The "Freshman Year for Free" Open edX Platform Adds New Courses

The “History of the United States I” CLEP course is available now as part of the “Freshman Year for Free” program.

“The addition of this new course, and the ‘Spanish Language’ course, mean that students now have a way to prepare for two of the most popular exams leading to college credit,” said David Vise, executive director of the program. The goal of this program is to “offer learners a high quality learning experience that prepares them to pass a CLEP exam and provide them with a way to continue their education”, explains.

The catalog created by Modern States Education Alliance –the charitable initiative behind the program– on an Open edX-based platform includes so far the following courses:

  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • Biology
  • College Composition
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • College Mathematics
  • History of the United States I
  • Humanities


Resource: The “Teens got Cents” blog writes about the “Freshman Year for Free” program.