Self-paced, independent, online learning, even when fun, is often really hard — and can also be really discouraging. Engaging with peers in the forums and working hard on study habits can go a long way toward alleviating any sense of dismay. Sometimes, though, all you need is a little pick-me-up, a quick story from a fellow student about how their learning is working out for them.

A few of these stories are below and we will have a page of them very soon. If these inspire you, we heartily encourage you to share your own words and to visit the newly-buffed community page to find other ways to stay engaged.

Tell your story

From Kay:

Learning is very important to me. As a first generation high school graduate and a first generation college attendee, education connects to everything in my life. I found Saylor Academy because I needed some way to study for my upcoming course equivalency exam. I may only need the site once for this exam, but I encourage others to use it as much as they can. It is a great education tool!

From Stacy:

I spent all my time in high school and college taking classes in mathematics and science. Eventually, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Master’s degree in business. I really felt like something was missing in my education. I never studied the arts. Now, thanks to Saylor Academy, I can pursue my interest in art history, increasing my knowledge of both art and world history. This is making me a more well rounded person. I love it!


From a student in Vietnam:

I am thankful to Saylor Academy for the broadened knowledge I have learnt from the courses. It is a good enhancement to my professional profile and invaluable for my career. I do hope I can learn more for your programs for my further advancement.

From Dawn:

I love your courses, have learned more than I ever could in a classroom and you’re going to save me a FORTUNE in not going for my masters as I can and will prove to be a master without the tuition. Go Saylor!

From Mariam:

I majored in Business & this is my first time studying a more science & math focused major. Needless to say, it is definitely intimidating. Saylor Academy has given me the opportunity to test out the waters without having to enroll in college for a second degree program.

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