Get Schooled with American Public University

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of APU as a sponsor of the BlogU conference.

Something you should know about me?

I’m a nerd. A big one.

I love school.

I can’t help it, it’s just my thing.

Some kids are good at soccer or art or music.

I’m good at being in school. 

I went to college on a full academic scholarship, graduated early, completed my Master’s degree in one year, and was accepted into and began a program to get my phD. That all happened before I turned 22.

Unfortunately, that’s where that story ends.

This was about a decade ago, before online post-graduate programs had really come into their own. 

My school did not have online options for completing the phD program, so when I got married and moved to a different state I let that dream go for the time being. It’s not dead, just resting for a few years. Like Sleeping Beauty.

I do wish that continuing my education from a remote location online would have been an option, so that the work I had completed and money spent up to that point would not have been lost, but that just was not in the cards for me at the time.

It wasn’t until my dad started working as an executive officer for a company called American Public University that I realized that it IS an option for some people. In 2014 earning your degree entirely online really is an option.

Earlier this month I was honored to be able to partner with APU to put on the BlogU Conference. “Get Schooled” wasn’t just a cool catchphrase. It’s a way of life.

They are accredited and offer more than 180 degree and certificate programs.

I think it’s really cool that they offer classes starting monthly, so you can start whenever you are ready, and that the classes are completely online and in an asynchronous format, which means you just log-in and work whenever it is convenient for your schedule. 

You can see a quick video from one of their students here:

I’m completely jealous that she was able to move to Florida and complete her degree- because that is exactly where my story stopped.

If you are considering an online degree option, definitely consider American Public University. They cater to military families, working moms, and entrepreneurs. I’d be willing to bet they have a program that could work for you.


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of APU as a sponsor of the BlogU conference.


  1. This is such an exciting option. Getting a degree on your terms is an amazing thing. Ellen

  2. funnyisfamily says:

    APU has me seriously considering furthering my education, and I would love to see you get your PhD!

  3. This is such a great option for people to have. I think it’s the wave of the future in education.

  4. I love that this company was a sponsor of BlogU–all about empowerment and taking steps to make our lives better. And the modern convenience makes it possible for those caring for young kiddos too, which is always a total score in my book!

Leave a Reply