Today, the four-year degree is what the high school diploma was of yesteryear. But, our higher education system is broken and far too expensive to keep up with the demand. Unfortunately, now students are graduating with the heavy burden of record debt. The idea that a college education is only for the elite is ridiculously outdated. Not everyone needs to follow the traditional university route, and not all thrive in a classroom environment. To this day, whenever someone even mentions “group project” you’ll find me in the corner of the room in a fetal position. Today, people have more options to pursue higher level education at a fraction of the cost and time. The online education route gives young and old more time to pursue outside interests, save money, and fast-track their education. I am a success story of the non-traditional education route. I went from making just above the poverty line, to the upper-middle white-collar class largely through exploiting opportunities that would not have been offered without my education. I’m here to help demystify attaining your higher education goals in an alternative way. The world is a-changing, and there you CAN earn your degree while living your life.
There are many different pathways to earn an accredited degree (NOT diploma mills) at a fraction of the cost. Not everyone is cut out for the classroom or can adhere to a regular schedule. This is a counterculture way of looking at your education. The Internet has created options for the independent learners of the world. Luckily, we live in a day and age where information is available as fast as your Internet connection will allow.
Books by Owl has been around since 2008 as a hobby of mine that has blossomed into helping over 15,000 test takers prepare for college level exams. It’s more a labor of love than anything else. I’m not associated with any college or test taking service – no one has bought my voice – and I don’t claim to be an expert. I’m just someone that has realized personal ambitions by following this route. Personally, I know there is more than one way to get a fancy education – and not everyone is cut out from the same institutional cloth. You can have a life while pursuing your higher education ambitions. Enjoy.