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Low cost approach to DL credits

Postby cbkent » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:05 pm

Found this while looking for something else. They offer DL courses, which are transferable to RA partner colleges. The company does not offer degrees; just courses. The list of partner colleges is interesting.

http://chronicle.com/article/Entreprene ... to/130918/

http://www.straighterline.com/
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Re: Low cost approach to DL credits

Postby johann » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:42 pm

I understand - both from the source you gave and from another forum - that the SL highway hasn't been all that smooth. Some of the original partners have backed away. For one, I'm told FHSU no longer accepts any Straighterline courses, no matter whether via the ACE route or otherwise.

Still - SL can be a bargain, depending what you need and where you seek credit for it. Bargain-shopping can sometimes be such a hassle that it gets in the way of the actual education process -- but I think it's always preferable to avoid debt if one can -- especially educational debt.

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Re: Low cost approach to DL credits

Postby johann » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:42 pm

If Straighterline's course-provision model interests you, you might want to have a look at ALEKS as well. They're here. http://www.aleks.com/highered
Lots of discussion of both firms out on the boards. There's one forum that pretty well concentrates on the Big 3, CLEP, DANTES, Straighterline, Aleks etc.

http://www.degreeforum.net

And no - I'm not affiliated in any way with the schools, testing institutes or fora I've mentioned. :)

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