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Low-cost Online Courses StraighterLine

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  • Best for:
    Higher Education Students
    Subjects:
    Business, English, Health Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Languages, Technology, and Social Sciences
    Type of learning:
    Academic
    Course type:
    Paid self-paced or professor-led online courses
    Languages:
    English
    Certification:
    College credits
    Learning pathways:
    Yes
    Mobile Apps:
    No
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    StraighterLine is a U.S. online educational site that offers low-price, online introductory level higher education courses that are covered in the first two years of most college degree plans. Straighterline itself is not accredited, but has partnerships with 80+ accredited colleges and universities that accept its courses for credit if you transfer. Having also 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. 14 institutions also offer scholarships to students who successfully complete four StraighterLine courses.

    Students can choose from over 60 online college courses for $99 a month plus $49 a course, and can opt for self-paced or professor-led course formats that includes professor videos, office hours and exam study guides. (The cost of the professor-led courses is higher). Assessment is carried out via exams, quizzes, and essays. Proctored exams are included in the cost of enrolment. Two lessons of each course are free, and students can get a full refund if they do not take any assessments.

    Online students are supported by advisor teams via email, telephone, or by a live chat service, and the programs include 10 hours of one-on-one tutoring. Additional help is available at extra cost if required.

    N.B. textbooks and eTextbooks must be purchased separately.

    Tools & Features
    • 60+ online college courses
    • 80+ accredited college and university partners
    • $99 a month plus $49 a course
    • Live chat
    • 1-to-1 mentoring
    • Support from student advisors
    • 2 free lessons from 10 popular courses
    • Self-paced or professor-led formats
    • Video, text, quizzes, assignments & exams
    • Course reviews & ratings
    • Scholarship options

    Accreditation
    StraighterLine credits are guaranteed to transfer to any of the institution’s partner colleges. To do this, students submit a Transcript Request from their StraighterLine account.

    Through the ACE Credit recommendation scheme, many colleges and universities outside of the partner network may also recognise StraighterLine courses.
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  1. Carolyn
    4/5,
    "College education at a fraction of the cost"
    Number of courses:
    3/5,
    Partner Institutions:
    4/5,
    Course format:
    4/5,
    Materials:
    4/5,
    Instruction:
    4/5,
    Assessment:
    4/5,
    Accreditation:
    5/5,
    Social tools & features:
    4/5,
    Interface usability:
    4/5,
    Pros - University level courses
    Transferable credit
    Good student support
    Course format options: self-directed or professor-led
    Course reviews
    Scholarship options
    User-friendly interface
    Cons - No interaction with peers
    Textbooks & eBooks are not included
    No guaranteed credit with non-partner institutions
    StraighterLine offers a considerably cheaper option to on-campus university study, allowing students to get a relatively risk-free head start in their higher education. The programs also offer students an opportunity to make sure a certain course is right for them before taking the plunge.

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