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StraighterLine courses are self-paced and you can start immediately and and work at your own pace. You can take as little — or as long — as you need to get through the material.
We do not set due dates for coursework. Once you are ready to submit an assignment or complete an assessment, you may do so — take as much time as you need, or move as quickly as you would wish. Please be wary of your school’s deadlines and academic calendar; StraighterLine is not responsible for expediting transcripts or access to course retakes.
Each StraighterLine course follows a syllabus, which is located in our catalog. Though the topics and components of our courses vary, each topic may include a reading assignment, a lesson presentation, review activities, homework assignments, and other methods to help you learn the essential concepts. The topics represent the fundamental concepts that you will need to master in order to successfully complete the course.
Graded assessments are your key to successfully completing the course. Each assessment, with the exception of the first exam, can only be taken one time and all graded assessments have a time limit. Once you finish and submit the assessment, submitted answers cannot be changed. You will receive a final score for the course after all of the assessments and required assignments have been completed. If you choose to take the course for credit at a partner college, you can request a transcript and the final score will be forwarded to the partner college, who will award credit based on their academic criteria.
Some students thrive in self-paced courses, but others want professors to provide guidance and explanation. That's why many StraighterLine courses offer a professor-led option that includes professor videos, office hours and exam study guides. All of our professors are passionate about teaching and have considerable experience with the topics they teach.
View our Professor Led Courses to discover the educational benefits of a direct connection between student and professors.