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  • Finding a Flexible and Affordable Way to Complete Prerequisites Online: A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    Peretz Cohen knew what he wanted out of his college experience – affordability, flexibility, and a great IT degree program – he just needed to find a way to get it. Eager to enter the workforce, Peretz was interested in finding a school that offered flexible online education options - including majors that would help propel him into a successful career in information technology. After researching several colleges online, he found exactly what he wanted at StraighterLine partner college, Bellevue University. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! A Degree in Computer Information Systems Excited by the technology degree options available online at Bellevue, he enrolled in the s ...

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  • What Does It Take to Succeed in Online Summer Courses? [Infographic]

    Beth Dumbauld

    If you want to succeed in an online course, it's the simple things, like persistence and support, that ultimately make the difference in course completion. If you have questions around using online courses to complete your prerequisites this summer, need help finding a degree program, or want to know how to get started, our team of highly qualified enrollment counselors are to here to help! Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Need to know how to get credit this summer? Download our Quick Guide to Online Summer Courses Add the What Does It Take To Succeed in Online Summer Courses Infographic to your Site or Blog If you'd like to share this infographic, please click the button below to copy and ...

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  • Online College Credit and the Age of Price Competition

    Online College Credit and the Age of Price Competition
    Burck Smith

    Though online learning has been around since the mid-90’s, it wasn’t until the early part of the ‘00’s that it began to take off. Enrollments in online courses at accredited colleges have grown steadily such that, today, about 1/3 of all college students – about 6 million -- are taking at least one online course. Though online course delivery has become commonplace, the growth rate of students enrolling in online courses at accredited colleges has stagnated. (Source: http://mfeldstein.com/no-discernible-growth-us-higher-ed-online-learning/) Strong Demand for Low-Cost Online Learning One might argue that online education has reached a saturation point – that all the remaining students don’t want or need online course ...

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  • Summer Break Means Business!

    Summer Break Means Business!
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danika Rockett, Ph.D. The spring semester is over, and summer has arrived. If you’re like many students, you may want to spend a portion of the season getting ahead on your college degree. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! We recently offered some tips on general education courses to take over summer break if you are looking for ones that students are often able to complete in a quicker time frame. But what if you really mean business and are looking for courses that fit into a business degree plan? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of the courses StraighterLine offers that should fit into your business degree: BUS101: Introduction to Business This popular course fits into many degree pl ...

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  • 5 Tips for Taking Summer Courses Online at StraighterLine

    5 Tips for Taking Summer Courses Online at StraighterLine
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Nick Carter As a student advisor at StraighterLine, advising StraighterLine students doesn’t completely cover what I do every day. I like to consider myself more of a trusted StraighterLine guide - steering students toward the goal of completed courses and transferred credits. Whether you are a student who needs help uploading an assignment for your course, or you simply need some encouragement, we are here to help students in a variety of ways. After all, we receive thousands of phone calls from students, and have the experience to help you move forward in your classes, and in your degree. Can StraighterLine help you get summer credits? The big question during this time of the year is always the same: Can StraighterLine help ...

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