Transfer Student Rates and StraighterLine

Jaime Dalbke

From October, 2008...

Some 50 years ago, if you were a student who transferred from a two-year community college to a four-year university program, you would have been regarded as an exception to what others were doing. Not anymore. Studies show that such transfer rates are increasing each year. Indeed, some top academic institutions such as George Mason University receive more community college transfer students than incoming freshmen.

The reasons vary on why this trend is growing. For some students, it is to save money (it generally costs less to do introductory general education courses at two-year schools). For others, it is convenience (community colleges generally offer more nighttime courses, which helps those who are working first shift). And several simply do not want to start their studies immediately under the standard practices of taking four to six courses per semester. Often, it is a combination of all of these factors.

Whatever the conditions involve, for students who plan to transfer credits to a four-year program, there is an easier and less expensive way even than two-year community colleges. StraighterLine (SL) is an online educational system that lets you set your own pace and your own schedule to study required courses needed for an undergraduate degree. We charge a flat fee of just $399 per course, and you do your studying whenever you want on your computer, with online tutors available 24/7 should you need assistance.

Most importantly, we at SL partner with accredited colleges to receive your final grades, and we use that relationship to assist you in gaining admission to that college where you will be awarded credit for your work. You can also transfer your credits from that college to another institution should you choose to do so.

We at SL combine all the advantages of two-year community colleges while removing some of the disadvantages, and we have not even mentioned the costs of driving to and from the college, finding a place to park and paying for that space, extra fees, and so on. With all this in mind, why not try us? Visit to learn more about what can meet all your educational needs conveniently and affordably.

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