Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Partners with StraighterLine to Help Students Get STEM Degrees

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Partners with StraighterLine to Help Students Get STEM Degrees

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BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that STEM focused Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (www.harrisburgu.edu) has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, welcoming StraighterLine students to transfer credits for enrollment in one of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology degree programs. This news means that StraighterLine students who successfully complete StraighterLine’s online college courses and want to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields can transfer to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology with a streamlined credit transfer process.As part of the partnership StraighterLine is working with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to provide a pathway into a degree program for students who are admitted conditionally to the University. The program includes a special discount on StraighterLine programs to help students complete the necessary courses to gain full admission. StraighterLine offers a number of college prep classes that will be included in the special package including Student Success (a credit credit-bearing course), and two developmental courses, Introductory Algebra, Developmental Writing. These courses are designed to help students master some of the basic skills they will need to be successful in college. Students who successful complete college level courses prior to attending college are more likely to complete their degree. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like. Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty eight entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, United States History I, Physics I with lab option and three developmental courses. “We are very excited to help Harrisburg find and qualify high school students in the mid-Atlantic area,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “High school students that demonstrate college level aptitude in low-risk, low-cost environments are terrific candidates for Harrisburg’s rigorous curriculum.” “We are very excited about our partnership with StraighterLine! Together, we can provide potential Harrisburg University students a cost-effective and proven option to become better prepared for college. This will be true for any student needing foundational courses in order to bridge into Harrisburg University and toward a career in science or technology. This will, for example, be a tremendous avenue for military personnel and adult learners wanting to return to college, who need a high quality, convenient and cost effective way to solidify their math or English skills,” says Dr. Eric Darr, Interim President of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. About Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. For more information on the University’s demand-driven undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call (717) 901-5146 or email [email protected] About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.” In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. And dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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