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StraighterLine Announces Affiliate Partnership with Charter Oak State College


Washington, DC, November 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com), a new online education solution that provides students a high quality, better supported, and lower cost way to obtain college credits through regionally accredited colleges and universities, has announced that Charter Oak State College will be a partner college. Partner colleges are accredited institutions that provide college credit for students who successfully complete courses from StraighterLine. StraighterLine selected Charter Oak State College for its rigorous and high quality degree programs, as well as for its commitment to individual learners and their needs.

Charter Oak State College is a member of the Connecticut State System of Higher Education and regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers four general studies degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, as well as professional certificate programs and more than 180 online courses – more than any other public college in the state of Connecticut. Established in 1973, Charter Oak today averages annual enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, representing all 50 states and nine different countries. The school’s administrative offices are located in New Britain, Conn.

Students who take a StraighterLine course can now select Charter Oak State College to award credit for College Algebra, English Composition, Accounting I and Economics I. Students can continue their studies and pursue their degree through this college, or they can transfer those credits to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs.

Currently StraighterLine offers six entry-level college courses, including College Algebra, English Composition I, Accounting I, Accounting II, Economics I: Macroeconomics and Economics II: Microeconomics, and two developmental courses, with more planned. StraighterLine’s list of affiliated partner schools includes the following regionally accredited institutions:

Fort Hays State University (www.fhsu.edu)
Jones International University (jonesinternational.edu)
Potomac College (www.potomac.edu)
Grand Canyon University (www.gcu.edu)
Ellis University (http://ellisuonline.com)
Charter Oak State College (www.charteroak.edu)

Additional information on the StraighterLine program can be found at www.straighterline.com or by visiting the StraighterLine blog at www.mmimarketing.com/blog/?author=straighterline.

“We are excited to announce Charter Oak State College as a partner school,” said StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith. “Their reputation and dedication to high quality online instruction make us confident that not only will our students meet their standards, but also that they will have a smooth transition in working with these institutions to complete their college degrees.”

“Charter Oak is pleased to be working with StraighterLine,” said Shirley M. Adams, Ph.D., Provost of Charter Oak State College. “The agreement fits with our mission of providing diverse and alternative opportunities for adults to earn degrees.”

About StraighterLine:
StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine’s affordable courses are the first to include up to 24/7 live, on-demand instruction. StraighterLine offers six entry-level college courses, including College Algebra, English Composition I, Accounting I, Accounting II, Economics I: Macroeconomics and Economics II: Microeconomics, and two developmental courses, with many more planned. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine’s regionally accredited partner colleges. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may start and stop at any point with up to six months of access. StraighterLine offers two remarkable pricing programs; individual courses cost only $399, include 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support, and allow up to six months of access; and the StraighterLine for $99 program: a $99 per month subscription with no additional start-up costs which includes unlimited access to any and all courses one at a time, plus 10 total hours of one-on-one instructional support, with no minimum or maximum time limit for course completion. For more information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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