Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
StraighterLine (http://www.straighterline.com) announced today that American Public University System (APUS) will now accept up to nine transfer credits earned from a choice of 10 entry-level StraighterLine general education courses. APUS, which operates through American Public University and American Military University, offers more than 190 affordable, accessible, career-relevant degree and certificate programs to adult learners, with a focus on military, defense, national security, public safety and related professionals.
“APUS and StraighterLine are both focused on meeting the unique educational needs of adult learners,” said Dr. Karan Powell, APUS executive vice president and provost. “This partnership provides a convenient pathway for these students to continue their studies toward a quality online bachelor’s degree with either American Public University or American Military University.”
"Combined tuition, fees, and books for APUS’s quality academic programs costs approximately 20% less than the average in-state cost at public universities. Together, we can give these students even more affordable avenues to a college degree,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine.
Students can take general education courses through StraighterLine to gain college experience and credit at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online courses, students can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.
StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online – flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 60 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit in Business, Technology, Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, and Language. StraighterLine’s customized degree plans show students how they can get their dream degrees in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including Business, Psychology, Education/Teaching, Healthcare, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Engineering.
About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium’s Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and first three-time recipient of Sloan’s Effective Practice Award, offers more than 90 online degree programs through its American Public University and American Military University institutions. APUS’s relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a diverse variety of subjects. For more information, visit http://www.apus.edu.
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. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”
In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities for career-focused adults. 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), which includes over 2,000 participating colleges and universities. In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 400 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.
Currently, StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, Language, Health Science, Technology, Social Sciences and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. 4 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language, and AP Psychology. Recently, StraighterLine began offering a wide variety of credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit based on test scores.
For information, visit http://www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).