June 2010

  • A College Admissions Tool for Smart Students

    Barry Lenson

      If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you already know that StraighterLine online college courses offer significant advantages to college students. They allow students to . . . “Test Drive College” courses that they will later take in college. The result? Better grades if the course is taken again in the classroom. Save $1,000s in college costs, by taking required core courses online at low cost. Cut one semester or more from the traditional four years of college study. Those are just a few advantages. But there are others too. Some students have been reporting that StraighterLine is helping them get into their colleges of choice . . . StraighterLine online college courses make students more att ...

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  • Capella University: a Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    Are you interested in using your StraighterLine college credits to earn a degree at another institution? If so, great.  It is simple to transfer them via the American Council on Education. But StraighterLine offers some other attractive options too, through programs with 11 Partner Colleges (we are adding more soon). All are top-quality, accredited institutions that have agreed to accept StraighterLine college credits directly, with no need to send transcripts or go through a complicated college admissions process. Today, we’d like to profile one of our excellent Partner Colleges – Capella University. The History of Capella University . . . Capella University was the inspiration of Stephen Shank, former CEO of Tonka Corpora ...

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  • iCollege? Governor Pawlenty, We’re Already There

    Barry Lenson

    “Do you really think that in 20 years, somebody is going to put on their backpack, drive a half hour to the University of Minnesota from the suburbs, haul their Keister across campus, and listen to some boring person drone on about Econ 101 or . . . is there another way to deliver the service other than a one-size-fits-all monopoly provider that says, `show up at 9:00 o’clock on Wednesday morning for Econ 101?’ Can’t I just pull that down on my iPhone of iPad whenever the heck I feel like it, from wherever I feel like? And instead of instead of paying thousands of dollars, can I pay $199 for iCollege instead of $.99 cents for iTunes?”  -Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, June 10 ...

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  • MyFox9 News Covers StraighterLine

    Barry Lenson

    On June 17, MyFox9 News in Minneapolis/Saint Paul told the story of StraighterLine online college courses. We’re mentioning it here on the StraighterLine blog not to brag about the coverage, but to recommend that you watch the news segment for yourself. In just a few minutes of airtime, it does a very effective job of telling the StraighterLine story.     Related Posts Five Reasons Why High School Graduation Should Not Be the Last Stop Freshman Year at College for $1000 or Less? College: Why Pay Sticker Price? College in Three Years? New Ways to Start College While You’re in High School Summer College Classes Online Freshman Year for only $999 College Courses Online for $99 a Month Online College Al ...

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  • Six Ways to Go to College in Your PJs

    Barry Lenson

    College students love fads. Back in the roaring twenties, they danced the Charleston and squeezed themselves into phone booths. After that, they swallowed goldfish. Then at some point, they fell in love with the practice of going to class in pajamas. Pajamas and campus life are perfect together. PJs are comfy and comforting, and sort of sexy. If you wake up only five minutes before class, you can dash right out of your dorm and straight to class after pausing to fix your hair and apply mascara. College in your PJs? I first heard about it 10 years ago, when a young woman who was attending University of King’s College in Halifax told me, “We’re so comfortable, we get out of bed and go right to class in our pajamas.”  That m ...

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