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Returning to complete your degree… there’s an app for that


Apps and websites have the power to save you time and make your busy life a little easier. For people who have decided to return to college and complete their degrees, this is especially true. There are hundreds of apps out there, but we’re going to give you a list of some of the best. Before you read on, bookmark this blog, full of tools and resources, so you can refer back to it.

My Way Mississippi

A great place to start. This website contains everything you need to know about returning to complete your degree – including planning tools, financial aid resources, info on Mississippi-specific programs, degree information, career/work advisory, the Complete 2 Compete program, and much more.

Apps for Studying

Here are some of the more highly-rated apps for managing your coursework.

  1. iStudiez Pro Keep track of your schedule, assignments, deadlines and more.

  2. Evernote A note-taking app and much more – make to-do lists, manage projects, brainstorm ideas, set reminders, edit documents, and collaborate with other students.

  3. Brainscape Make your own flashcards or use someone else’s to improve studying.

  4. StudyBlue Flashcards, homework help, and more.

  5. CliffsNotes Study Guides Access study guides for common college literature right in the palm of your hand.

Apps for Reference

  1. Online Dictionary/Thesaurus – You absolutely have to have one. and Merriam-Webster are the most popular.

  2. Wolfram|Alpha This amazing search engine can answer your questions, perform computations, conduct analysis, help with complicated mathematical equations or scientific formulas.

  3. EasyBib All the help you need for formatting research papers and citing references.

  4. RealCalc Scientific Calculator A fully functioning engineering/scientific calculator in the palm of your hands.

  5. Microsoft Office Mobile Gain mobile access to the Microsoft programs you need – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others.

Apps for Organization

  1. Dashlane The perfect way to keep track of all your passwords.

  2. G Suite (formerly Google Apps) Get all your productivity apps in one place – Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Calendar, and more.

  3. Store all your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere.

  4. Todoist Simplify your life by using this app to keep all your to-dos in one place.

Other Apps You Need

  1. Chegg Find great deals on your textbooks. Their motto is – “Saving broke students one textbook at a time.”

  2. Linked In Networking is crucial for building a solid career. This is one of the places where you do that.

  3. TinyScanner Scan anything with your phone and turn it into a shareable file. Very convenient.

Another way to make your life easier.

Technology and apps can help you organize and simplify to get things done. Complete 2 Compete does the same thing. It’s a program that helps Mississippi adults identify the clearest pathway to completing their degree. They also provide the support of a C2C coach – who will help guide you through the process of earning your degree.


C2C is a state program that helps Mississippi adults who previously attended college earn a degree and create a brighter future.