(PRWEB) April 5, 2005 -
Degree.com, a leading online resource for distance learning degrees, is now offering for free its $200 program teaching people how to get college credit for what they already know.
ÂThis is the best kept secret in higher education today,Â said Sheila Ring, spokesperson for Degree.com. ÂOur site now has everything there is to know to help people obtain a college degree from a fully accredited college in one year or less.Â
Degree.com formerly sold a $200 CD with instructions on how anyone in the world can complete a college degree in less than a year, based on what they already know or starting from scratch. Now Degree.com has everything there is to know on its Web site for free.
The free information now available on Degree.com covers how to take exams to get college credit and how to complete a fully accredited, four-year bachelorÂs degree in one year or less, without ever having to enter a classroom.
ÂYou can easily test-out of all of the courses,Â Ring said. ÂAnd the cost of the education is among the lowest in the country. Nothing short of a scholarship will get you college credit and a degree cheaper than this.Â
The program also helps people get college credit for courses and workshops they have already completed, for military experience and prior learning assessment portfolios.
According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn over 60 percent more on average than those with only a high school diploma. Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high school diploma and a B.A. (or higher) is more than $1 million.
Despite this huge gap in earnings, only 21 percent of all adults over the age of 25 have college degrees. In a national newspaper survey asking what the readersÂ biggest regrets were, most Americans said that they regretted not continuing with their education.
There is no longer an excuse for this, Ring says. ÂIf there is a little voice inside of you that tells you that you deserve college credit for what you already know; if you believe you know more than the new employee with a college degree; and if you are willing to commit two hours a day, then you are one year away from your college degree. And your degree does not say that is a distance learning degree or a degree achieved through test taking or prior learning.Â
It is designed for the adult learner who has college level skills and wants a college degree quickly and affordably. It is not about finding different programs that are available via distance learning or a list of online college degree programs.
For more information about getting college credit for what you already know, visit Degree.com.
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