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Free college online courses at ETSU

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: May 14 2013 11:08:12 PM CDT
Updated On: May 14 2013 02:00:40 PM CDT
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Students will get to participate in college courses at East Tennessee State University for free by going on line.

Beginning this fall, the university will offer two core classes through the open buccaneer university system or "OpenBucs."

The courses can be taken for free to help students decide if they're prepared to go in that direction.

Karen King, Vice Provost for E-Learning ETSU says, "It gives students an opportunity to enroll, to go through the course, and see how they do with no risk. They don't end up with a huge debt, or a bad grade on their transcript."

If a student wants college credit then they'll have to pay a total of three hundred dollars to take a test and go through an evaluation of learning.

The first two classes offered will be U.S. History since 1877 and introduction to music.