StraighterLine is now making eTextbooks available to you when you sign up for many of our courses.* eTextbooks are easy to order, affordable and as innovative as the course that you are about to take.
We’re excited about eTextbooks, and we think you will be too when you consider the benefits of ordering your eTextbook when [...]
Flexible College Options
Posted on August 8, 2013 by Barry Lenson
StraighterLine is now making eTextbooks available to you when you sign up for many of our courses.* eTextbooks are easy to order, affordable and as innovative as the course that you are about to take.Read More...
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you headed to college in a few weeks?Read More...
If so, chances are that you’re not thinking about the college courses that you’ll take when you hit campus again. But if you stop to think about it, chances are that you’re experiencing some low-level anxiety already about one or two of the courses that are on [...]
Posted on July 3, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
By Danielle KoonsRead More...
This is going to be a tricky topic. You see, StraighterLine wants me to talk about how taking classes will keep your summer from sucking. But you and I both know that a quick route to Sadville is to take summer classes.
In a previous post, I did mention all the good things about [...]
Posted on June 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you dreaming of getting a degree in nursing, healthcare, business, criminal justice . . . or something else?Read More...
No matter what degree you’re dreaming about, StraighterLine offers you an easier way to earn it. (Who says dreams don’t come true?)
To help you get started, StraighterLine is now offering you a series of free reports that [...]
Posted on June 11, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you go to most colleges, you are going to have to take a certain number of required courses. If you attend Columbia University in New York, for example, here are core curriculum courses that you will be required to take . . .
In addition to those courses that Columbia [...]Read More...
Posted on June 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“A Third of Students Transfer Before Graduating, and Many Head Toward Community Colleges,” a 2012 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, cites statistics compiled by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Transfer rates are similar for full- and part-time students, 32.6 and 33.9 percent, respectively . . . More than a quarter of all [...]Read More...
Posted on June 3, 2013 by Barry Lenson
We are proud to announce that Upper Iowa University has become the latest StraighterLine Partner college. Better yet, Upper Iowa University could be just the college for you. Let’s take a closer look.Read More...
About Upper Iowa University
Because Upper Iowa University is a StraighterLine Partner College, it’s ready to accept the credits that you earn in the [...]
Posted on May 26, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you answered yes to either of the questions in the title of today’s post, we’d like to start out by thanking you. This Memorial Day, we honor you for your service.Read More...
And we’d like to ask one more question too. Have you considered taking online courses here at StraighterLine to get a start on your [...]
Posted on May 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re studying business statistics, here’s some good news for you. StraighterLine has added 50 instructional statistics videos to its YouTube channel. They’re free, they’re great – and they’ll explain some pretty complex topics for you in just a few minutes.Read More...
Be sure to check them all out – chances are that there is one that [...]
Posted on May 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re in the military, all of us here at StraighterLine would like to start today’s post by thanking you for your service. All the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in the U.S. depend on the vital and selfless work that you do.Read More...
Yet if you’re currently serving – whether abroad or here on U.S. soil [...]
Posted on May 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When will you be able to sign up for a MOOC, earn college credits in it, and then transfer those credits immediately to your college?Read More...
Well, wouldn’t we all like to know? It’s a question that never seems to get answered. For people who are eager to take MOOCs and earn college credits for their online [...]
Posted on May 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I have the following conversation at least five times a year. I had it again just the other day. Here’s how it goes . . .Read More...
“I need to pick up three college credits this summer before I can graduate,” a student says to me.
“Well, you can do that for a few hundred dollars at StraighterLine,” [...]
Posted on May 10, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
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Dear Moms Going Back to College,
Thank you Mom for believing in your academic and career potential even when times got tough. You never abandoned your college dreams even when the busy-ness of life got in the way. Your persistence, diligence, and flexibility paid off. By taking college courses online, and earning your degree [...]
Posted on May 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Up until now, there haven’t been many community colleges that pride themselves for excellence in online education. That has now changed, thanks to Cecil College, a two-year public community college that offers transfer, career-credit and non-credit continuing education courses on an open-enrollment basis to all students who are eager to start their college studies.Read More...
If you’re [...]
Posted on May 1, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In September, 2012, a student named Donnie Davis was grappling with the fact that he only needed to complete one three-credit course before he could earn his Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University.Read More...
“I was thinking of CLEPPING it,” he says, meaning that he was about to take one of the CLEP exams to earn [...]