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June 17, 2020 |

Golden Gate University and Partner to Offer Adult Students an Affordable Path to Higher Education

Partnership allows prospective GGU students to meet general education requirements


San Francisco, CA (June 17, 2020) – Golden Gate University (GGU) has partnered with to give adult learners access to a more affordable and flexible education. This partnership allows prospective GGU students to meet general education requirements—tuition free— through self-paced online courses. This reduces the total cost of obtaining a degree significantly and removes traditional barriers that often deny adult students their chance at obtaining a higher education. is a robust edtech platform that provides adult students the ability to receive college credit toward their degree at no charge to them.  Adult students, many of whom are faced with prohibitive family and work responsibilities, may obtain credits toward their degree through online courses without the need or expense of traditional applications, entrance exams, or tuition. works with participating accredited universities to award transfer credit for students’ completion of the courses.

“Golden Gate University and are both committed to creating a pathway to higher education that allows adult students the opportunity to reach their goals and improve their livelihood,” says Grant Aldrich, Founder of “This partnership solves a huge societal problem of improving access for these students who are often left behind because of barriers like cost and schedules.”

Golden Gate University’s mission has always been to create education and career pathways for adults who are balancing the complex demands of life. GGU provides high-quality, practice-based educational programs in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. It’s for these reasons GGU has been praised in national publications such as The New York Times, that has recently said of the institution, “Golden Gate should be a model for how other institutions can adapt to the newer, older face of American college students.”

“Since its founding, Golden Gate University has catered to the needs of adult professionals who are serious about advancing their careers,” says Marc Singer, Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at Golden Gate University. “Our partnership with will allow us to help even more adult students achieve their professional goals.”

Through the partnership with, prospective GGU students will have 44 units of available credit that could be applied toward their degree. students will also receive an additional 10% off from the standard tuition rates when they enroll.

For more information, students can visit this page or the announcement and details at GGU’s website here.

About Golden Gate University

Since its founding in 1901, Golden Gate University has been a pioneer of adult education.  A non-profit institution accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, it has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas. GGU is California’s fourth-oldest private university, enrolling thousands of students and representing close to 70,000 alumni. For the fourth consecutive year, Washington Monthly has ranked Golden Gate University America’s #1 School for Adult Learners at 4-Year Colleges in its annual College Guide and Rankings.

On a mission to make higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone, is a team of startup veterans and leading academics who believe everyone should have the ability to go to college.  Through its free platform, students can test drive different courses and subjects on their own schedule, be better prepared for college-level coursework, and could receive college credits toward their degree at participating universities throughout the United States.  Working adults now have a bridge to start their path back to school regardless of their finances or busy schedules .

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