Saturday, May 2, 2015

At this college, you only pay if you pass (Arizona State Global Freshman Academy) - Emily DeRuy, Fusion

Arizona State University plans to offer a freshman year of college to anyone in the world with an internet connection – no application required. Even better? You only pay if you pass. In its latest effort to distinguish itself in a crowded higher education field, ASU announced Thursday it will partner with edX, a popular online course provider founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, to create the Global Freshman Academy. The program will offer 12 online courses and students will only owe tuition – $200 per credit – if they get a passing grade. Students will be able to complete courses on their own time, so everyone from people with day jobs to high school students looking to get an early start on their degrees could enroll. http://fusion.net/story/125256/at-this-college-you-only-pay-if-you-pass/

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