Online Course at Modern States Freshman Year For Free
Modern States’ initial program, Freshman Year for Free, is intended to let students earn up to one year of college credit without tuition or textbook expense. Modern States is partnering with edX, the leading online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. Modern States has given edX the money to complete the development of more than thirty high quality freshman college courses, taught by some of the world’s leading universities and professors. Each course includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, and other features. Textbooks and materials will also be provided online, free of charge. The courses are designed to prepare students for the major “Advanced Placement” (AP)* or “College Level Examination Program” (CLEP)* tests offered by the College Board, including subjects such as History, Computer Science, Math, English, and Economics. According to the College Board, more than 2,000 traditional colleges and universities already offer credit to students who pass AP and CLEP tests. Students can take one course or many courses on Modern States, and then by passing the AP or CLEP exams can begin with up to a full year’s worth of credit after they enroll in traditional college, making Modern States an “on-ramp” to college. Modern States hopes to provide links for students to tutoring, mentoring, and college advising groups as well.