FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/24/2019
STRAIGHTERLINE, CAMPUS3 AND 3 COLLEGES LAUNCH FIRST-YEAR ONLINE VALUE PATHWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Program makes North American colleges more appealing for international students
Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine, a provider of affordable college readiness programs, Campus3 and three colleges in the United States have partnered to create a First-Year Online Value Pathway allowing international students to start studies in their home country while waiting for a visa, save thousands on tuition, and earn up to a year’s worth of university and college credit prior to matriculating on a campus in North America. Participating colleges are:
- Fisher College in Boston, MA
- National Louis University in Chicago, IL
- New England College in Henniker, NH
Offered 100% online, this program combines up to two semester’s worth of online coursework plus additional enrollment assistance and academic support for a savings of up to $40,000 for the first year. Upon matriculation at a participating college, up to a year’s worth of credit can be transferred.
“Attracting international students is getting tougher and tougher,” said Andrew Subryan, Campus3 CEO. “This program lets universities and colleges offer a more affordable option while giving prospective students a potential edge in the study visa approval process.”
“For international students, online learning hits the trifecta,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and founder. “Students save money on tuition and expenses, start immediately, and prove their academic ability prior to arriving on campus.”
“With the recruitment of online students being as competitive as it is, it’s only a matter of time until online delivery blends with face to face delivery to create innovations for these students,“ says Robert Melaragni, Chief Admissions Officer at Fisher College. “At Fisher, we want to be on the forefront of innovation.”
Rick Yaconis, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing at National Louis University agrees saying “colleges that continue to have success attracting international students will maintain a competitive edge while adding value to all students. We want to be the premier destination for international students in the Chicagoland area.”
“New England College is thrilled to make this opportunity available to international students and we look forward to welcoming them to our beautiful campus in the USA to complete their studies toward a bachelor’s degree,” Brad Poznanski, VP Enrollment at New England College.
Interested students and colleges can visit Campus3 for more details.
StraighterLine is a student success and college readiness company that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses are offered to students for a $99-a-month subscription. StraighterLine has developed a network of over 130 accredited colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. StraighterLine’s courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), and will be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for credit transfer. StraighterLine currently serves over 25,000 individual students a year. Visit https://www.straighterline.com or https://partners.straighterline.com for more information.
Campus3 partners with innovative universities, colleges, and high schools in the USA and Canada to provide turnkey international recruitment solutions. Campus3 solutions enable diversity on campus and generate new revenue streams. Most solutions have performance based pricing and allows institutions to move some fixed cost to a variable cost in managing agent networks and marketing internationally. Campus3 takes the time to understand leadership objectives to assess how international recruitment can serve the mission of the organization and help the institution update or develop its international strategy. Visit http://www.campus3.global/blog/international-pathway-program-2 for more information.