"My granddaughter is studying at the Harvard Extension School...in our opinion, the education I am receiving at UoPeople is comparable to what she is receiving at HES. That says a lot!"
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"Accredited, online and free…it still amazes me!"
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You can only imagine my excitement! However, as I spoke with a Peace Corps recruiter, I found that the volunteer program is very competitive, and the larger majority of people who do become volunteers have a college degree of some kind; this degree I did not have. I knew that I could not afford college, but I was not ready to give up on my dream just yet. I determined to find out what my options were regarding earning a degree and began searching the web. Honestly, it was terribly discouraging to discover that there wasn’t anything out there for someone like me.
One day I stumbled upon the University of the People website. I was very skeptical at first – surely there is a catch to it. But I soon realized that there was no catch – it was the real deal! It felt almost surreal as I filled out my college application. Could I actually do this?! Well, as it turned out I could. I was accepted, passed the prerequisite courses, and I am on my way to a college degree…and the Peace Corps