Grantham University | Questions?
A frequent question that new Grantham University students have is, “how do I log on to the Grantham University?”
It is quite simple actually! Just go to https://glife.grantham.edu/cp/home/loginf
There you will find the GLife portal, which is the Grantham University system login point.
GLife provides faculty, staff and students with 24/7, single sign-on access to a variety of resources.
The Grantham GLife portal is dynamic, meaning that you’ll have access to real-time information that is relevant to you. Login and start experiencing the GLife advantage today!
Grantham University | Log in
When you log in to GLife, the screen should look like this:
Enter your username and password. Your username is the same as your student number, and your password is your birthday in MMDDYY format (e.g. If your birthday is on June 04, 1979, your password would be 060479).
Once logged-in to GLife for the first time, you’ll be prompted to change your password and create 3 security questions and answers. If you have any difficulty logging in to GLife, please contact your Student Progress Representative at 800-955-2527.
Grantham University | New Features
The University encourages you to explore the portal and the many new features it offers, including the ability to access your courses, view your unofficial transcript, monitor your account balance, and keep up-to-date on University news and events. Tutorials on how to navigate within GLife are located on the Home tab after you log-in.
If you have any problems logging in, contact Grantham University Support at 1-800-955-2527 (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM CST) or 1-800-955-2527 ext 600 (After-Hours and Weekend Support)
For login to the Grantham University BookStore, go to https://apps.grantham.edu/BookStore/login.aspx we hope that you find this helpful. If you have any problems please contact the University support line at at 1-800-9552527. All of us here at Grantham University hope that you find this information useful.
A thought from Grantham University President Joseph McGrath
For many, going back to school later in life can be very intimidating. But over the last few years, more and more adults are returning to school to fulfill a lifelong goal, to change career paths, brush up on a particular skill, or advance their careers. Whatever the case may be, don’t let it be a daunting task. Don’t be intimidated by returning to college! Let’s take a look at a few common misconceptions that adult learners have about returning to school:
- I’m going to be the only adult student in the classroom. This may have been true back in the 1970s, but today you’ll find that there are a lot of adults returning to college later in life. According to theNationalCenter for Education Statistics, the number of students age 35 and older in degree-granting institutions has soared from about 823,000 in 1970 to an estimated 2.9 million in 2001.
- Going back to school will be tough with my work and family life. There’s no doubt, it won’t be easy, but it is definitely doable. There are many options available for working adults today. Many schools recognize the unique challenges that adults face when juggling a full-time job with soccer games and play dates. Most colleges offer classes that meet once a week in the evenings or on Saturdays. Another great option is to attend school online.
- Do I really need a college degree? That depends on you and your personal goals, but many studies show that earning a college degree is well worth the effort. Besides being more well-rounded and skilled, your living situation can greatly improve. On average, someone with a bachelor’s degree makes at least $18,000 more annually than someone with just a high school diploma (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Those with master’s degrees make nearly $10,000 more than those with bachelor’s degrees, and the growth does not stop there. In addition, your chance of being unemployed is much lower if you have a college degree.
- I can’t attend college full-time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to. Most adult college students attend college part-time due to their work and family schedules. One of the most difficult periods of transition for adult college students occurs during their very first class. Not only do you have to adjust your schedule, but you now have assignments and studying to complete. When returning to college for the first time after a few years, it might be a good idea to just take one class at a time until you become comfortable with your new schedule. As it gets easier over time, feel free to add one or two more courses.
- There are so many colleges to choose from; I don’t know where to start. When choosing a school, you want to keep your long-term goals in mind. Below are some questions you should ask yourself when deciding what school is the right fit for you:
- What field of study interests you? What kind of degree?
- How much will each class cost? Are books and software included?
- Can college classes I’ve already taken, military service and even previous work experience count towards my degree?
- Am I required to attend class a certain amount of time each semester?
- Are library resources, mentoring services and tutoring available at no extra cost?
- Does the school offer scholarships, financial aid, or accept tuition assistance?
- It’s been so long since I’ve been in school, there’s no way I’ll pass college math or English. Don’t worry, many schools offer placement exams for math and English courses. The college will place you in the appropriate class based on the results of the exam. You can also look into taking a remedial math or English class as a refresher before you begin with the courses in your degree program.
Are you still not sure about returning to college later in life? Ask yourself this, “Is there ever going to be a right time?” It’s time to take advantage of all of the resources that are available for adult learners. Today, more than ever, it is easier to earn your degree while working full-time and meeting the needs of your family. What are you waiting for?
Today is your day to finally take action!
Joseph McGrath, President
Creative Study Tips form Grantham University
By Johanna Altland, GranthamUniversity
Do you ever get bored using the same old study skills time and again? Not only can you become bored and reluctant to study, but your brain will lack the stimulation it needs to stay alert. So, shake things up by incorporating some of the creative study tips below:
Create flash cards. Flash cards are a great way to memorize key terms, definitions and dates. As you review your flash cards, be sure to shuffle them into a different order each time. If there is a question that you are struggling with, spend a few extra minutes reviewing the information in your textbook related to that subject.
Before a test, write key questions and their answers down on slips of paper and place them around your house. As you go about your daily routine and you come across one of the slips of paper, answer the question before you continue on with what you were doing. This is also a great way to involve your children. They can fill out the slips of paper with a predetermined list of questions and place them around the house. Not only will this keep them occupied, but it will provide you with a little extra study time.
Make a “wikiHow” page about the subject. By creating a wikiHow Web page, you’ll be helping others learn about the subject you’re studying, and you’ll also be reviewing and studying as you create the page. For those of you who are not familiar with wikiHow, it is one of the world’s largest online how-to manuals. Anyone can create a wikiHow page about how to do something. For example, if you want to learn about the quickest way to add five consecutive numbers, visit: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-5-Consecutive-Numbers-Quickly.
Use mnemonic devices. Remember the trick you used in elementary school to remember the colors of the rainbow? Well, mnemonic devices are a tried and true way to remember a list of items or formulas. Here are some common mnemonic devices:
- ROY. G. BIV – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet are the colors of the rainbow.
- Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge – This sentence is one of the easiest ways to remember the treble clef lines in music: E,G,B,D,F.
- Super Man Helps Every One – This sentence is commonly used to remember the Great Lakes. The first letter of each word corresponds with the first letter in the names of each of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.
Teach the subject you are studying to someone else. While this may take a little bit of time, it is a creative way to review the information that you have already learned.
*Because they can be time consuming, it may not make sense to use these creative study methods all of the time. However, they are a great way to master a challenging subject and will keep your studying fresh and your brain energized.
College Education: Are You Ready?
Good indicators that you are ready to pursue an online degree!
#1 You have a goal and know that education is key to getting there.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if … you already know that you need a certain degree type in order to get ahead – either financially or in terms of job responsibilities. Just remember: Earning a degree requires commitment. Make sure you have a clear objective; otherwise, you will have a tougher time making it through your more difficult studies.”
#2 Your family is on board with your decision to pursue your education.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if … you have discussed your education goals with your family and have their support. It is important to talk with your family – before starting your degree program – about why you want to go to college. Go over how things might be different around the house: increased chores for kids, rotating meal preparation responsibilities, guaranteed quiet time to study in the evenings, etc.”
#3 You understand the time commitment required.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if … you are comfortable with the time involved and are 100% committed. A three-credit college course will require, on average, 10 to 12 hours per week. Be realistic about your schedule and your motivation. A good rule of thumb might be to set aside an hour and a half each evening for your studies, and a few hours each weekend day.”
#4 You have considered the financial impacts of going to school to earn your degree.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if … you have done your research on student financing and know your options. Look at your personal budget and examine how paying for school may affect you and your family over the next few years. Explore all financial assistance options, including scholarships. And think about the payoff from your investment – the potential for increased earnings with your degree in hand.”
#5 You are an active duty service member or veteran, and are familiar with your tuition assistance benefits.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if … you have learned about the veteran benefits and tuition assistance (TA) benefits available to you. TA funds and veteran education benefits can cover the costs associated with tuition, books, supplies and more for a variety of educational and training programs. It is a smart, cost-effective way to obtain your education and enhance your career advancement opportunities.”
#6 You are a corporate employee, and tuition reimbursement is one of your company benefits.
Grantham University says, “You are ready to start your college education online if you know the ins and outs of your company’s tuition reimbursement benefit. Taking advantage of this generous offer is a smart move … and always worthy of serious consideration. Do some checking at your workplace – sometimes tuition assistance is not heavily advertised, although available.” If it is offered, consider these factors:
- How much they will pay. Employers areable to provide $5,250 in educational assistance per year tax free. If your employer chooses to offer this benefit, chances are that the amount would cap at the $5,250.
- What they cover. Inaddition to tuition and fees, are things like textbooks and related course materials included?
- Type of education. Some companies will pay 100% of the costs toward a degree or certification, but only 50% for personal interest courses. Make sure to ask!
- Type of institution. Typically, employers will insist that your chosen school is accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Check this out before settling on a university.
- Your grades. Find outhow grades may affect your level of coverage. Employers often require a “C” or better for tuition reimbursement eligibility.
- When they will pay. Determine whether your employer will pay up front, at the start of the semester, or if you have to come up with money for tuition first, and then wait for reimbursement after you receive your grades.
- Field of study. Acommon employer requirement is for your field of study to be relevant to your current or future job.
- Length of employment. Following degree completion, you usually must remain employed for a certain amount of time by that employer.
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