Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Partners with StraighterLine to Serve Adult Learners Through Online Bachelor’s Completion and Master’s Programs

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Partners with StraighterLine to Serve Adult Learners Through Online Bachelor’s Completion and Master’s Programs

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BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies ( (CGCS) has joined its rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes America’s best online colleges and universities. StraighterLine students can now apply academic credit towards select Norwich University online degree programs. Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, established in 1997, serves working adults and lifelong learners from around the world with its online bachelor’s, certificate, and master’s degree programs. Students interested in Norwich University’s online programs can earn credits toward their bachelor’s degree completion program or fulfill prerequisite requirements for specific master’s programs through StraighterLine. This partnership enables working adults to receive a quality education at their convenience and at a lower cost than with most traditional degree programs. “It is essential to Norwich’s mission to provide innovative learning opportunities and options for working adults,” said Bill Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “Our partnership with StraighterLine extends this mission.” Norwich University and StraighterLine make excellent partners because they are both focused on serving the adult learner in a way that is suitable to his or her lifestyle. Norwich University’s online programs deliver academic quality and balance theoretical knowledge with real-world practice so that its students can be prepared to make a difference in their fields immediately. Norwich’s online platform provides students with the flexibility they need to complete their degree around their schedule. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online courses – which can prepare students to enroll in CGCS programs – students can move through the material as quickly as they like. "Together, Norwich and StraighterLine can offer adult students an affordable pathway into college," said Burck, CEO at StraighterLine. StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online, flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 50 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit in business, technology, sciences, humanities, English, math, and language. StraighterLine’s customized degree plans show students how they can earn their dream degrees in preparation for careers in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including business, nursing, criminal justice, and engineering. About Norwich University: In keeping with Norwich University’s nearly 200 year history of academic excellence and innovation, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers online master’s degree, bachelor’s degree completion, certificate, and enrichment programs for working adults and lifelong learners. Designed to accommodate students’ varied work schedules and lifestyles, programs are delivered through Norwich University Online, a virtual and highly interactive learning platform that connects Norwich’s exceptional faculty and curricula to students across the country and around the world. Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. U.S. News & World Report rated Norwich University as having some of the best online programs in the country in 2013. Norwich’s online programs are recognized throughout the industry for its rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction, and retention. For information, visit or call 1-866-684-7237. About StraighterLine: StraighterLine’s mission is to help students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted – on their budget and on their schedule. StraighterLine has been recognized as an innovator in higher education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It has forged partnerships with more than 50 leading accredited online colleges and universities, where students ultimately earn their degrees after taking StraighterLine courses, lowering their cost of college and reducing their student debt. StraighterLine’s courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs. In addition to StraighterLine’s partner schools, more than 400 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). ###

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