Saylor Academy is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Montgomery County Community College of Pennsylvania (MCCC), to provide alternative associate degree completion opportunities for MCCC students.
MCCC and Saylor Academy both recognize that adult learners require flexible educational options to balance skill development with work and life demands. Saylor Academy’s always-available, self-paced course model, and partnerships with leading colleges and universities, such as MCCC, specifically supports working adult learners as they progress toward completing their degrees. The tuition-free aspect of Saylor’s program aligns with MCCC’s mission, which is, like many community colleges, to provide affordable, high-quality educational options to our communities.
Community Colleges Provide Critical Access to Education
“Community colleges are a critical part of the U.S. higher education infrastructure. We are excited to partner with MCCC to help students stay on track to complete their degrees leveraging our ‘always on’ flexible online courses. Self-paced options for working and adult students create a win for all: institutions are able to support students by offering more flexibility, and more students are able to complete successfully and earn meaningful credentials to help them advance in their careers.”Jeff Davidson
Executive Director, Saylor Academy
“Our partnership with Saylor Academy will facilitate the transfer of credits for students to accelerate credential and associate degree completion at MCCC,” said Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, MCCC’s Interim President and Provost. “At MCCC, we work closely with academic and community partners to create solutions that will remove barriers for students so they may successfully achieve their academic and professional goals.”Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez
Interim President and Provost, MCCC
About Saylor Academy
About Saylor Academy: Saylor Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit initiative committed to opening pathways to higher and career-ready education, for learners worldwide. Saylor Academy is a recognized provider of tuition-free courses.
Saylor Academy’s “Direct” Higher Education Partnership
Saylor Academy’s tuition-free college credit-by-exam program can support your flexible credit programs and programs to aid adult and working learners. Saylor Academy courses are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education and National College Credit Recommendation Service, leaders in reviewing alternative learning for academic rigor.
- There is no cost to partner with Saylor Academy
- Students who are able to transfer prior learning credit are almost 3 times more likely to graduate, and actually take more courses than peers who do not transfer credit.
- Partner colleges identify course equivalencies to enable students to see exactly how their Saylor courses fit into various degree pathways.
For more information regarding Saylor Academy’s offerings or workforce degree completion programs, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected].
About Montgomery County Community College
For 55 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online through a robust Virtual Campus.
As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service-learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For the fourth consecutive year, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.mc3.edu.