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StraighterLine is an online program that enables you to earn college credit and save thousands of dollars at the same time. Earning college credit through StraighterLine is simple; you choose your courses, complete them and transfer them to any of our 130+ accredited colleges in our network. Our membership of $99 a month will help you start saving up to 60% on your college degree. Contact us today to learn more about our program & speak to one of our counselors!
After many years of not completing my undergrad degree (due to money and time), I found StraighterLine. 15 courses (12 of those from StraighterLine) and 8 months later, I was graduating with my B.S. degree! The quality of StraighterLine courses was on par with my university (which accepted all 12 of the courses with full credit equivalency! I saved, literally, over $15,000 taking the courses at StraighterLine. Every person I encountered responded promptly, and was supportive to helping me be successful in my educational pursuits. I absolutely love StraighterLine! ~ A proud StraighterLine "alum."
3 of my homeschool sons have used StraighterLine to accumulate general education credit. When our oldest took classes, we had to purchase textbooks, but my younger 2 benefited from the free online ebooks they include, so the costs are a lot better now. We used online coupons to reduce the cost, and they completed each course in 2-4 weeks. My oldest graduated high school with 6 StraighterLine credits, my next with 54 StraighterLine credits, and my 10th grader has about 42 with them now. All of our sons chose partner schools, so their transfer and credit acceptance were known in advance. I believe choosing a partner college before starting is probably the most important thing.
I was taking classes at Strayer but I wanted to see about graduating quicker. I looked for classes at StraighterLine that I could take quicker. My counselor at Strayer told me what class to take. I had to understand the material on my own to get to what I needed to do so it was more of teaching myself things. It was a very simple process and someone who has taken online classes before would be able to follow. It was not something very hard to do.
When I needed extra credits University of Phoenix referred me to StraighterLine. Their prices were a lot cheaper than Phoenix so I prefer to go through StraighterLine than paying three times as much at Phoenix. I signed up with them online and took the extra credits I needed. With them I liked that I do everything at my own pace. I recommended it to my friend and told her that she can get it done even with having kids. Plus it’s just $90 fee monthly so the faster she gets it done the lesser money she pays.
At StraighterLine, I go at my own pace. I've called them a few times and talked to different people. All of them were helpful. I like the access that I have anywhere and when I needed help, it was available. They told me which specific courses I have to take and I just chose those. It was a good program and I wish I had known about it previously so that I would have taken more classes there. I have recommended StraighterLine a lot.
StraighterLine was a cheaper way to take college courses as fast as I could. I took it specifically because I could crank out four classes in a semester instead of just two. I spent $650 for it which would have been at least $5,000 through Strayer. I took the time to read the books. I tended to jot down notes like chapter headings which weren’t always on the index and it allowed me to find things quicker. I never thought to call the advisor but I flagged a bunch of questions on some of the exams. The same answer would be offered twice and there were some other things where you have option A, B, C, D or all of the above but all of the above will be in the middle or at the top. So you’re not quite sure what was it referencing. They need somebody to really look over some of these exams to make sure that they're not misleading. The experience was not as good as it could be, but I have recommended StraighterLine to people.
A school that I was going to told me about StraighterLine that is why I went there. If I have a problem, every time I called, they answered me. It was good and I like everything about StraighterLine. I have even recommended them to two people already. I told them that StraighterLine is a good class to go to do their classes.
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When I had one class left that I couldn’t fit into my schedule, a friend of mine who had done taking the class told me to take it through StraighterLine. I was also told that it was easy and it can be done at my own pace. Originally, Cecil College told me to try them if I couldn’t fit in a particular class. But then I switched over to Wilmington and they okayed it, and the college advisor also told me to try it through StraighterLine. I took the Statistics course online and it was a very fast-paced class. I couldn’t take it while trying to concentrate on my other classes, so I ended up doing two months of it. Once I got my other classes done, I sat down and took two weeks to finish it up. Still, I had a good experience and it went well for what I needed. I liked it but I have to be disciplined enough to do it without somebody saying to get the work done. And if a friend asks me, the class has to be done by itself if they want to finish it in a month and be fast-paced.
I needed some undergraduate work for my graduate work at Walden, and I could either test out or take the courses at StraighterLine. The courses were about the same price as testing out and it furthered my knowledge. Plus the quality of the instruction they provide, the ease of use and the cost were appealing. I knew exactly what five courses I needed to take and I liked the courses that StraighterLine developed. I was also able to work at my own pace and reach out for help if I needed it. In addition, the people I dealt with were quite helpful.
However, I detested the statistics course. I’m a 50-year-old and I’ve been an A student all through various areas of education, schools and different work. I do research and use statistics all the time. The statistics course, besides not functioning well in having the videos and all the things that the other StraighterLine courses have, was poorly designed and poorly targeted. It was completely out of depth for an entry-level statistics course and they made multiple mistakes during the program. I didn’t even bother to report them because it was so bad. In fact, most people just take it somewhere else. But I took four other courses at StraighterLine and they were excellent.
I was in a hurry and the school that I will ultimately be getting my degree through had told me about StraighterLine. I already had certain prerequisites that were met in the school that I go to and so I went down the list of classes that StraighterLine offered and took the ones I needed. I was able to mash in several classes last semester through them along with the classes I was taking at the other school, and get them all knocked out in one semester. The price break with StraighterLine compared to the school that I was going to was huge, and I also have the freedom to do it on my own time with them. To be successful as a StraighterLine student, one has to be smart with utilizing the time.
I was going through some classes and then I had to do a couple of transfers. StraighterLine was convenient and it was cheaper than my regular classes which was good for me. I just went in, took the classes, took the tests and I was done. It wasn't that complicated. However, I canceled the membership right after I took my last test and they kept charging me. I called them and they said that it can’t be refunded because it was already charged. That was not cool. But everything else was fine and I was satisfied overall. I recommended them before the incident with the membership happened and I will definitely recommend them again.
With StraighterLine, I could do the lower division classes at a much cheaper cost than what my university is asking for. I paid $160 to get three courses instead of $800 so it was really nice. I looked at the course-equivalent fees and spoke with my adviser. He advised me on what I needed and I picked classes from there. It was really easy to get started. There was not a lot of hand-holding, which was great because I felt like you've got to be driven to do that kind of stuff.
The courses were laid out and nice enough to where you understand what you need to do for each topic. They gave good explanations but some of the questions can be confusing. Also, they need to proofread their courses better because there have been times where I would choose an answer and it would tell me it’s the right one but it would still mark it wrong. I have a screenshot of that because they have a “How we’re doing?” and I'd tell them about the screenshots. Sometimes the text is cut off or some words are misspelled and it was funny to see misspelled words in a course.
There aren't any due dates and it’s really easy to wait until the last minute but it would be good for students to plan their courses out every day. I’m doing a finance course right now and there are 15 topics so I do a topic a day. I try to sit down for at least three hours to go to the lesson, read and take a quiz. When I was finished with one course, I had this thing between Christmas and New Year on contacting your adviser. I had to wait until January third, almost a week, to get a hold of somebody because every time I would call, the offices were closed for the holidays. It was probably because of the winter season but I don’t know if they closed all week and it was disappointing. But overall, I had a great experience.
I already graduated from the University of Phoenix. I was just lacking one class and to take that with Phoenix was pretty expensive. Then the adviser got with me and told me they had partnered with StraighterLine. That made it less expensive because all I needed was an elective. So I chose to go that route. I like the fact that with StraighterLine, you work at your own pace. There wasn’t a deadline. With the University of Phoenix, it's a fixed week. Each class is a six-week course. You go through it, you hit the next one, and you got to stay on top of it. With StraighterLine, you can take your time. They worked out well with me because of my schedule as a professional truck driver. My hours vary. However, they really need to work on the student advisor. I emailed, called and left messages but I never heard back from him. I was disappointed with that. Even so, the program was really good. Probably one of the best classes that I’d ever taken.
I’m on the basketball team of my school. They said I needed an English or a history class and it was either take the class or be ineligible to play. One of my counselors from my school told me about StraighterLine and my strongest subject would be history so, I went and got it. It was pretty self-explanatory and easy because you get to work at your own pace. I liked it and I have some teammates that took StraighterLine, too, who liked it as well. If you have the time to do it online, then definitely go for it. You get to do it on your own time, you get to be in your own special environment, you don’t have to rush and do anything, and you don’t have to go drive to school and take it. Just have some motivation and stay focused.
My adviser spoke to me about StraighterLine because I needed one more class. Since my school was closing down, I couldn’t take that class and in order for me to graduate, I need to have that credit. I found it right away at StraighterLine. It was in the business area, so it was really easy to find. What I like about them is you can finish your exams and assignments on your own time. But if you’re in a hurry, you’re going to do it at your own pace. Also, it was helpful that you can go back to the chapters while you're taking the quizzes. You can do it as many times as you want. They have cheap rates as well.
The only issue that I had was that I needed my exam on a specific time. I think they’re graded differently by the instructor because it lasted five days to grade one essay. That was 400 words. But other than that, it was helpful and it gave my degree and I’m happy. I would definitely tell others that in StraighterLine, they don’t have to be worrying about their classes or payments.
I needed a statistics class for a pre-req and my adviser at Regis College told me about StraighterLine. I liked that it was online and it was mainly what I was looking for. I did everything online, which I find easy and efficient. They sent my transcript very quickly so I appreciated that. I would recommend them to other people.
I wanted to start a program as soon as possible and the only way was to take a course. The school counselor referred me to StraighterLine. I could work on my own pace and I have a daughter so it was really great. I enjoyed it. Moreover, the book was very easy to access and it helped me become successful in my course with them. It was all there and I didn’t have to go to buy a book if I wanted to read one. I was also able to do the final exam online so I didn’t have to go to a physical facility to take the exam. That's also helpful. Taking a class in a traditional route is outdated so this is the future where you could do it online whenever you want to study. You would learn more because you are forced to study the material. The experience was very convenient and good overall. I liked it and I will use it again in the future.
Everybody at StraighterLine was helpful. And every time I called, everybody knew how to fix and explain things to me. I needed a prerequisite for school and I knew what classes I needed. StraighterLine's self-paced approach was appealing to me, and I've known that I need to keep up with my own work to succeed. I had a good experience overall.
StraighterLine is convenient and affordable. I have recommended it to family and friends. I enjoy the flexibility and all of the extra tools that come with the class in order to understand the subject that you are enrolled in. The one to one tutoring is one of its best tools.
I was applying for my online university, Western Governors University, and I didn’t have any previous college transcript so my adviser, Yolanda, directed me to StraighterLine. I signed up that day and it was the easiest process I had ever been through. I'm going in for the teacher's class at WGU so I took an English course with StraighterLine. The set-up of their website was totally easy to understand. Once I had all the paperwork filled out and I chose my course, I saw all my tasks. There were so many useful tools and resources within the website and I did not have a problem using it or learning from it.
I could also log on anytime and get my work done, which is the first thing students should do. Don’t dilly-dally. You wake up and get your work done then you can have a free day. I finished the course three weeks later and it was a wonderful program. It was a fantastic starting point for me to prepare for college. I gathered so much information and I still have my notes. I learned all about MLA formatting and all this kind of stuff that gave me a little kick boost for my essay. I'm starting WGU next week and it was StraighterLine that got me here. I have recommended them to my boyfriend who wants to go to online college and to my other friends.
Well I took US History and Introduction to Communication. I regret taking US History because the final was from the beginning to the end which was Chapter 1 to 16. That is a lot of material to cover and finals at College or University is from the midterm to the end of course.
They were amazing in helping me get the extra credits that I needed to graduate. The customer service was amazing and they were fast to answer any questions I had. It was an overall positive experience and saved me thousands of dollars. I will use them again if needed.
Student advisers are helpful and friendly and work to help you solve any problem or issue that may arise during the course. The microbiology course was very difficult because there was no professor to interact with regarding specific questions regarding the material. Thank God for YouTube and Google.
My experience was great and the feedback that I received when I had questions was handle in a professional manner. I will definitely recommend StraighterLine to friends. This is my son's last year of high school and I informed him that if he wanted to earn extra credits to speed up the process towards getting his degree.
I needed an entry anatomy and psychology class for another thing I was working on. I completely this one quickly so I was able to move on. Perfect for what I needed and affordable. Since I got it done in a month I saved a substantial amount of money. If I ever need another class I would most definitely check here first.
I needed to meet some general education credits, and I wanted something that would be faster than the traditional courses I was already taking as well as do it concurrently with the last course that I was taking. I was attending University of Phoenix and they told me about StraighterLine. I went there and it worked for me timewise because I had set deadlines for the other class. I would have to pay for extra time if I didn't finish my course with StraighterLine within a month's time, which happened. But I still finished faster than it would have. Their people were very helpful each time I spoke to them. Going with StraighterLine is a great way for anyone who needs to meet their credits in their school and I would recommend them. You need to be interested in the course and also have the self-discipline to succeed. It's not like with the traditional school where you have to just linger on.
I knew exactly the things I needed to do, and what I needed to do, and I was looking for a cost-effective means of doing that. I discovered that through StraighterLine. Self-discipline, organizations, and time management were important because I was juggling between StraighterLine and a local school. I was pretty pleased with StraighterLine until this last course. I took five classes in the last five months, and I was a little perplexed as to the outcome of the last course in terms of the final piece, which was in two parts. There was the objective piece which was multiple choice, and there was business communication. I had two hours to do the entire thing. I got the objective piece done in about an hour, and I had an hour left to do the written piece. It was a memo to the staff within the company and it had to be a minimum of 450 words. The specific question was “Should we look at hiring millennials in our company?”
That was done, and I felt pretty confident about it considering the time restraint. It wasn’t anything that I could prepare for or do advance research. Right after that, I cancelled my membership. But before I cancelled, I called StraighterLine and asked if I needed to maintain my membership in order for my final to be graded. They told me no. It was the fourth total paper in this particular class. I got the results of the other three back in a couple days. I was anxious to see what I got for the fourth and I knew going in that I had a middle B, like an 85%, so I started calling. They would say they haven’t gotten to it yet. I would check again and they would tell me the same thing. It was outside the norm. Something on my radar was indicating there was an issue.
I previously called and you could press option one if you were interested in becoming a student, and two if you were already one. So, I pressed option one and asked how long would it normally take if I took a class that required a writing to get those assignments back. I was told a couple of days, generally. For this one, I called and chatted maybe 70 times over the span of four days. But they were making the stuff and they went along. Everyone I spoke to just gave me surface answers. And then I said, “Okay. Can we create a ticket because this is another call and still hasn’t been graded?” So, we went through that process.
A day later, I called back and they said, “I wish that has been graded”. I told them there was a ticket created and they said there was no sign of a ticket. I told them my frustration and dismay, and the rep said she could do better than a ticket. She could call over the area and see where it was at. Later on, I chatted someone and they said they had three to five business days. It was the sixth day, and I told them I needed to speak to a supervisor. The initial response was there was no supervisor yet and it was 9 in the morning. That sounded a little farfetched to me, then I kept talking. She put me on hold, came back okay, and said there was a supervisor available. She put me on hold for a while. A supervisor came on and said, “I understand what your problem is. And as it turns out, this is one of the sole classes that requires your membership to stay intact in order for your final to be graded.”
I told her I have asked all the right questions. I’ve called and chatted numerous times. No one was willing to see what exactly was going on. I told her it was really unacceptable because if I would have known that, I would have kept my membership in place. I was upset at that point. So, she said, “Well, I’ll give you my email address and my phone number, and when it’s graded then email me once you request for the transcript and I'll see if I can expedite the transcript.”
I was transferring the credit and as long as I got a C, I was good. I logged in one day and saw that my score dropped from an 85 to a 79. For it to drop that severe at the end of the course meant I bummed that written piece which I didn't feel like I did. So, I went in specifically and looked at it, and the comment was, “Obviously, you didn’t understand the prompt.” There was no substance there on their end.
Based on just a formula of Math, I got 30%. I received 36 out of 120 points which was enough to drop me to the lower grade below. There was a time limitation and no prior research or anything. An hour is not a long time when you got to compose 450 words. I had 700 words, and I didn’t have a lot of time to proofread. I thought that would have been taken into consideration. That wasn't fair at all. And so, I called and created a ticket. I just couldn’t wrap my head around 36 out of 120. I was beyond bewildered as to the results that I received considering I felt pretty good about it in terms of the time restraints.
I initially asked for my paper to be regraded. They didn’t regrade, but they said “If you want somebody else to dig deeper, let me know and we can have that happen.” I told them yes and somebody is supposed to get back with me. I would recommend StraighterLine if it’s solely the online piece. When you do it online, it's 100% objective. When your work has to be graded by others, it’s more of a 100% subjective to that person.
I'm trying to get my bachelor’s in teaching lessons and I needed remedial classes. My husband recommended that I take an English class because I will be writing papers from here on out and he told me that once I figured that out, I'll be golden for the rest of my school year, school-wise. I tried to get into WGU and they recommended StraighterLine to help me get some college courses under my belt.
I liked that StraighterLine is self-paced and I could do it on my own terms. Since I was writing essays for the most part, I had to self-teach myself, which was fine. Also, like on Turnitin, whenever I turn in my essays, the feedback from the people was great and it was easier to correct my mistakes, which was a plus. Things were very self-explanatory. There were examples of stuff I needed and if I had any questions on things, it was nice that I could reach out to a tutor. One time, I wanted to make sure I was doing something correctly and spoke to a really sweet lady very briefly. It has been 10 plus years since I’ve been out of school and StraighterLine was great and easy to go through. I’d recommend it to anybody, especially those who are trying to get back into school.
StraighterLine is good. It gives students the opportunity to study and listen on their own time, as well as complete the courses at their own pace. Also, the courses are transferable to a number of well-known universities and college. I was planning to continue my lecturer degree starting from last year, so I was in the process of transferring credits from my previous institution. They are not in my major, they are like English and Humanities courses, and StraighterLine gave an opportunity to do those courses in a really cheap way so that I can transfer them.
I did all of those courses without interactively communicating with any of the institutions. After all, most of the courses are really straight to the point plus they are not that much difficult. They also have options for students to send their draft and then they give some feedback so that the students can work on the papers based on the feedback that they got from the instructor so that they will send me the good paper for study. As a student there, saving motivates students to study the courses they provide. Students will be able to finish all the courses without going to a school. I have done around 21 credits from them so far and it's really nice.
However, advisers should be dynamic. They need to give more information for students and they need to be aware of the current on-going situation. For example, the university that I’m going to transfer the courses offers some tuition discounts and the adviser wasn’t that much aware of that information. They should be aware of every information so that they can advise students. Some students might not even know this offer. Still, on the bright side, I got 25 percent discount on my tuition fee. I had a little bit of a problem though. The university is asking me to submit a letter mentioning the name of the course that I took up at StraighterLine so that they can put that in their system so that they will be able to provide me with a tuition discount.
But StraighterLine wasn’t aware of this process so I reached out to my prospective university in hopes that they can work with some known contact on behalf of me and get a certification. Unfortunately, StraighterLine wasn’t responsive regarding this. Overall, StraighterLine is a great way to save money and it’s also a nice way to do a course fast because if I have a few times today I can study continuously for 10 hours and get done so many courses as much as I can.
My academic adviser told me about StraighterLine. It was much more convenient for me. I just had to take some of the electives and I didn’t have a time limit. I was able to work on it when I can and there’s nobody there to hold my hand or someone who can get the work done. I read through everything online and started up and got it done. It was self-explanatory and simple. I recommended it to my daughter that’s in college but her school doesn’t take it, so the account is through her for me.
I am a psychology major and I needed electives. I was referred to StraighterLine by my university to help get my last few credits done within a shorter amount of time that they could offer. I was on a deadline for work where I needed to obtain my degree in order to remain in the position which I was in. StraighterLine definitely helped me do that. They're affordable and I was able to pick multiple classes at one time and easily move through the chapters and schedule the tests at my leisure. All the classes covered a bulk of information that didn't take very long to complete. They definitely enhanced my knowledge in areas that I didn’t know, such as business. I also took a religion class that I enjoyed very much. I would refer StraighterLine especially to anyone who is at the end and want to speed up the process. I told a few of the people that StraighterLine's great and it worked for me. It was definitely a good experience.
I needed additional credit so that I could ensure that I'd work entering 2018. I searched StraighterLine's website and found some classes I could take. I liked that their program was self-paced and there was no limit as to how fast or slow I could get it done. That really helped me. On the other hand, the proctoring was invasive and it took me off guard the first time I took the test. But the second one was fine because I knew that I had to take it. Other than that, I had a perfect experience and if I had the money, I'd take two more classes.