Go Back to School with More College Credit StraighterLine Releases List of New Courses Planned for September 2011

Go Back to School with More College Credit StraighterLine Releases List of New Courses Planned for September 2011

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For Immediate Release BALTIMORE, MD –StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) today announced their new courses for the 2011 Back-to-School season. Named one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education” by Fast Company and covered by Forbes, Time, The Huffington Post, Business Week, US News and World Report and The New York Times, StraighterLine now offers nearly 40 online college courses. StraighterLine’s 15 new online college courses are:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Physical Education, Health & Wellness
  • United States History I
  • Western Civilization I
  • Pharmacology I
  • Pharmacology II
  • Physics I
  • General Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II
  • General Physics II with Lab
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Student Success

Currently, StraighterLine offers 23 entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus 1, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with a lab, General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 1 with a lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics and two developmental courses.

“With an expanded list of online courses equivalent to those at most colleges, StraighterLine saves students and taxpayers even more,” says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO.

With StraighterLine, students pay only $99 per month plus $39 per course started and can move as quickly or slowly through the material as they like. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes and save thousands of dollars earning a college degree. StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) and have met or exceeded the Distance Education and Training Council’s standards for online course quality. StraighterLine’s English Comp I, Calculus I, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses have been reviewed and authorized by the College Board as AP Program courses. About StraighterLine StraighterLine is a leader in making a quality college education more affordable. StraighterLine’s programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt. In addition to college-bound high school students and college students, StraighterLine serves working adults, active duty military and other highly motivated adult distance learners who are trying to fit college studies into their busy lives and need the flexibility that self-paced, online college courses can offer. StraighterLine offers two innovative programs. The “Freshman Year for $999” program is designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education. Students can take up to 10 StraighterLine courses for a single fee of $999 and realize savings of more than 90 percent versus the first-year tuition at many colleges. Students can also enroll in a subscription package for $99 a month that allows students who can complete the material even faster an opportunity for even greater savings. Both programs include up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in StraighterLine’s rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - www.acenet.edu/acecredit/) has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education. StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree or furthering their education. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). ###

[1] AP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of StraighterLine courses.  Authorization for the AP Program indicates the listed courses have successfully completed the AP Course Audit process administered by the College Board and is not an endorsement by the College Board.

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