Success Stories

  • What These Mothers Know About Going Back To College – And You Should Too

    Beth Dumbauld

    Online education is ideal for moms who want to go back to school and earn their degree ­– and Mother’s Day is an ideal time to put you, and your dreams in the spotlight. This Mother’s Day, we’re highlighting successful StraighterLine students, who also happen be mothers, to show you how you how it really can be done – you can go back to college and earn your college degree. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! Moms Have Dreams Too With your busy life, and competing responsibilities, online courses offer you a flexible and affordable way to earn your college degree. Online courses easily transfer into career-focused degree programs and help moms just like you fit earning a c ...

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  • How a Nurse Used Flexible Online College Courses to Complete His BSN Prerequisites. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    A working nurse decided to take charge of his career by earning his Bachelors of Science in Nursing, all while working full-time and supporting a family of five. We’re excited to share Gene G.’s story with you: Advancing a Career in Nursing Gene knew he needed to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) to advance his career. He had worked as a nurse for over 15 years with an Associates Degree in Nursing, but changes in the industry motivated him to go back to school. “I noticed a trend that large employers and hospitals were requiring nurses to get their BSN,” says Gene. “I work at a large local hospital, and if I switch departments, I’m required to earn my BSN.” While not yet required by his employer, Gene determ ...

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  • StraighterLine Student Testimonials – It’s Your Story, Your Success

    Beth Dumbauld

    Each year, thousands of students start on their path to a college degree with StraighterLine. Our flexible, affordable, and transferable online college courses help our students reach their goals academically – and professionally. StraighterLine student success facts: 65% of StraighterLine courses started are successfully completed. Over 90% of StraighterLine students who complete courses transfer to a college. 90% of StraighterLine students who transfer to a college end up earning their degree. Want to know how to get started? Get your free personalized degree plan today! StraighterLine students not only find college success, they also find the confidence and earn the credentials needed to pursue the career of their dreams ...

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  • How An Adult Learner Fulfilled His Dream of Earning a College Degree. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    Johnny Chapman, a StraighterLine student, is fulfilling his lifelong dream of earning his college degree. We’re excited to share his story with you: Transforming a Dream into a Reality “I started college right after high school, but I dropped out, got married, started to work and had kids,” says Johnny. “I always planned to go back to school, but it never seemed to quite come together. It’s been 20 years but finally some of the pieces started to come into place. It’s always been a dream of mine to earn my degree.” Choosing a Degree Program Johnny identified a degree program that interested him at Life Pacific College, a StraighterLine Partner College. He contacted Life Pacific to learn more about their Degree Compl ...

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  • How An Olympic Hopeful Fit Education Into His Training Schedule

    Beth Dumbauld

    For Aidyn Gangemi, a high school junior, taking English Composition I wasn’t just a matter of becoming a better writer, but also about finding something that fit into his busy schedule. Because Aidyn spends at least six hours a day training as a competitive ice dancer, he needed a course that was flexible and convenient. Aidyn thought about taking a CLEP exam, but decided against it. “With CLEP exams you are flying by the seat of your pants and hoping you pass,” says Aidyn’s mother Deb. “And if you fail – BUMMER – you’ll have to wait to take it again.” Aidyn knew he wanted a course that would fit into his schedule, but also set clear guidelines and provided feedback and structure. After some research, he selected Str ...

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