Online Education Solution Offers Six Entry-Level And Two Developmental Courses As Part Of Its Revamped Curriculum

[ClickPress, Wed Sep 24 2008] StraighterLine (, 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 it has revamped its curriculum to consist of six entry-level courses and two developmental courses that will help students to prepare for the entry level courses. The developmental courses are Introductory Algebra and Developmental Writing. The six entry-level courses are as follows:

• College Algebra
• English Composition I
• Accounting I
• Accounting II
• Economics I: Macroeconomics
• Economics II: Microeconomics

StraighterLine officially launched in May 2008 with four entry-level curriculum courses where credit can be transferred: College Algebra, English Composition, Economics I and Accounting I. There are no prerequisites required to take Accounting II or Economics II – students can take any course they prefer in any order, and some may have already taken the first courses earlier. However, Accounting II and Economics II do build upon StraighterLine’s Accounting I and Economics I courses.

More courses are planned to be added in the future. Courses have no fixed start or due dates and can be completed at each individual student’s pace. StraighterLine represents the only online education source providing up to 24/7 on-demand instructional guidance. The program leverages online tutors for SMARTHINKING, an award-winning market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. To date, SMARTHINKING has provided more that 1 million tutoring sessions to college students.

Students who take a StraighterLine course can select a partner college associated with the program to award credit for the course. They can continue their major studies and pursue their degree through that college, or they can transfer those credits to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs.

Additional information on the StraighterLine program, including a list of all partner colleges, can be found at or by visiting the StraighterLine blog at

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“We are proud to launch this revamped group of course offerings,” said Ryan Busch, director of StraighterLine. “The developmental courses will benefit students who need remedial assistance in algebra and writing, while our expanded menu of entry-level courses allows for our students in accounting and economics to continue their learning with us. We anticipate adding more course options to enhance our curriculum over the next few months.”

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 or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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