Our Diploma Pathways are now Certificate Programs

The certificates formerly known as “diplomas” are back with a new name and a refreshed certificate template. We are calling the course sequences “Programs” and each program is further differentiated as a [full] curriculum or a specialiazation. Here is an example certificate for the Customer Service Specialization: You can find the new page here: www.saylor.org/certificate-programs … Read More …

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Saylor Academy now has 31 courses recommended for 91 credits

We are very happy to officially announce nine courses newly recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE®). Check out today’s press release for the full details: Saylor Academy Expands Tuition-Free Direct Credit Program to 91 Credits With these new recommendations, our zero-tuition Direct Credit program now offers 31 college-level courses that … Read More …

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Report: Student Savings from Saylor Direct Credit Courses

In December of 2012, Saylor Academy officially launched a program aimed at providing students with opportunities to receive transferable college credit for our tuition-free courses. The cost for this credit: time spent learning from one of our free courses, and $25 to have an exam proctored. This initiative has since taken on a name, Saylor Direct Credit, and has grown … Read More …

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Saylor Academy now offers over 2 years worth of tuition-free college credits with new ACE recommendations

We are pleased to announce new college credit recommendations for five more courses from the American Council on Education. These additional recommendations push the Saylor Academy over the important milestone of offering 60+ transferable college credits. That equals two years worth of tuition-free college credit transferable to some terrific, accredited partner colleges! We are honored … Read More …

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New course: Technical Writing

We’re pleased to announce a brand new course, ENGL210: Technical Writing. Don’t let the name fool you — this course is about much more than simply writing product manuals or software documentation. Across seven units, you will learn: Audience Analysis Writing Memos & Emails Writing Formal Letters Using Visuals to Convey Information Process Documentation Writing … Read More …

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Release: Alternative Credit Project™

American Council on Education Unveils Alternative Credit Project Course Pool Saylor Academy Participating in Initiative to Help Nontraditional Learners Gain College Degrees and Credentials Washington, DC (Oct. 21, 2015) — The American Council on Education (ACE) today announced the pool of courses selected as part of ACE’s Alternative Credit Project™, a groundbreaking initiative to boost the … Read More …

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

This post is only about our archived courses — if you are learning with us at learn.saylor.org, 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 …

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