Alternative Credits

Partnering to Make Quality Education Affordable

At Brandman, we understand that pursuing a higher education is an investment of both time and resources which is why we have partnered with other educational organizations to make earning your degree possible. All of our partners offer undergraduate credits fully online so you can earn transferrable credits while fulfilling your full-time commitments. Explore all of our partners’ courses then begin mapping your path to graduation.

Alternative Credit Project

ACE Alternative Credit Project

The Alternative Credit Project (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Brandman University will accept towards your degree. A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started—a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

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Saylor Academy

Saylor’s mission is to enable a fast-track to the future with on-demand education that is flexible and convenient. Created by credentialed educators, Saylor offers tuition-free courses that are ready when and where you are. Saylor’s partnerships with colleges, universities, and businesses make truly affordable credentials a reality. Students share the conviction that owning their education is one of the surest paths to success, recognizing that what they do is as important as where and how they learn to do it.

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StraighterLine provides 1st and 2nd year general education courses equal in quality to those at the top universities for career-focused adults. Delivered 100% online, StraighterLine specializes in these courses to ensure a high-quality education at a mere fraction of the cost from a traditional university.

StraighterLine was founded in 2009 by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those delivered face-to-face. Using relationships with colleges, publishers, and policymakers that were forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created StraighterLine as a way for students to get low-priced, high quality college credit.

This year, 15,000 students just like you will take StraighterLine courses before getting their degree and advancing their careers. Students have transferred over 26,000 StraighterLine credits to America's colleges. In addition to our partners, over 400 colleges have accepted credit for StraighterLine courses. In addition, ACE Credit has evaluated and recommended our courses for credit.

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