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Global Education Network

It's the Ivy League. Virtually.

Program Focus
Global Education Network produces online courses for the liberal arts. We have been featured on 60 Minutes and as a cover story of The New York Times Magazine, and students from high schools to the Ivy League have used our course materials. Across all student types, 70% to 80% believe that our curriculum is better than or as good as the traditional classroom experience.

How high is our quality? On average, schools spend $5,000 to $10,000 developing an online course. We spend close to $1 million per course. Does that ensure a great course? No, but it does ensure that we inspire comments like the following:
  • "This is the single best tool I have ever seen for academic use, and I have been exposed to many by my parents..."

  • "The best part is that the material presented is concise and organized so that it identifies important concepts and supports them with visual aids."

  • "Before the course began I had no idea that GEN was such an advanced and beneficial program."
Our courses combine animation, video, transcripts, interactive exercises, and online faculty support, to give students a superb learning experience. And because students never have to attend a classroom, a new level of convenience is introduced to the learning process. You can take these courses anywhere, anytime - at home or at school.

If you're not sure whether GEN courses are right for you, visit our web site to receive a personalized Learning Profile ( It's free and it only takes five minutes. At the very least, it will tell you more about your strengths and weaknesses as a learner, and may help you achieve better results in any course you take. At the most, you may find a new door opening to you - a door that will lead to a world of quality, convenience, and stable tuition costs.

We offer an intensive summer session that begins on June 30th and ends on August 8th as well as our regular fall term which begins on September 8th and ends on December 19th.

All courses offer three credits from Charter Oak State College, which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the same agency that accredits Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and others.

As a basic standard, you will need a computer that is no more than three years old and that has a CD-Rom drive. You will also need a dial-up connection to the Internet.

Who takes these courses?
Advanced high school students, college students and lifelong learners.

Do I get college credit?

Is the credit transferable?
Yes, credit from Charter Oak is transferable to most institutions of higher education. However, you should check with your registrar to be sure.

How much is the tuition?
The tuition for each three-credit course is $465.

What courses are offered?
American History from Reconstruction to Modern Day
Understanding Mass Media
Alexander the Great
Calculus I
General Chemistry I

Contact Details
Visit or call (800) 291-3080

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