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TEST DRIVE COLLEGE ONLINE PARTNERS WITH NEW COLLEGES
Innovative Program Addresses the Student Retention Issue Facing Higher Education
Source: BOCA RATON, FL
Date: NOVEMBER 2, 2010;
In a proactive approach to combat the alarming rise in the college dropout rates facing many higher education institutions, Test Drive College Online offers free online courses to prospective students considering an online undergraduate degree program. The program, which was introduced earlier this year by Education Dynamics, was re-launched this week with additional courses and partner colleges. Test Drive College Online has added San Diego Christian College and Stevens-Henager College as alliance partner schools.
When students successfully complete the college competency exam and the Test Drive College Online course, the earned credit hours are transferable for free to any of the partner colleges upon acceptance and enrollment. Students can choose courses from subject areas pertaining to their desired field of study including: Introduction to Psychology, English Composition I, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Business and Medical Terminology. With the recent addition of new partner schools and more agreements presently under review, students and partner colleges will continue to benefit from Test Drive College’s unique proactive approach to address student retention before students enroll in a degree program.
"In the past, students were already enrolled and paying tuition by the time they had their first true online college course experience," said Richard Capezzali, Executive Vice President of Education Dynamics and creator of Test Drive College Online. "Too often students enroll in a degree program without a clear understanding of the requirements and expectations for their success. This can create complications for both the student and the school. Now with Test Drive College Online, students and schools can be more confident in the relationship they are entering into, before committing time and money, and schools receive clarity on a student’s likelihood to graduate," Capezzali continued.
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