St. Scholastica to Offer Credit for Online Classes

Updated: 11/27/2012 11:27 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Students at the College of St. Scholastica will now be able to get class credit for free online classes offered by other institutions.

A Duluth News Tribune report says the college already offers credit for off-campus learning such as military service or work history. Now its students will be able to take advantage of classes offered through other universities.

St. Scholastica says it'll give credit for the coursework as long as college officials can verify that learning occurred.

The idea is to give more people access to higher education, and also to cater to non-traditional students who might not be able to come to campus every day.

Similar initiatives have been launched elsewhere, including at MIT, Stanford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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