Success Stories

  • 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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  • StraighterLine Student of the Month: Alex Evdokimov

    Barry Lenson

    When Alex Evdokimov decided to start a new career as a teacher in Massachusetts, he found Western Governors University and decided to enroll there. “I have lived in several countries and taught in them,” Alex explains, “but I wanted to earn a degree in education and get my teacher certification in Massachusetts. I was attracted to WGU because I didn’t want to go to a regular school with semesters, which are a burden,” he says. “I could move ahead a lot faster at WGU.” But then Alex hit a snag. “I wanted to start my major studies right away,” Alex explains, “but my course counselor at WGU said that before I could, I needed to complete an awful lot of courses. We agreed that it would probably take me a year to complete ...

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