What is College Start?
An online college on-ramp ideal for students with less than 12 college credits
The College Start program is a pathway to college that includes a prerequisite course and 4 college-level courses, giving students the opportunity to earn up to 13 credits in 10 months or less. These courses are ACE accredited and will help set you up for success in your future degree program.
These self-paced online courses give you the flexibility to earn college credit while balancing work, life, and school. Learn anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. College Start might be a good fit if you want to earn college credit while building the skills and confidence needed to be a successful college student.
What are the benefits of College Start?
Gain credit, get online experience, work at your own pace!
- Motivated students can quickly earn up to 13 college credits
- Students who don’t have much experience with online learning can get started in a lower-risk environment
- Credits earned in College Start may transfer to:
- Bellevue University
- Brandman University
- Purdue University Global
- Southern New Hampshire University
- Wilmington University
Who is a good fit?
Here are some example profiles:
- A student who has earned a high school diploma or a GED, but has never been to college
- A student who has been to college, but has fewer than 12 college credits
Courses offered in College Start
Students will take the following courses:
- The Essentials of Managing Conflict*
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Statistics
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Information Technology
Alternatives may be available for those who have previously completed similar courses.
* Required 1-credit course that enables you to get used to the online platform
How do I apply?
Applications are due on the 1st of each month. Visit guildeducation.com and create an account to view your employer benefits and to start your application.
High school diploma or GED
Visit guildeducation.com to learn more about your education benefits. To learn more about College Start and to get started on an application, click here!