An Education Dive article, Gen ed startup partners with university to offer transfer credit for online classes, describes how a start-up company is partnering with higher education to facilitate transfer in Pittsburgh. Outlier.org will launch September 9 to offer two 14-week general education courses at $400 each with credit to be awarded by the University of Pittsburgh. The article describes previous and current efforts to make general education courses easily accessible and affordable, and the pros and cons of such endeavors.
Inside Higher Ed has several articles discussing transfer student items this past month, including two below.
- George Mason and NOVA team up with InsideTrack to improve transfer process
- The Number 1 Student Success Challenge
The State of Texas has passed a law, Senate Bill 25, which aims to help students avoid losing credits as they move/transfer through the higher education system. Read the full article in the Texas Tribune: New law makes it easier for college students to avoid taking classes that won’t transfer.