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SOPHIA Launches Campaign to Find Goddess of Learning

SOPHIA.org is launching a Facebook contest to find SOPHIA the Spokes-Goddess of Learning to raise awareness among potential college goers about the issues of college readiness, student debt and the need to proactively seek out affordable options. One successful applicant will win an iPad®, free online college courses offered through SOPHIA’s Pathways for College Credit and become the face of the online education platform that offers free tools for students and teachers as well as a path to an affordable college degree.

Approved Colleges Partners with SOPHIA.org to Make Higher Education Accessible to All with Risk-Free Trial of Online Courses

Approved Colleges, an online college and post-secondary education resource, announced today that it has partnered with SOPHIA.org to offer students a unique selection of low-cost college courses that offer a risk-free, first-time trial. SOPHIA is an online education platform that provides free resources for students and teachers as well as a pathway to an affordable college degree through a self-paced program, SOPHIA Pathways for College Credit, which offers online courses for transferable college credit at a significant savings over traditional college classes. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five of SOPHIA’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Spokes Goddess Contest Rules

Spokes Goddess Contest Rules To enter, send a YouTube URL to your 30 second (or less) video to videos@sophia.org, www.facebook.com/sophia.org or Tweet it to @sophia between12:00 a.m. EDT May 28, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. EDT June 21, 2013. This is skills-based contest, and a review committee at Sophia.org will judge the winning entry based on the video that best fits the criteria of originality, cleverness and an authentic concern about affordable education. A total of one (1) winner will be selected, and will be notified via email. The contest winner will receive an iPad® and up to five free Sophia Pathways for College Credit courses. Winner must register for courses before December 31st, 2013. Prizes are not redeemable cash value. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the United States and must not be an employee of Capella Education Company or its subsidiaries. Any entries deemed by Sophia to be inappropriate or act outside contest rules will be void. Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Vine and YouTube are not affiliated with Sophia and has not approved or sponsored this contest.

Sophia Learning Launches Free College Prep Resources

Sophia.org has launched Operation College Success, an initiative designed to improve college readiness and help make college more affordable through free resources for students. The initiative comprises College Prep Pathways, ACT Math Test Prep, and College Success Skills. College Prep Pathways includes refresher courses in algebra, biology, and statistics featuring short tutorials and the ability to choose among multiple teachers and instructional styles.