StraighterLine Releases Guide on How to Go Back to College

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Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (straighterline.com) announced today the release of the first part of a new Guide on How to Go Back to College. This release is the first in a series of articles that will be published over the next few weeks in the online education resource section of the StraighterLine site to help adult learners understand the process of going back to college. Students of all backgrounds can access this guide for free and explore the other informational resources available to help them start or complete college with greater convenience, at a lower cost, and with lower financial risk.

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“The lack of substantive resource guides available to adult learners prompted the creation of this series” says Josef Katz, VP Marketing of StraighterLine.

StraighterLine (straighterline.com) announced today the release of the first part of a new Guide on How to Go Back to College. This release is the first in a series of articles that will be published over the next few weeks in the online education resource section of the StraighterLine site to help adult learners understand the process of going back to college. Students of all backgrounds can access this guide for free and explore the other informational resources available to help them start or complete college with greater convenience, at a lower cost, and with lower financial risk.

Previous guides and reports available in the online education resources include:

StraighterLine Reports on Working Moms and Online Learning
The "Surge" in Online Military Education
Trends in Online Education: Going Back to School
Summer School Not For Dummies Anymore
The Cost of Education: Trends and Options
College Admissions: Easier or Harder? Or Is That the Wrong Question?
Grade Inflation
Taking College Courses in High School
Rising U.S. College Tuition Rates
Report on The High Cost of Dropping Out of College
Women and the Power of a Higher Education
Female Veterans Already Have What it Takes
It Pays to Develop an Interest in Interest
Working While Going to College: It Can Be Done
Go Back to College at any Age: Over 50 and College

New reports on education related topics are added weekly to the site. For regular updates about new reports, interested students can sign up for the StraighterLine newsletter, which contains links to new articles as they are released.

“The lack of substantive resource guides available to adult learners prompted the creation of this series,” says Josef Katz, VP Marketing of StraighterLine. “The growth of online education, its skyrocketing popularity among adult learners and the increasing number of providers continues to validate the model. Students should understand how going back to college online works with their lifestyles and what they should expect from the experience.”

With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college by helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.

Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty six entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Student Success, US History I, Physical Education, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, General Physics I, General Physics I with Lab and two developmental courses.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education” for 2011.

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 150 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 36 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.

For information, visit straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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