StraighterLine: The Fast Track To Your Dream Degree

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” 

We’ve been answering that question all our lives, and when we were kids, the sky was the limit: Astronaut, Brain Surgeon, President. But now we’re older, and the question is more serious, and the answer is heavily influenced by reality.

Now we know that to get our dream jobs, we first need to get our dream degrees. You don’t just decide one day that you’re going to be a brain surgeon and walk into the room to operate. You have to go to college, and medical school, and then do your residency, and your fellowship and… 

It’s a long road, and an expensive one, the road to your dreams. But what if there was a way you could get there quicker? What if there was a way you could save money and time without sacrificing quality?

What if there were a shortcut on the road to your dream degree?

There is.

Save a Semester on the Road to Your Dream Degree

With self-paced online college courses, you can trim a semester or more off the time it takes you to earn your dream degree. If you just took 2 StraighterLine courses each summer, you could graduate from college a semester early. 

And you don’t have to start there. You could take StraighterLine online college courses in high school. In other words, you could be working on your dream degree before you even start college!

Overcome Detours on the Road to Your Dream Degree

Let’s say you’re a senior and you get closed out of a course you need for your degree. Or, you switch majors, and you have some additional required college courses you hadn’t planned on taking. If the courses you need aren’t offered when you need them, you could be looking at an extra semester of college.  

You’re not alone. Only 53% of college students graduate within 6 years. And lack of access to the courses they need is a significant factor. But you can stay on schedule and graduate on time by taking those courses at StraighterLine. 

Your Dream Degree… or a Nightmare of Student Loan Debt 

The cost of college is so high these days that your dream degree can easily turn into a nightmare. The average student graduates with student loan debt of over $26,000. It doesn't have to be that way. 

With our $99 a month subscription plan, if you take 10 3- and 4-credit courses at $49 each (one time fee), you’ll pay just $1,678 for a full year of college. You could save thousands on the road to your dream degree, compared to the average published college tuition and fees rates for undergraduates for 2012-2013 (according to The College Board):

  • Public 2-Year (In-State): $3,131
  • Public 4-Year (In-State): $8,655
  • Public 4-Year (Out-of-State): $21,706
  • Private Nonprofit 4-Year: $29,056
  • For-Profit: $15,172

Veterans? Active Duty Military Personnel? Your Dream Degree Is In Reach, Too!

Wars don’t last forever, and neither do tours of duty. At some point, unless you’re a lifer, you’ll be coming back to your civilian life. You can get a head start on what’s next while you’re still in the service, thanks to our self-paced, online college courses. They fit perfectly into your downtime, whenever you get it, however short or long you’ve got. You can take as long as you want to finish your courses, and you don’t have to take the final until you’re ready. 

Don’t put your dream degree on hold because you’re serving our country. Make your dreams come true by getting a head start on your dream degree now.

Choose The Courses Your Dream Degree Requires

So what is your dream degree? Business? Engineering? Nursing? Technology? Law? Criminal Justice? Healthcare? Education? No matter what degree you choose, you’re going to have to take most of the same required courses. Why not take them conveniently and affordably from StraighterLine, and then transfer your credits to the college where you will eventually earn your dream degree? 

Here are just a few of our courses that you can take on the path to your dream degree:

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • College Algebra
  • Accounting I – Financial Accounting
  • Accounting II – Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communications
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Communications
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • United States History I
  • United States History II

Plus, if your intended college requires you to take College Prep or remedial courses before they let you start on your path to your dream degree, you can find those courses at StraighterLine too:

  • Introductory Algebra
  • Developmental Writing, which teaches you the Fundamentals of Writing
  • Student Success, which teaches you strategies for College Learning and Goal Setting

Accelerate Your Dream Degree with StraighterLine

When a StraighterLine student transfers their credits to a college or university and earns their degree, their diploma looks exactly like all the other diplomas their school confers. But because they took high quality, self-paced online college courses from StraighterLine first, our students paid less for their diplomas and usually got them quicker.

Are you on the road to your dream degree? Get there faster and more affordably with StraighterLine.

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