StraighterLine Scholar of the Month: Frances Smith

Barry Lenson

StraighterLine Success Story: Frances Smith

StraighterLine Review and Success Frances Smith

StraighterLine student Frances Smith is a woman who doesn’t let obstacles stand between her and her educational goals.

Back in April, 2009, Frances still had some courses to complete before she could earn her A.S. degree. So she turned to StraighterLine, completed both College Algebra and English Composition I within just one month, and then transferred the credits. “I went to my local community college and completed my A.S. in the spring of 2010,” she explains. She also took CLEP Exams to earn and apply an additional 30 credit hours.

Yes, Frances Smith is a resourceful person. Her resourcefulness was tested again when she was confronted with some serious medical problems – including the need for open-heart surgery. But instead of giving up the idea of completing her bachelor’s degree, she got right back on her feet and is now enrolled in Thomas Edison State College, hoping to graduate soon.

She could not have made all that progress without taking courses online at StraighterLine. Here’s how she describes her experience . . .

“I was very pleased with how smooth the course assignments were.  Easy explanation, carefully worded assignments and straightforward submittals for evaluation to Smarthinking.  Taking the few comments provided by Smarthinking, I was able to easily redraft my essays and submit them for a final grade. The whole course went smooth as pie."

Business Communications was interesting, quick and well worth the time, as it transferred as an upper-level course to my selected school, Thomas Edison State College. Finally, I took Western Civilization I and found it a very comprehensive and educational course. I have requested a transcript to be sent to Thomas Edison and am sure that within a month, these three courses will be credited to my Thomas Edison State College evaluation.”

And now it’s a family affair . . .

Jeff Smith, Frances’s son, has now jumped on board and is taking courses at StraighterLine too. Jeff has enrolled in Western Civilization I, Business Communications, and Introduction to Sociology. So the Smith family is now a StraighterLine family too.

“I found all five of my courses well organized, efficient and direct.” Frances states.  Personally, if either Jeff or I had a question regarding our courses, we were quickly and efficiently aided by our course advisors, Jessica and Christine. I couldn't say enough for the courtesy and efficiency of your course advisors or the convenience of taking StraighterLine courses. I can testify that after having attended many `sit-in-your-seat classes,’ StraighterLine courses equal or are even better than many courses I had taken in the traditional manner.”

Thank you, Frances Smith, for sharing your StraighterLine story. We send our best wishes for your continued educational progress and success.

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