Distance Learning

Bethel U Taps Online Course Provider To Ease Degree Completion

Bethel University in McKenzie, TN has added new online course options to help students in the College of Professional Studies complete their degree programs.

The university has partnered with StraighterLine, a provider of online college courses, and now accepts StraighterLine's courses for transfer credit to Bethel U. Students pay a $99 monthly membership fee to access StraighterLine's courses. After successful completion of a StraighterLine course with a grade of at least 70 percent, students can transfer the course credit to Bethel University "for a fraction of the price," according to information on StraighterLine's site.

Courses available for transfer credit to Bethel's College of Professional Studies include first and second year undergraduate courses in a broad range of business, humanities and science subjects.

Bethel University's College of Professional Studies is geared towards adult learners who need flexible and affordable options as they work towards completing their degrees while juggling career and family responsibilities. According to a news release from StraighterLine, this partnership will help the university provide those students with the flexibility and affordability they need by letting them complete some of their courses online through StraighterLine and transfer their credits to the university.

"Both Bethel and StraighterLine understand the needs of today's busy adults," said Kelly Sanders-Kelley, vice president of Bethel's College of Professional Studies, in a news release. "We look forward to making the journey to degree-completion more affordable and flexible, by helping students get all the credit they deserve."

Bethel University is a private, four-year university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It serves more than 6,000 students at its main campus in McKenzie, TN and at satellite campuses around the state.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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