StraighterLine and The American College of Dubai Partner to Offer College Savings to International Students

StraighterLine and The American College of Dubai Partner to Offer College Savings to International Students

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For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that The American College of Dubai (, a privately endowed post-secondary institution based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has joined StraighterLine’s expanding partner college network as their first Middle Eastern partner college .  StraighterLine partner colleges are all regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of The American College of Dubai’s degree programs. Students can use these transfer credits towards the completion of their bachelors degrees.  As with all transfer students to ACD, the student must meet the admissions regulations set out by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes from 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. StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE)’s Credit Recommendation Service and have met or exceeded the Distance Education and Training Council’s standards for online course quality. Currently, StraighterLine offers nine entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics and two developmental courses, with more course 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 (
  • Excelsior College (
  • Fort Hays State University (
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (
  • Kaplan University (
  • Florida Gateway College (
  • Nazarene Bible College (
  • Potomac College (
  • The University of Akron  (
  • Thompson Rivers University (
  • Western Governors University (
  • WGU Indiana (
"StraighterLine is now a great way for international students to bring down the cost of college no matter where they live or in what country they plan to study", says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO and Founder.

About The American College of Dubai The American College of Dubai (ACD) is a privately endowed post-secondary institution based in Dubai, UAE,  created under the laws of the UAE and operating with the required UAE Government approvals which include formal accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as local licensure approval by the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. Established in 1991, ACD is located on a purpose-built campus in the Garhoud area of Dubai, near the Dubai International Airport and opposite the Dubai Festival City.   The institution offers a complete Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) qualification as well as a university transfer program designed to facilitate transfer abroad for degree completion in a variety of disciplines.  A comprehensive Academic English program is offered for students who require additional preparation before entering a degree course. 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% 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 includes up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses 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 also 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, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). Contact: Widmeyer Communications Charles Martin 202 667-0901  [email protected]

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