Frequently Asked Questions
What Rachel Has to Say...
A big part of the Accelerate University program that really helped was that I had a Guide through the whole process. We met every week or so, talked through how I was doing and set goals to be completed by our next meeting. It was wonderful to have someone to talk to who knew what I was going through and could help me get through different struggles with the material I was teaching myself.
When I finished my first test, it was so relieving! It took a couple minutes for it to be real to me that I was completely done with a college subject. I had 3 college credit hours! It confirmed to me that I can do this! I can get my college degree before I would normally have graduated high school!
Where should I (or my student) start the Accelerate University program?
Most clients start with Brain BootCamp or DiscoverME! both offered by Excellence In Learning, LLC. Either one makes a great starting point. Once both are completed, you will be ready for the 1st Test Success Kit. When you have passed your first test, you are ready to apply to be an Accelerate University College FastTrack Candidate!
Does my degree come from Accelerate University?
No. Accelerate University is a higher education consulting service, not an educational institution. Our clients who complete the program enroll in and graduate from 3 main regionally accredited state schools. Part of our process is to help you decide which school will be the best fit for you. Your degree will come from the school with which you decide to earn your degree.
At what age could I start the Accelerate University program?
We have had success with students as young as 14 in the Accelerate University program. It is important that students have the maturity and willingness to accept the responsibility of their own education. The Accelerate University Guides will help the students and parents with techniques and steps toward mastering academic subjects which they teach themselves, but the student will have to do the work himself.
How many degrees do you offer?
Accelerate University is not the educational institution which awards your degree. We are a higher education consulting service. We work with 3 main regionally accredited state schools; each of which offers their own degrees. This adds up to many possibilities for Accelerate University clients!
Can I work through the Accelerate University program while continuing with traditional high school?
Yes! The Accelerate University program is very flexible. Many of our high school aged clients apply their Brain BootCamp skills to their school work, maximizing the most of their study time, and use their holidays or summer breaks to earn college credit for the academic subjects just completed in their high school course work.
Because the first two years of college are typically a review of what was covered in high school, we also have many high school aged clients who have chosen to step out of the traditional high school classroom and learn the same subjects at a much faster pace, for college credit. These clients often graduate from college before their peers graduate from high school!
Can I test for the General Education requirements of a college degree and then transfer to the college of my choice?
Yes, however, many colleges and universities have restrictions on which tests, minimum scores, and number of credits will be accepted from an incoming student’s transcript. Accelerate University does not keep up with the restrictions of every college or university in the United States.
It is the responsibility of the client to know the requirements and limitations on credits transferred to the college or university he or she desires to attend.
What if I fail a test?
Not a problem! There is always a back up plan. There are passing averages required for continuation in the Accelerate University program, but failing a test will not unravel the entire plan. The Accelerate University Staff will help you troubleshoot, regroup and move forward. Studying for, taking and passing a test is the responsibility of the client. The Accelerate University program is not a credit awarding program; tests taken are through outisde accredited institutions.
Can I use my 529, Education Funds or Scholarships to pay for the Accelerate University program?
Because Accelerate University is not an educational institution, we are not able to accept any funds that are to be used only by educational institutions. However, often these funds may be applied toward other costs incurred throughout the Accelerate University program—like textbooks and college tuition at the point of enrollment. Some scholarships (i.e. friend or family scholarships/donations), depending on their origin and structure can be applied toward your Accelerate University costs.