THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: 25 Institutions Sign Up for Project to Ease Path to Degree

Career College Central Summary:

  • Twenty-five colleges have signed up for an alternative-credit program created by the American Council on Education and financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the council announced on Monday.
  • As part of the pilot program, announced in September, students can complete courses from a designated list of about 100 and then earn credit from the participating institutions, which include community colleges, four-year institutions, and for-profit colleges. The institutions will provide data to the council about students’ progress, and more colleges will be recruited to participate in 2015.
  • The project “will help lead to the greater acceptance of alternative forms of credit in a way that ensures quality and encourages more people to complete their postsecondary education,” said Deborah Seymour, the council’s assistant vice president for education attainment and innovation, in a statement.

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