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San Francisco-based GGU is the newest degree granting partner for’s Working Scholars program

A newly formed relationship between’s Working Scholars program and Golden Gate University (GGU) will give students a flexible option to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management at a fraction of the cost. is an online education platform with more than 150 courses recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Its Working Scholars program gives adult learners the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree while still balancing a job and other commitments.

Students in the Working Scholars program will now have the opportunity to finish their degree at GGU, which has been named “America’s #1 School for Adult Learners” two years in a row by Washington Monthly. The university is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

“This partnership makes perfect sense because and GGU have a shared goal – to help students overcome the barriers to earning a college degree,” said Adrian Ridner, CEO & Co-founder of “At we’re passionate about using our Working Scholars program to give students in our community an affordable way to earn a degree that can have a transformative effect on their lives. By partnering with GGU, we can work together to break down the barriers to higher education so students who once thought earning a degree was impossible will now be able to reach their goal.”

Working Scholars participants will take free online credit-recommended courses through that will transfer directly for credit to GGU thanks to an articulation agreement between and the university. They’ll then take their remaining courses, including a capstone, through GGU at a significantly reduced tuition rate, earning a GGU degree upon completion. Students will be able to choose if they want to enroll in their GGU courses online or on-campus. success coaches can also help assess credits that students earned prior to entering the Working Scholars program.

“Golden Gate University has a long history of expanding access to higher education, and we’re excited to form a relationship with that will give us the ability to help even more students,” said GGU President David J. Fike. “Together we can help students fulfill their dream of earning a college degree, which can have such a positive impact on their lives and their earning potential.”

The Working Scholars program began in Mountain View, CA in January 2017 as a philanthropic endeavor with the goal of helping busy adults address the three main barriers to a college degree: cost, convenience and confidence. The program has since grown to residents and workers of East Palo Alto, CA; Gilroy CA; and Sunnyvale, CA. With relationships like GGU, hopes to expand Working Scholars to various cities in the Bay Area. For more information, visit

About is an online education platform that helps learners of all ages excel academically and close skills gaps. From test prep and homework help to earning low-cost college credit and developing workplace skills,’s online courses, short animated video lessons and study tools have made learning simple for over 30 million students, teachers and working professionals. was founded in 2002 and is a privately-held company located in Mountain View, Calif. Find us online at or download the mobile app from the iOS app store or Google Play. Working Scholars is a fiscal sponsorship fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity registered in the United States, EIN# 20-5205488.

About Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University (GGU) is a private, nonprofit university that offers a world-class, practical and affordable education. GGU has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas for more than 110 years. GGU enrolls 5,000 students and represents 68,000 alumni. The school's main campus is located in San Francisco, with additional teaching sites in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Seattle. For more information visit

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