StraighterLine Partners with Saybrook University to Provide Flexible and Affordable General Education Courses Online

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StraighterLine announced today that Saybrook University has joined StraighterLine’s growing partner college network.

StraighterLine, the leading provider of low-cost, online courses that earn college credit, has partnered with Saybrook University to provide students a flexible and affordable option for completing general education courses online. A pioneer in distance learning, Saybrook University offers online and hybrid graduate degree programs designed to accommodate working professionals without requiring them to relocate.

“Saybrook University’s commitment to student success with their online and hybrid degree programs aligns well with our mission of helping working adults by providing the flexibility to complete general education courses online and through guaranteeing credit transfer into applicable degree programs, StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said. “By partnering with StraighterLine, Saybrook University is helping enable students to complete general education courses for their degree on their schedule.”

Saybrook University offers a unique learning model that blends online coursework with residential conferences, allowing students, faculty, and staff, across disciplines and around the world, to join together with the common goal of making a positive impact on the world.

“Online education provides the flexibility and accessibility necessary for adult learners, and this partnership will allow even more Saybrook students to begin the journey of earning their graduate degree,” said Dr. Nathan Long, president of Saybrook University. “By partnering with StraighterLine, Saybrook is able to expand the opportunities for prospective students to pursue their graduate education.”

Saybrook graduates can be found in research, education, and practice settings bridging traditional thought with new ideas. Members of the Saybrook community keep alive the spirit of innovative and creative approaches as they confront the complex challenges of our time.

About Saybrook University

Saybrook University, the world’s premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice, was founded in 1971 to carry forward the philosophy and values of a group of prominent scholars and psychologists, including Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers.

One of the first American universities to offer graduate education at a distance for working professionals, Saybrook offers graduate level courses that combine online education with in-person classes, intensive seminars, and conferences. A non-profit university offering graduate degrees in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative Wellness Coaching, Humanistic & Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Leadership & Management, and Transformative Social Change. Saybrook is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine is an innovative higher education model 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 is among a select few online course providers to be invited to participate in the Department of Education’s EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) Program, which allows students to access federal financial aid for the chosen programs.

StraighterLine has developed a network of over 130 leading adult-serving colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request. StraighterLine currently serves over 25,000 individual students a year. Visit for more information.

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