How To Test Out of College For Credits
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How To Test Out of College For Credits

College courses are very expensive and it would be nice to be able to write some exams for college credit. Exams including AP, CLEP, DSST, TECEP and ECE are standardized exams that are directly eligible for college credits. Other ways to test out of college courses include writing certification exams, prior-learning assessment (PLA) and individual…

Coursera Review: Features, Pros and Cons
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Coursera Review: Features, Pros and Cons

Coursera is one of the earliest of the popular MOOCs and serves millions of students from all over the world. Coursera was started as an open learning platform in 2012 by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, It hosts over 5000 courses on various topics, out of which over 1700 courses can be taken for free….

Top 4 Low-cost Online College Courses For Credit
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Top 4 Low-cost Online College Courses For Credit

Not everyone is aware that credit-worthy college courses can be completed online for an affordable cost. This includes both the general education courses and courses for specific college majors. The 4 S’s namely Study.com, Saylor, StraighterLine and Sophia offer the top 4, most affordable, online college courses for credit. Saylor Academy courses are free whereas,…

What is the average age of college graduates?
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What is the average age of college graduates?

College graduates come in all age groups and only 50-60% of enrolled students actually graduate college. In my case, I completed an associate degree, and then my bachelors while in my early to late 20’s and a masters at the age of 41. In this article, I will go over the average age at which…

Can I Take MOOCs for College Credit?
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Can I Take MOOCs for College Credit?

Looking at the vast number of MOOC courses out there, I only wish they were available when I was a college student years ago! Since a lot of MOOC material is targeted towards college students and professionals, it would be nice to have at least some of this learning directly translate to college-level credits. Most…

What is SAT ACT AP?
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What is SAT ACT AP?

High school students require SAT, ACT or AP test scores for college admissions and more. Understanding key details about these tests will allow students to focus their efforts on meeting these college goals. SAT and ACT are used for college admissions whereas AP enables students to skip introductory college courses. AP tests indicate proficiency in…

Is online classes harder than campus classes?
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Is online classes harder than campus classes?

Do online classes require students to have a very different set of skills than the campus classes? Which is harder and why? Is it hard to learn online since you don’t have the chance to ask questions face-to-face? Or does the fact that you get to skip the commute and parking make online classes a…

How to do college at home with online classes?
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How to do college at home with online classes?

Since the pandemic, online college courses have become even more popular and many students are choosing to take online courses whenever possible. The world has changed considerably since the pandemic and health and safety have become a key priority especially for college students. Joblessness and Unemployment About 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment as…

Saylor Academy Certificate And Saylor Courses For Free
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Saylor Academy Certificate And Saylor Courses For Free

Saylor Academy offers free online courses in a variety of subjects such as English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business Administration and much more. Many of Saylor Academy’s free online certificate courses are eligible for college credits, via ACE or NCCRS accreditation, and through their college partner programs. Though all the courses are completely free to take,…

Review of Udemy Free Courses And Others That Are Nearly So!
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Review of Udemy Free Courses And Others That Are Nearly So!

Udemy is one course provider whom I’ve heard a lot about and purchased a few courses from. After having experienced Udemy courses in-depth I finally decided its time to write a review of Udemy for college students. I did find a number of Udemy free courses but instead signed up myself for a couple of…

FutureLearn Review – Is It Worth It?
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FutureLearn Review – Is It Worth It?

FutureLearn is one of the later additions to MOOCs and started operations in 2013 with its offices in the UK. It has some unique advantages and disadvantages which raises an important question as to whether its worth taking courses on this platform. Most students enjoy FutureLearn for its easy and interactive online courses, though some…