Working Scholars August 2021 Cohort updates

We are excited to offer the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree through Working Scholars. Working Scholars, powered by, is a highly flexible college pathway, designed around the needs of the working adult. Through Working Scholars and the education benefits provided you can take online courses leading to bachelor's degrees in top fields of study. We will help you eliminate many of the barriers to earning a college degree - time, lack of support, and high cost. Courses can be taken at your own pace, and on your own time from your computer and mobile device.

The sign-up window will close on July 5th.

Click here to sign up.

How the Program Works

Taking Courses

  • Your Success Coach will assign you courses
  • Complete up to 113 credits on

Transferring to your Graduating University

  • Work with your coach to select your graduating university, transfer credits and enroll
  • Complete additional credits needed online with the university
  • Graduate with your bachelor's degree
  • Receive on-going career support (job hunting, skills development, etc.) as an alumnus of the graduating university

Can I Choose My Major?

Yes! When you join the program, you'll meet with your Success Coach to discuss the best major for you. We partner with numerous universities offering a wide selection of possible degrees. We can find the one that best fits your prior coursework, career goals and other objectives.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of your license will be paid by your employer so long as you meet program expectations. The cost of your graduating university may be covered by your employer. Please refer to your employer's tuition reimbursement policies for specifics and how they apply to this program. We encourage you to sign up and as you learn more about Working Scholars, we will help you understand pricing as it applies to your unique situation.

How Can I Participate?

View a recorded info session on how the program works here.

Step 1: Sign Up

Click here to sign up. It only takes a few minutes and will ensure you get up to date information on each step in the process.

Step 2: Orientation and Complete your 1st Course

You will officially kick-off this process on June 21st. Watch for an email from your coach!

Demonstrate ability to pass college course:

  • Activate your account
  • Complete Orientation Classes
  • Complete Finance 102: Personal Finance (full college credit course)

Step 3: Candidate Evaluation and Acceptance

Your employer will review all applicants who have successfully completed the program requirements. The selection committee will take into consideration your performance and tenure, as well as the quality and content of your essay. You will be notified on August 23rd if you have been accepted into the program.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Jul. 5th - Sign-Up Deadline
  • Jul. 6th - Finalize Registration, begin orientation and first course
  • Aug. 22nd - Orientation & First Course Completion Deadline
  • Aug. 23rd - Program Welcome communications
  • Aug. 26th - Program launch event!

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What are the Eligibility Requirements?

  • Must be eligible employee of an affiliate Working Scholar partner
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED and no bachelor's degree
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have access to internet and computer*
  • If you do not have access to internet and computer, please contact your employer, as accommodations may be made for you.

I already have some college credits. Will they transfer into this program?

Yes! This program will accept Regionally accredited college credits to be applied to your degree. They may not all be applicable to your degree, but our team will review your transcripts and provide a degree map of what your previously earned credits will likely cover.

How long will it take to earn my degree?

Graduation timeline will vary greatly depending on your previous credit and how soon you want to graduate. Our average Scholar transfers in around 30 prior credits and typically completes 1 course every 6 weeks. At this pace with prior credits, you can complete your degree in under 4 years. Remember, courses can be taken at your own pace, and on your own time. Our most motivated Scholars complete 2 courses per month, leading to a degree in under 2 years!

You said I can earn my degree from my phone. How is this possible?

All of the courses that you will take in the program can be accessed 24/7 through the mobile app. You can watch and read our lessons, and take quizzes, anytime. The only thing that cannot be completed on your phone is the final exam.

Who are the counselors/teachers? has a team of Success Coaches who are here to guide you throughout your academic journey. Your Success Coach, as your main point of contact in the program, schedules your courses, and even helps with the transfer process to your graduating university. courses are recorded lessons administered by subject matter experts.

Will employers recognize this degree?

Absolutely! Upon completion of this program you will have earned a regionally accredited bachelor's degree.

Who is is on a mission to make education accessible. Our focus is to simplify and accelerate learning and help people unlock opportunities for a better future. helps over 30 million students and teachers each month improve grades, gain career skills and earn college credit through our video-based micro-learning platform.

When do classes start? courses are asynchronous, so you can begin coursework anytime! There are no set days or times that you need to be logged in - you can make your own schedule that works for you!

What if I am unable to complete my degree through this program?

Are my credits still worth anything? courses are approved for college credit though the American Council on Education (ACE) and The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Credits earned on may be eligible to transfer to schools that accept ACE and NCCRS credits

Click here to sign up.

By Jeff Calareso
June 2021 updates working scholars

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