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About Achieve and Credit-by-Examination

Get your degree, faster, cheaper, and easier by Testing-Out of college courses instead of Taking Them!

  • Save up to 40% on tuition costs and test-out of as many as 10 courses towards your degree!

Whether you are interested in a nursing bridge program or another degree, Achieve can help you get your degree the fastest, most convenient, and least expensive way possible by testing out of college courses!


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What is your current situation?

  • Are you frustrated by your job, working conditions, pay rate, or lack of advancement opportunities?
  • Advancing your career could change all that.
  • If a degree would increase your salary by just $20,000/ year and you worked another 25 years, that would be an additional half a million dollars over your working career!

What would an additional $500k do for you and your family?

  • Nicer home?
  • More travel?
  • Better schools? 
  • Better retirement?

What's Stopping YOU From Getting Your Degree?

Let's face it, getting your degree is tough...

The traditional college path is time consuming, frustrating, and expensive, especially if you are already working and have a family...

  • Courses are expensive
  • Books are ridiculously expensive
  • Tons of homework, quizzes, reading assignments, term papers, research projects, and exams
  • Time and money wasted on unimportant courses

There's a Better Way: Credit-by-Exam

Credit-by-Examination lets you test-out or 'CLEP-out' of general education college courses like English, Sociology, or Math, instead of taking college courses. For example, instead of taking a boring semester-long course with all the busy work, you could get full credit for the same course by attending as few as four test prep classes and taking ONE exam.

Sounds great, right?

There is still a problem...

You see, while credit-by-examination has been around forever!


Have you ever tried to study to test-out of a class on your own or tried to grind your way through some boring, canned, online program? 

Frankly, it's crazy hard trying to do it on your own:

  • It's hard to stay motivated

  • Takes extreme discipline

  • No structure

  • No one to  guide you through the process

  • Nothing to keep you accountable

That's why so few people succeed with the DIY method.


Achieve has a better way: We'll help you every step of the way

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We’ll prepare you to pass just ONE exam and receive FULL credit for an entire semester-long college course!

You'll learn all the key information that will help you test-out and the key information that you should learn from the course. You'll get to skip all the busy work and stuff you'll never use.

Here are just some of the advantages of the Achieve way:

  • Earn your degree from a Fully Accredited college

  • No waiting list, classes start in as little as one week

  • Live Virtual instructor-led online classes or attend classes in 69 locations in 36 states

  • Classes meet just once a week

  • NO college quizzes, written assignments, term papers, or busy work with test out

  • Receive credit for past College Courses

  • 93% Student Pass Rate on exams*

  • Guaranteed Financing is available for most programs
  • One condensed FREE ebook per class.

One of the key components that makes the Achieve approach better is our unique live virtual classes

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Virtual Class Option: Take LIVE teacher Led classes from the comfort of home, nationwide.  

Our LIVE online classes are unique in the industry. They aren’t boring, canned online classes. They are taught live, allowing you to interact with teachers and other students, all from the comfort of home.

For most people, Achieve's virtual classes are the right blend of flexibility and accountability. You get the benefits of the flexibility of learning from home, but you also get the interaction with live teachers and other students. Because you are attending scheduled classes at set times, the completion rate is much higher than being left totally on your own.

"I took a virtual class and it was just like I was in a regular classroom except in my PJs! We received handouts and additional practice test and always had the opportunity to ask questions if needed! I'm signing up for another virtual class for my next class!"
Deborah T.

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The Achieve Way

We are dedicated to creating faster, more affordable paths to college completion.

Achieve was founded in 2008, by Mark Olynyk, a Human Resources expert with over 25 years experience. Achieve has grown to a staff of over 200 people who are dedicated to your success. These include caring instructors with years of teaching experience and experience in their fields. This allows them to integrate the course content with real-life experiences to better prepare you for success.


A message from our president, Mark Olynyk:

Flexjobs 2017.png"If you are like our current students, you are eager to get your degree and advance your career. However you are probably working and have a family so you are also greatly concerned about wasting huge sums of money and time on college busy work—expensive books, term papers, college quizzes, written assignments, term papers that amount to hours of homework each week.”

“Through our live teacher led virtual test prep classes and credit-by-examination program, you can skip the busy work and receive full course credit via a single exam, saving you time and money to get the same degree from an accredited school."

"We are proud to be a virtual company, which means we can hire the very top people in their fields, no matter where they live. In fact, we have been chosen as one of the top virtual companies in the US, 3 years in a row."