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Certificate program

How it Works 

Talk to an advisor

After completing the form above, you’ll talk to an advisor about your college options. Don’t know what degree you want or where you want to graduate from? No problem. Your advisor will be able to recommend college and major choices tailored to your specific needs.

Choose your courses

Your advisor will then help you build a degree plan designed to save you time and money while reaching your goals. This plan will show you which courses to complete, when to complete them, and will allow you to register and start studying all from one place.

Study on your schedule

All the courses you will take through our program are highly flexible. Take as many or few courses as you want to. Forget waiting for a new semester to enroll; study at your own pace. Purchase and begin your courses when it’s convenient for you. 

Transfer into your college

Once you've completed all your online coursework through us, we’ll help you transfer your hard-earned credit into your chosen college, where you will finish your remaining classes and graduate. No hassle or wasted time. 

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Potential to boost salary by 67%*

*Average salary increase amongst those with a bachelor's degree 
Source: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/data-on-display/education-pays.htm 

Unemployment risk drops by 90%

19,250,000 more jobs available

Find the best college for you.

Our College Options Report compares several college programs and finds the options that will save you the most time and money on your bachelor's degree.

Complete your degree on your terms.

We'll help you take online, self-directed college courses before enrolling in a college, saving you both time and money on your degree. By aligning the courses you take through us to your school’s transfer credit policy, we can guarantee the credit you earn will be accepted by the college you want to graduate from.

Don't overpay for college courses.

The average 4-year student graduates with 14 extra credits, costing students an estimated $68,153 in tuition and lost wages.*

Not only does our plan ensure you don't take any unnecessary courses on your path to a degree, but courses through Pearson start at just $675—one of the most competitive prices on the market. These affordable courses combined with spot-on degree planning enable us to save our students up to $30,000!

*Complete College America. (2017). 4-Year Myth, page 6. 
https://completecollege.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/4-Year-Myth.pdf

Each course offers

  • Customized course format

  • Online eTextbook

  • Practice quizzes

  • Success coaching for added support

  • Competitive pricing

Access the course catalog

Get support to help reach your goals.

With Pearson Accelerated Pathways, you'll gain access to an academic advisor who will help you build a degree plan to use flexible, online courses to earn your bachelor's degree faster. Then, your success coach will support you the rest of the way—helping you balance your academic pursuits with your work and life.

Congratulations on your GED! Now, take your success to the next level with a college degree.

With Accelerated Pathways, you can earn your degree while working or taking care of family. Our flexible degree plans fit around your life.

Our free advising allows you to find the best online degree program for your life and your goals.

These degree plans are tailored to your specific needs and designed to save you money while allowing you to study on your schedule.

Invest in your future. You're worth it.

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Why should you pursue a degree?

Click to see a sample College Options Report.

Find the best college for you.

Our College Options Report compares several college programs and finds the options that will save you the most time and money on your bachelor's degree.

Complete your degree on your terms.

We'll help you take online, self-directed college courses before enrolling in a college, saving you both time and money on your degree. By aligning the courses you take through us to your school’s transfer credit policy, we can guarantee the credit you earn will be accepted by the college you want to graduate from.

Don't overpay for college courses.

The average 4-year student graduates with 14 extra credits, costing students an estimated $68,153 in tuition and lost wages.*

Not only does our plan ensure you don't take any unnecessary courses on your path to a degree, but courses through Pearson start at just $675—one of the most competitive prices on the market. These affordable courses combined with spot-on degree planning enable us to save our students up to $30,000!

*Complete College America. (2017). 4-Year Myth, page 6. 
https://completecollege.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/4-Year-Myth.pdf

Each course offers

  • Customized course format

  • Online eTextbook

  • Practice quizzes

  • Success coaching for added support

  • Competitive pricing

Access the course catalog

Get support to help reach your goals.

With Pearson Accelerated Pathways, you'll gain access to an academic advisor who will help you build a degree plan to use flexible, online courses to earn your degree faster. Then, your success coach will support you the rest of the way—helping you balance your academic pursuits with your work and life.

Earn a bachelor's degreeEarn an associate's degreeEarn a certificate

How it works

Bachelor's Degree

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With a degree through Accelerated Pathways, you’ll have access to: 

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Go further with a college degree.

We'll help you take online, self-directed college courses before enrolling in a college, saving you both time and money on your degree. By aligning the courses you take through us to your school’s transfer credit policy, we can guarantee the credit you earn will be accepted by the college you want to graduate from.

College isn't the only way to build your skills. To make your resume more impressive, you can achieve job-specific or industry-specific skills with certificate programs. In fast-changing fields like technology, certificates can be a wonderful way to show you're nimble in responding to current employer needs.

So if earning a bachelor's or associates degree seems out of reach for you, certificate programs could be your ticket to industry-specific skills that are in high demand by employers.


Associate Degree

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The associate degree is typically a 2-year degree composed of 60 college credits, ranking between a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree in education level. If you have limited time or money to spend on higher education, an associates degree can be a great choice. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with an associate degree earn an average of nearly 20% more than those with a high school education.

Meet with an advisor

After you fill out a form, you'll meet with an advisor to go over things like schedule, budget, degree choice, lifestyle and more.

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Get degree options

Advisors comb through thousands of degree options to provide you with the best options for cost savings and time to completion plans for a handful of programs that meet your needs.

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Additional courses available

Does your student want to go even further?

Additional courses are always available at a special discount for Pearson Online Academy students.

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Choose your program

You'll be empowered with choices for less expensive, and quicker degrees (or courses) from the schools you choose.

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Receive ongoing support

Your advisors will be there at each step of the journey to provide ongoing support to achieve your educational goals!

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Testimonials

"My advising coach gave me good advice, encouragement and provided a strategy to finish my courses in a time when my home life changed drastically."

Barbara  | Accelerated Pathways Student

"I appreciate the flexibility in this program. I’m able to complete my schoolwork at any time. I even recommended Accelerated Pathways to my boss, and he signed up as well."

Kelsey  | Accelerated Pathways Student

“The setup of the courses is awesome - very organized and easy to navigate. I’ve had a lot of questions through this process and have received excellent support and guidance from the advising coaches.” 

Stacy | Accelerated Pathways Student

While challenging, it is easier than you may realize! The format of each of the classes is quite easy to follow, and the resources you need are all in one area.

Crystal | Accelerated Pathways Student

You'll be supported by a team of experts throughout your degree. Your academic advisor will help you know exactly what courses to take and when to take them, then your success coach will help you navigate the challenging landscape of earning your degree while balancing work and family.

Unlimited world-class advising

The bachelor’s degree is the landmark college degree for most Americans. As of 2019, approximately one-third of adults in the United States held a bachelor’s degree or higher. A bachelor's degree is your ticket to bigger wages and more opportunity for advancement. 

According to data collected in the 2020 Census, those with a bachelor's degree earn an average of 55% or $26,000 more per year than those with a high school education. And, their risk of unemployment drops by a whopping 90%.

Degree Plans

DEGREE PLANS

Choose from these degree paths.

 With Accelerated Pathways, you have three unique ways to experience a college course. Set your own schedule with our self-paced option, get extra feedback with facilitated courses, or study with your peers by choosing an instructor-led course format. You deserve the freedom to study your way.

Flexible online courses

You'll get a fully-customized college plan designed to save you time and money on your online degree. The courses offered through Accelerated Pathways are 36% less expensive than traditional college courses, and we guarantee they'll transfer to your college, or we’ll give you your money back plus $1,000 for your lost time. 

Help saving time and money on college

Meet with an advisor

After you fill out a form, you'll meet with an advisor to go over things like schedule, budget, degree choice, lifestyle and more.

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Get degree options

Advisors comb through thousands of degree options to provide you with the best options for cost savings and time to completion plans for a handful of programs that meet your needs. 

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Choose your program

You'll be empowered with choices for less expensive, and quicker degrees (or courses) from the schools you choose.

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Additional courses available

Does your student want to go even further?

Additional courses are always available at a special discount for Pearson Online Academy students.

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Receive ongoing support

Your advisors will be there at each step of the journey to provide ongoing support to achieve your educational goals!

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LEARN MORE

Choose your program

You'll be empowered with choices for less expensive, and quicker degrees (or courses) from the schools you choose.

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How it works

Testimonials

"My advising coach gave me good advice, encouragement and provided a strategy to finish my courses in a time when my home life changed drastically."

Barbara  | Accelerated Pathways Student

"I appreciate the flexibility in this program. I’m able to complete my schoolwork at any time. I even recommended Accelerated Pathways to my boss, and he signed up as well."

Kelsey  | Accelerated Pathways Student

“The setup of the courses is awesome - very organized and easy to navigate. I’ve had a lot of questions through this process and have received excellent support and guidance from the advising coaches.” 

Stacy | Accelerated Pathways Student

While challenging, it is easier than you may realize! The format of each of the classes is quite easy to follow, and the resources you need are all in one area.

Crystal | Accelerated Pathways Student

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