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Meet Zac

Hear from learner Zac about how he used Modern States to earn free college credit and graduate early!  

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Modern States Surprise

Hear from our learners about how surprised they were to earn free college credit with no strings attached from using Modern States.  

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Meet Tayah

Hear from learner Tayah about how she is using Modern States to earn free college credit.  

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Unlocking Your Career Passion With Free College Courses

Figuring out what you want to do with your life isn’t easy, and it can be awfully expensive when you guess wrong. Many people enter college with no idea what their passion is or what career path best suits them. Often, they choose a major that doesn’t pan out, wasting a lot of time and […]

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The $1,000 Degree

Asked how much money he spent on college, Tim Hellwig responded: “That’s the million dollar question right there.” He then gave a $1,000 dollar answer. “It only ended up costing me about $1,000 for a 120-credit, four-year computer science degree,” Hellwig, 28, said in an interview. “That’s insane, right? No one expects that but it’s […]

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CLEP and Modern States Are There for Students When Advanced Placement Isn’t an Option

Advanced Placement (AP) courses help many high school students get ahead in their studies, though only if their schools participate in the program. Modern States exists for everyone, including AP students. A philanthropy, Modern States offers 32 completely free online courses that prepare learners for the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Passing CLEP […]

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How to Get Your Associate’s Degree Before Graduating High School

And a bachelor’s degree on your 19th birthday; and an MBA five months later  Ahmad Salem is doing life his way, and he’s crushing it. Full of motivation, Salem was a 16-year-old high-school junior when he began working full-time in retail after school and during weekends. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, his plan was […]

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India to Indiana: Purdue Ph.D. Student Is Thriving With Help From Modern States

When Purdue University student Abhishek Sharma wanted to devote his time to computer-science research rather than the general-education classes required for his major, he turned to Modern States. Our philanthropy offers a free online collection of college-professor-led, freshman-level classes tied to the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Passing CLEP test scores can be […]

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