Smart Degree - Online College Courses for Credit and More

By Peterson's Staff updated on Friday, April 24, 2015

Smart Degree is a program with free services designed to help adults with some college credit return to school to complete their bachelor’s degrees. With the help of a mentor and more, Smart Degree can help you prepare for and find the right school to earn the degree you’ve always wanted.

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Step 1: Meet Your Mentor

When you register with Smart Degree, a mentor is assigned to work one on one with you. At no cost to you, your mentor will guide you through the Smart Degree experience to ensure you’re on the best path to finish your degree.

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Step 2: Free Academic and Career Assessments

If you’ve been out of college for a while, you may be concerned about how well you still remember what you learned in high school. Smart Degree offers free online academic and career assessments to help you best understand how your skills and experience align with your college degree and career goals. Remediation is also offered – for free – for those who need help improving weaker areas before enrolling in college-level courses.

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(Optional) Step 3: Take Low-Cost, Online General Education Courses

Smart Degree gives you access to low-cost, online general education courses. For the low price of $450 per course ($150 per credit hour) – 40-70% less than the tuition at most 4-year colleges and universities – you can complete some or all of your general education requirements at Bellevue University, a non-profit, regionally accredited institution.

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Step 4: Colleges Compete for You

Instead of submitting numerous applications and nervously waiting, the Smart Degree Student Marketplace puts the power of school selection in your hands by making colleges compete for you. You upload an anonymous profile that outlines your education and career history, degree objectives and more. Then, each Smart Degree partner school can review your profile and present you with an offer of enrollment that encompasses their tuition details, discounts, credits that will transfer and more, letting you make the choice regarding which school is best for you.

Smart Degree is the simple and easy way to finish your college degree. Get started today.

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