Graphing the growth of the Saylor Direct Credit program

Can Saylor Academy save college students $1 million in tuition in 2016? In April, we reported on completion of exams for credit recommended courses, in which we estimated confirmed student tuition savings to date of more than $250,000 — that’s about $2,000 per student! With this post, we wanted to share a couple graphs to […]

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Saylor Partners with Western Governors University

Western Governors University, a nonprofit university offering convenient, flexible and affordable education online, and Saylor Academy have established a credit transfer agreement whereby select Saylor Academy courses, passed with a proctored exam, will satisfy corresponding competency equivalencies in several WGU degree programs across multiple disciplines. For several of these degree programs, students can transfer 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 […]

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The Straight Dope on convenient, affordable college credit options

A mention of Saylor Academy on the discussion forums of the legendary Straight Dope? That’s probably, like, one degree of separation from Cecil Adams. We’re honored. Speechless! (But capable of typing, hence this post.) Now that we’re done crowing, though, we suggest you take a look at the post if you or someone you love […]

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Saylor Students Can Earn One Year of Tuition-Free College by Transferring Up to 30 “Saylor Direct” Credits to City Vision University

We are excited to welcome our newest Transfer Credit partner – City Vision University! Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, City Vision is an accredited university offering online degrees in Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management and Urban Missions for $6,000/year. Students completing “Saylor Direct” courses and passing proctored exams may transfer up to 30 Saylor credits […]

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Two Saylor Academy Courses Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

The Saylor Academy is thrilled to announce that two of our STEM courses, Chemistry I and Molecular and Cellular Biology, have been recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). Thanks to ACE CREDIT, Saylor Academy students can now earn recommended college credit for CHEM101 and BIO101b […]

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Two courses, six credits, sixty days…success?

In early February, Josh at Lit for Brains set himself a challenge: study for — and pass — two credit-bearing exams at Excelsior College (a Saylor Academy partner) in just sixty days. How did he do? You will have to read Josh’s account to find out…but would we be sharing this if the news were […]

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Release: Exams for Six Open Online Courses Recommended for College Credit

Eagle-eyed viewers of our site may already know this, but we recently set loose six new credit-recommended courses after a review by the National College Credit Recommendation Service. Full details are available in the release, which we invite you to share: http://bit.ly/19fwsXj So why does this matter? College affordability is an issue. Big (and even not […]

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College credit for new TECEP exam aligned to free Modern World History Course

As mentioned last week by Thomas Edison State College in a quick Q&A session here, we have a new addition to our Credit Aligned Courses program — HIST103: World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (1600-Present). This brings the number of Saylor.org courses which have been vetted and reviewed as free prep for college […]

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