According to the College Board, the average college
cost of a private four-year school is $37,390 per year and $18,326 per year at a
public four year school. And, on average, tuition goes up 6% every year. Sound
scary? That's why programs such as
CollegePlus!, a Christian based program,
provides students with an innovative approach to earning their fully
accredited bachelor's degree in less time and at a fraction of the cost
by simply combining high school and college courses. Combining the two saves
time and money. Your student can earn his/her four year degree while still in
their teens, and save, on average, over $40,000 because the total cost of a
bachelor's degree through CollegePlus! is only
$15,000 or less.
does this win-win distance
learning program work? Upon enrollment, a certified CollegePlus! coach will
be assigned to guide your student personally through each phase of your child's
degree, making the process of earning a degree simpler than ever before.
- The first phase of the CollegePlus!
system prepares your student with foundational resources that will
accelerate his/her study and build lifelong learning skills. Beginning with
Purpose Planning, your student will discover and record his/her
aptitudes. Your student will also write a Biblical life purpose statement
expressing their goals and aspirations for life and create personalized
plans to make these goals a reality. While your student has completed
his/her life purpose planning, a coach will help him/her develop study
skills that will significantly increase the speed and comprehension of your
child's study. This plan will include the specific exams, courses, and
portfolios they will need in order to complete their degree.
- Next, your student will begin accumulating
exams in order to meet his/her general education and free elective
requirements. Through college level exams such as the
your student can earn approximately 90 of the 120 credits needed for his/her
bachelor's degree. These exams are studied for at home and then taken at a
local testing site. Throughout this process, your student's coach will play
an integral role in providing her with a detailed schedule as well as study
recommendations for each exam; the coach will answer questions and cheer
your student on as he/she accumulates credit.
- Upon your student completing all credit by
exam requirements, they will have earned approximately 90 to 120 college
credits, putting your child in a position to finish the remaining credits
that pertain to his/her chosen
At this time, CollegePlus! will help your student enroll in college level
distance learning courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New
Jersey, who is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools. Your student will then be able to complete college level distance
learning courses from home.
- At the end, your student will graduate with
a fully-accredited bachelor's degree in half the time and at a fraction of
the cost of a regular, four-year degree!
CollegePlus! degrees are fully regionally accredited, graduates confidently
enter the workforce or go on to the graduate school of their choice! Students
who utilize the methods of accelerated distance learning earn their bachelor's
degree years ahead of their peers. In such cases, they can either pursue
internships where real life experience would be gained or pursue a master's
degree (both being highly valued commodities in the business world). In the
latter case, students would graduate with a master's degree from the school of
their choice in less time and at less cost than their counterparts would spend
on their bachelor's degrees alone.
CollegePlus! invites you to visit their site, and
specifically, read a free e-book entitled
How to Combine
College and High School--Earn Your Degree by 18.
To find out if the CollegePlus! program will work
for your student, please visit
collegeplus.org or get the details on
learning from our free information packet.