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Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key

Working Adults, Parents Can Find Success with ODUOnline

Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key, Old Dominion University's director of faculty diversity and retention in Academic Affairs and associate professor in human services, knows a thing or two about being a college student with a full time life. "I was one of those people," she said, surrounded by pictures of her kids on her desk. "I got my PhD online as a single mom with two kids."

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How to Finish College Online

Life happens, and maybe you never got around to finishing your bachelor’s degree. Transferring credits from classes you've already completed can jumpstart your path to finish your degree!

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How to Get Back to College After Time Off

Take the next steps in your education with confidence.

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How to Balance Parenthood with Earning Your Degree Online

We know it’s not always easy, but here are some ways you can include your family in your educational endeavors and make the path easier for everyone in your household.