Saylor Summer School 2013: 10 Weeks, 9 Credits, No Excuses.

We’re pleased to announce an exciting — and experimental! — summer project. Here’s the gist: for the next ten weeks, we’re going to run sessions for three of our best courses — with the possibility of getting real, portable college credit (yeah, with caveats*).  We’d call it a MOOC, but that’s soooo 2012, don’t you […]

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250+ Options Toward Affordable Pathways to College Credit

When I initially drafted this piece about affordable options for college credit, I was going to frame it with background information and shocking details about the rising cost of education, how that cost is outpacing other economic indicators, and how student loan debt has reached $1,000,000,000,000. But you already knew that. So I’ll jump right […]

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Colorado Technical University: Identifying the Right Degree Program

This post is by Dr. Emad Rahim of Colorado Technical University, a new partner in our College Credit Pathways initiative, and coincides with the Saylor Foundation’s press release on guaranteed transfer credits for several of our courses.*  It can be a difficult decision trying to figure out which degree program and University to transfer your credits […]

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Our first CLEP® aligned course — POLSC232: American Government

We’ve just launched our first CLEP-aligned course! The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) is a widely-recognized credit-by-exam program. According to The College Board’s website, 2,900 higher education institutions are willing to accept CLEP exams for credit. While our course is not endorsed by The College Board, we’ve carefully re-worked our Intro to American Politics course (POLSC231) into POLSC232: American […]

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Release – Thomas Edison State College & Saylor Foundation Collaboration on College Credit

You can always check out the release for more details, but here’s the gist of what we announced today: Thomas Edison State College (in historic Trenton, New Jersey!) will create new exams and assessments for some of our most popular courses, and we’ll map/re-align some of our courses to match existing exams in the Thomas […]

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Release – Affordable College Credit for Students of Free Online College-Level Calculus Course

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to the combined houses of Congress. In the speech, the President called for colleges to be held to high standards of “affordability and value.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio, in his response to the speech, likewise called for meaningful change for students, specifically […]

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