StraighterLine: An Alternative to edX
Free courses from Harvard! MIT! UC Berkeley! What’s not to like about edX, the new free online course provider? Plenty, as it turns out, from the limited number of courses (2-3 per school) to the fact Harvard, MIT and Berkeley won’t give you credit for them!
If you’re comparing StraighterLine to edX, you need to do your homework.
If you’re thinking about taking courses from edX, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want to earn college credit for the courses you take?
- Do you want to transfer your courses to an accredited college or university where you intend to get your degree?
- Do you want to choose from dozens of college courses?
- Do you want access to one-on-one tutoring if you need it?
- Do you think you’d benefit from a student advisor?
- When it’s time to transfer credits, do you want expert help with the process?
- Do you want as long as you need for courses with no fixed start or end dates?
At StraighterLine, the answer is YES.
ACE Credit has evaluated and recommended our courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.
Here’s what else you get at StraighterLine:
- Flexible scheduling including start times, test dates and course access
- Proctored Exam option
- Expert Credit Transfer Assistance
- Guaranteed transfer to partner schools
What good are free courses if you can’t get credit for them?
StraighterLine isn’t free like edX... but it is affordable. Choose from:
- College for $99 a Month subscription plan Take unlimited courses, with a $49/course 1-time registration fee
- Freshman Year for $1299 Take up to Ten 3- and 4- credit courses
With StraighterLine, you can save thousands of dollars on your required college courses... and unlike edX, you can get credit for what you learn.
The choice is clear: StraighterLine
If you want to lower the cost of your college education by taking self-paced, online college courses and get college credit for them, StraighterLine is the smarter choice.
See what StraighterLine courses are like: start a free trial today!