StraighterLine and La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies partner to provide additional educational opportunities for undergraduate students oriented toward attainment of their degrees

StraighterLine and La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies partner to provide additional educational opportunities for undergraduate students oriented toward attainment of their degrees

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For Immediate Release BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies( in Philadelphia, Pa., has joined StraighterLine’s partner college network. StraighterLine partner colleges are regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses. La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers teaching order.  La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of La Salle’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies’ degree programs, and they can use these transfer credits toward the completion of their bachelor’s degree. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars earning their college degree. 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. In addition, now High School students can take StraighterLine courses as an AP Test Prep alternative or as dual credit program. StraighterLine has received approval for the following online college classes to be listed as AP courses: Economics I: Macroeconomics, Economics II: Microeconomics, English Composition, and General Calculus I. 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. A number of StraighterLine courses have also been reviewed and authorized by the College Board as AP Program courses. Currently, StraighterLine offers 15 entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology for non-majors, Introduction to Biology for non-majors with a lab, General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 1 with a lab, English Composition I, English Composition II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, and two developmental courses, with more to be offered soon. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:

  • American InterContinental University (
  • American College of Dubai (
  • Ashford University (
  • Assumption College (
  • Capella University (
  • Charter Oak State College (
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (
  • DeVry University (
  • Excelsior College (
  • Florida Gateway College (
  • Fort Hays State University (
  • Granite State College (
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (
  • Kaplan University (
  • La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies(
  • Nazarene Bible College (
  • Potomac College (
  • The University of Akron  (
  • Thomas Edison State College (
  • Thompson Rivers University (
  • Western Governors University (
  • WGU Indiana (
“We’re thrilled to be working with an institution with a reputation like La Salle’s,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “Once again, La Salle is proving itself to be a leader in making college education affordable for Philadelphia area students.”

About La Salle University NEVER STOP EXPLORING La Salle’s main campus in Philadelphia is composed of 130 acres and includes 54 buildings. The total University student body of 7,863 students, which includes 4,942 undergraduates and 2,921 graduate students from 45 states and 35 countries. La Salle University is inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle, and is shaped by Lasallian and Catholic values.  The La Salle University experience prepares students for a lifetime of personal development, service, and success. About the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Through the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, La Salle University offers a variety of fully online and blended learning options for students interested in combining academic quality, flexibility, and convenience. The academic degree and certificate programs offered are tailored to meet the scheduling needs of adults who are often juggling careers, families, and other responsibilities. The esteemed faculty members have both academic and industry experience that translates into the opportunity for students to receive a high-quality, practical education that combines theory with practice—a hallmark of La Salle University. As a graduate, you will join a group of more than 10,000 students who have received their advanced degrees at La Salle. For information, visit or call 215.951.1234. 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. 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 move 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 classes receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT has 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. For information, or call 1.877.str8erline (1.877.787.8375). *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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