Transferring College Credit

  • How A Working Adult Got On Track to Earn An Accounting Degree in Less Than 3 Years. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    When Nardy Doyle decided to it was time to earn her degree in accounting, she didn’t want to wait. Even though she works one full-time and one part-time job, she was determined to earn her degree as quickly, cost effectively and efficiently as possible. Here’s how she used online college courses to rapidly earn the general education credits she needed for her degree– and accommodate her more than full time work schedule: Taking Full Advantage of College Courses That Are Guaranteed to Transfer Having a strong background in mathematics, Nardy wanted to get credit for material she already knew.  When she first enrolled at Strayer University, a StraighterLine Partner College, she was told her existing credits wouldn’t transfer. ...

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  • Tips for Military to Civilian Career Transition

    Beth Dumbauld

    The transition from a military to civilian career path doesn’t have to be impossible. There are numerous resources available that help you take that next step in your professional career. Consider, for example, that educational institutions may offer academic credit for your military experience to accelerate your bachelor's degree completion and help prepare you for career opportunities. Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! When embarking on a military career transition, it is important to remember that you have a great deal of professional experience and although your world has likely consisted of military employees, a minimal percentage of the nation’s population has served in the military. Tha ...

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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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  • Take Introduction to Statistics Online

    Barry Lenson

    A great college-level course in Statistics has just become available. It’s StraighterLine’s new Introduction to Statistics course.  You can take it online, and you can enroll today. Why You Should Study Statistics “We've all heard the saying, `Statistics don't lie,’” writes Prof. Dipak K. Dey of the University of Connecticut. “Yet it's not uncommon to see statistics misused to prove a point . . .  every year we hear about some powerful interests misusing statistical data to prove a specific point.” Prof. Dey is saying that when you study Statistics, you become wiser and harder to fool. But there are other reasons to study Statistics too. It can equip you for success in many different fields, including these  . . . ...

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  • Should You Take AP Macroeconomics or StraighterLine’s Macroeconomic Course?

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re a high school student who is considering taking AP Macroenomics at your high school, what can you expect? Would it be a better idea to take that AP test and the exam that accompanies it, or to take the Macroeconomics I Course that is offered online here at StraighterLine? Although AP program and StraighterLine courses both offer you a path to earning college credit, they are quite different. Here are some questions to ask as you weigh which option might be better for you. Are you confident that you will do well in the course? If you’ve already performed well in courses that required strong analytical ability – courses like Statistics, Algebra II and Calculus – chances are that you will earn a high grade in AP Macr ...

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