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Do you feel that your years of life and work experience should count toward your college education? Some accredited online degree programs feel the same way.
If you enroll in an online college degree program that focuses on competencies and knowledge rather than course hours, you can complete your degree program as quickly as you want.
If you have mastered the course materials through your previous life and work experience, or through past education, you can skip right to the assessment, saving hours of study time.
Are you a fast learner? Zip through the course materials and prove you’ve absorbed the knowledge by acing the assessment test.
Some competency-based online colleges like Western Governors University charge per semester, not per credit or course hour. You’ll pay the same flat rate every six months whether you’ve earned three credits or 18. That’s a great incentive to work hard and master the material quickly.
Good online colleges also understand life sometimes gets in the way and that you should take as long as you need to earn your college degree online.
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