When many of us see anything with the word “free” in the sentence, we naturally assume it is a gimmick. It makes sense really. Why would anything be free? Well, this time you can rest assures there is something free for many students to enjoy – free college courses. Yes, that’s right, they are free and there is no gimmick attached. Free college courses are normally given by an educational website. An offering of this nature by an on-campus school would be rare, however, the Internet makes it easy for students to take advantage of such a course.
In order to find out more information on these courses, an easy way to go about it would be by going online and conducting a search. Type in “free college courses” and see how much information comes up. Click on several websites to learn as much information as you can and to also see what kind of things people are saying about these courses. Once you have found the website that offers the course you are looking for, simply contact them and ask how to get started. There will be some requirements, with the most usual a placement exam to determine the educational readiness of the applicant.
After you have completed the exam you will then be contacted by an advisor from the website who will go over your scores. This will be the time where you ask any questions you might have about the course. You will also decide what class you want to be in with the help of your advisor placing you in the correct level. Once your meeting is over with your advisor, you will then be able to take the course. These types of courses usually last for about five weeks. However, all of these educational sites do differ, so there might be some variations in terms of the length of the classes.
After the course is completed the student will then need to speak with the advisor one last time. During this meeting the student will be able to find out their grade and will also discuss anything they feel necessary. Students will also get the chance to decide if they would like to transfer the grade over to a college or university. There are many schools that accept these types of transfers, especially ones that are strictly online.