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Stuck? Try our updated Help Center

October 2, 2015

A while ago now, we said farewell to our regular page of frequently asked questions (“FAQ”), which now redirects to our Help Center. It’s easier to search and easier for us to include lots of rich content (images, especially), without overcrowding an FAQ page. We have added a bunch of new information about courses, exams, transcripts, college credit, … Read More …


Posted! (Non-certificate) final exams for our legacy courses

September 29, 2015

This post is only about our archived courses — if you are learning with us at, the courses, exams, and certificates work the way they did yesterday, the way they do today, and the way they will tomorrow! One of the major requests we have had since we closed the old testing center last month if to make final exams available for … Read More …

International Visitor Leadership Program

Saylor Academy to Host Education Delegation from Uzbekistan

September 25, 2015

During the past few years, Saylor Academy has hosted educators from around the world as part of the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We have hosted professors and school administrators from nations including Israel, Palestine, China, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Congo, Norway, Bolivia and South Korea. This year, … Read More …

Thinking about competency-based education: a definition, many promises, and some perils

September 23, 2015

Nate Thompson attended a forum on competency-based education and offers his takeaways below. On September 15th, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), with co-hosts Excelsior College and Fielding Graduate University, gathered leaders for a forum on competency-based education (CBE). The group met with the intention of affirming the methods and goals of CBE, … Read More …