laws of Life Essay

Jason Waltersdorff, a sophomore from Glen Rock, PA who is studying political science at Penn State World Campus, recently won second place for his essay in the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest. The contest asked Penn State students to explore ethical values and intercultural issues and to express their views in writing. Here is…

Meet Matt Miller, Military Admissions Counselor

Matthew Miller, an admissions counselor at Penn State World Campus, works with military students to help them transition from serving our country to becoming successful online learners. We recently talked with Matt about his experiences helping our students, and his own background in the military. Please tell us about yourself and your background. I was…

Penn State World Campus students share their best study tips on social media

We asked our social media audience for their best tips for a successful semester, and they have taken to our Penn State World Campus Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts to share their ways for studying and staying organized for assignments, group work, and deadlines. Here’s a compilation of their responses that may spark some ideas…

Online learning tips

Our team of admissions counselors put together this helpful blog post full of tips for making your online learning experience a successful one. Since you’re not attending a class session at a designated time, it does take more self-direction and personal accountability to keep yourself engaged in the materials and completing your assignments when they…

The essentials about Math Essentials

The Penn State World Campus Math Essentials course can help you build your math confidence and learn the technology and processes to be successful in your upcoming math course(s). By participating in Math Essentials, you’ll also increase your potential for improving your Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) placement score. Math Essentials is a…

Meet the Penn State World Campus Student Advisory Board

The newly formed Penn State World Campus Student Advisory Board met on Penn State’s University Park campus this fall semester to contribute ideas that could help improve students’ online learning experience. The vision of the advisory board is to enhance the Penn State World Campus experience for fellow students through student advocacy, collaborative partnerships with…

Answering your top questions about transfer credits

A large percentage of our students use transfer credits upon their acceptance to Penn State World Campus. Transfer Credit Specialist Tasha Brown answers some of your questions regarding the process of transferring in credits from another academic institution: Will courses from my previous schools transfer to Penn State? For a course to qualify for credit…