Northern Virginia Community College and StraighterLine partner for flexible higher education options

Northern Virginia Community College and StraighterLine partner for flexible higher education options

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Baltimore, MD - StraighterLine and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) announced today a partnership to provide another pathway to an affordable college degree. NOVA has joined the rapidly expanding group of regionally accredited partner schools that award college credit to StraighterLine students who transfer to that school. This means students can now transfer StraighterLine college credits to NOVA, an institution of higher education that recognizes the important role distance learning fills for many individuals trying to balance the responsibilities of busy lives.
“NOVA is committed to increasing college access for more people while lowering the cost of completing a degree,” NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. said. “Our agreement with StraighterLine creates another option for learners to complete college at an affordable price.”
Students can take self-paced, freshman and introductory-level online college courses through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of a college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students pay only $99 per month plus a registration fee of $39 per course and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.
“StraighterLine’s coursework fits perfectly with NOVA’s commitment to flexible and affordable pathways to a college degree,” said StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith. “Together, we’re pleased to offer affordable pathways for students.”
StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). Compared to online courses from a typical college or university, StraighterLine’s courses have been found to offer equal academic rigor but are more affordable and convenient. Ninety percent of successful StraighterLine students were either enrolled or had completed a degree program at the college that accepted StraighterLine’s courses. Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. Five 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. In addition, dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests. About Northern Virginia Community College Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute which offers hundreds of distance learning courses leading to 19 associate degrees and several certificates. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s website, 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. For information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). ### Josef Katz StraighterLine, Inc. 202-507-7020 ext 603 [email protected] Carlene Mackereth Northern Virginia Community College 703-257-6658 [email protected]

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