StraighterLine to Offer Exclusive Discounts for Waitlisted California Students; Those in State’s Community Colleges Can Significantly Cut Costs, Finish School on Time

StraighterLine announced today it is committed to helping the 472,300 students who have been waitlisted this fall at community colleges in California due to the state’s long-running budget and education crisis. The provider of online, for-credit college courses is offering an additional, exclusive discount for California students who have had their educational careers disrupted by the crisis.

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Whether you’re planning on getting an associate degree or eventually transferring to a 4-year college, your entire life is on hold because of California’s financial problems. StraighterLine could be the solution for many of these students.

BALTIMORE, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today it is committed to helping the 472,300 students who have been waitlisted this fall at community colleges in California due to the state’s long-running budget and education crisis. The provider of online, for-credit college courses is offering an additional, exclusive discount for California students who have had their educational careers disrupted by the crisis.

“Being waitlisted for your courses can disrupt your entire educational plan,” says Josef Katz, VP of Marketing. “Whether you’re planning on getting an associate degree or eventually transferring to a 4-year college, your entire life is on hold because of California’s financial problems. StraighterLine could be the solution for many of these students. In fact, StraighterLine is even more “local” than their community college is because they don’t have to leave their house or apartment to take classes.”

California students can benefit from StraighterLine’s exclusive offer in three ways:
1.    Take a risk-free trial of a StraighterLine course.
2.    The course fee will be waived for the first course after enrolling in StraighterLine’s monthly subscription plan.
3.    When they complete their StraighterLine courses, those credits will automatically transfer to a StraighterLine partner college or university, should they choose to go there instead of a California community college.

StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in Business, English, Humanities, Math, and Science , as well as College Prep. In addition, StraighterLine offers a wide variety of CBEs (credit-by-examination) that allow students to earn college credit based on test scores.

With the recent addition of professor-led classes and cohort-based courses, StraighterLine has increased the ways that its students can get a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take college prep, freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material at a pace that fits their lifestyle.

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. 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. 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 1,800 participating colleges and universities. In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 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 and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are now offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB 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 StraighterLine.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).
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