StraighterLine and KNEXT Partner to Provide Students with an Additional Pathway to Earn College Credit
Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) today announced a business alliance with KNEXT that will increase opportunities for non-traditional students taking Straighterline’s online courses to earn college credit for their work experience.KNEXT, an education software and solutions company, will offer its Learning Recognition Program to students enrolled in StraighterLine’s flexible and affordable, self-paced courses. The program helps individuals convert learning from prior work and life experience, on-the-job training, and volunteer activities into college credit.
“With the Internet, students can get college-level learning from just about anywhere. By partnering with KNEXT, students can combine their college-level courses with prior work experience to significantly decrease the cost of going to college” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine.Many adult students go back to school without a way to get recognition, and college credit, for experiential learning acquired outside of the classroom.
“Our relationship with StraighterLine will give more students the opportunity to use our prior learning assessment program to petition for college credit, saving them time and money,” says Brian Ouellette, Vice President of KNEXT. “StraighterLine is a new choice for learners looking for an affordable college solution, especially those looking to maximize their benefit from a company tuition reimbursement program.”Currently, the StraighterLine curriculum 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, United States History I, Student Success, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses. About KNEXT KNEXT, an independent business unit of Kaplan Inc., is an education software and solutions company focused on helping higher education institutions build (or enhance) prior learning assessment offerings and online portfolio management. By enabling individuals to translate their prior learning into college credit and track their progress through online portfolios, we help institutions recruit engaged adult learners and increase both persistence and graduation rates. The company is composed of experienced educators and professionals committed to promoting, growing and furthering education. Offering a variety of online resources and products, KNEXT seeks to help adult students in their pursuit of postsecondary education. For information about KNEXT, the Learning Recognition Program, self-assessment quizzes, the PATH courses, and more, visit http://pages.knext.com/straighterline. 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 250 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). ### Media Contacts: StraighterLine: Josef Katz [email protected] 202-507-7020 ext 603 KNEXT: Quenjana Adams [email protected] 312-706-6004