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You can earn college credits through free and low-cost alternatives to traditional college classes.

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Can I earn a degree in less than four years?
Can I avoid massive student loan debt?
Can I pick a degree path that suits me?
Can I get college credit for things I already know?
How can I go back to school if I dropped out?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, we can help you find the answers you need and point you in the right direction. You can save your time and money while you earn a degree that will be meaningful to you.

Save Money

It's not a secret that college is expensive, but there are options available to help you save money. Instead of spending thousands of dollars in tuition, especially for easier general education classes, you can use online resources and proctored exams to earn many college credits for a fraction of the cost.

Save Time

The average students spends at least two more semesters than expected to complete a college degree. That's a lot of time. Earning credits outside of college classrooms allows you to study and test out of classes at your own pace, instead of being limited by a university's semester schedule and class availability.

Explore Topics

Choosing a major is a difficult decision for many people, and it can draw out your time and costs to earn your degree. Exploring courses using self-paced, online resources can help you hone in on a suitable degree faster, without losing years of time and semesters of tuition to figure it out.

Alternatives to Colleges and Universities

StraighterLine

How It Works
  1. Choose Courses
    "Every course saves you money, time, and counts for credit towards your degree."
  2. Earn College Credit
    "Complete your StraighterLine courses, and we guarantee that they will transfer to schools in our network of accredited colleges."
  3. Transfer and Get Your Degree
    "Graduate with the degree you want, from the school you want, for a fraction of the price."

Each course takes approximately 30 days to finish when dedicating 17-20 hours per week.

More information: https://www.straighterline.com/how-it-works/how-to-earn-college-credits/

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Sophia

How It Works
  1. Take a Course
  2. Pass It
  3. Transfer Credit

You have up to 60 days to complete each course.

More information: https://www.sophia.org/online-courses-for-college-credit

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Study.com

How It Works
  1. Choose a Course
  2. Prepare With Short Video Lessons and Other Study Tools
  3. Pass the Final Exam
  4. Transfer Credit

You can pass up to two courses per month.

More information: https://study.com/academy/goal/transferable-credit/online-college-credit.html

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Saylor Academy

How It Works
  1. Choose a Course and Check That Your School Will Accept The Transfer Credit
  2. Prepare With Course Materials and The Non-Credit Exam for Practice and Review
  3. Schedule and Pass the Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam
  4. Order Your Transcript and Transfer Credit

More information: https://www.saylor.org/earn-college-credit/

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DSST

How It Works
  1. Choose an Exam on a Subject You Already Know
  2. Review Topics and Take Practice Exam
  3. Schedule and Pass the DSST Exam
  4. Receive Credit Through ACE
  5. Transfer Credit to Your School of Choice

More information: https://www.getcollegecredit.com/about/

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Advanced Placement® (AP) and
College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)

How It Works
  1. Choose an Exam on a Subject You Already Know
  2. Review Materials in Freshman Year For Free Program
  3. Schedule and Pass the CLEP or AP Exam
  4. Receive Credit 

Before taking any AP or CLEP exams, check with the college or university you would like to receive credit with. Every school is unique on how much credit they award for each exam, and your academic history may influence your ability to earn credit from certain exams.

More information: https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/clep-basics

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Progress On Your Own Schedule

Choose what to study and when to study, and schedule exams as soon as you're ready to move on. With many resources available at your fingertips, you can learn much faster than you would in a college classroom. Most of the options available are general education classes, although some of the providers also branch out into other subjects, like advanced math and foreign languages.