Experience Matters

We realize not all college-level learning takes place in the classroom. We let you receive college credit for your life and work experience. This will help you earn your degree faster, saving money on tuition. We offer college credits for: Portfolio-based Assessments, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, DANTES testing and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

The process is simple and could speed you along to graduation. For more information, contact us at online@sterling.edu or 800-346-1017 ext. 312.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Transfer GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    If you have less than a 2.0 GPA or do not have college credit, please contact us to discuss alternate admissions paths.

Online Admissions Process

  1. Fill out the online application for online studies at Sterling.
  2. Our admissions office staff will contact you regarding the status of your application and course 
    registration information.
  3. Apply for financial aid if you will need tuition assistance during the academic year.


Fully online program: 

$145 per credit hour for Undergrad tuition
$400 per credit hour for Graduate tuition
$350 per credit hour for Special Ed. endorsement

Financial Aid

Our financial aid staff works with every student individually to create a financial aid plan that fits specific needs and situations. To apply for financial assistance, please follow 3 easy steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Sterling.
  2. Fill out and submit the free FASFA financial aid form (http://fafsa.ed.gov).
  3. Contact Sterling Financial Aid Office to discuss your specific financial aid options.

Financial Aid is available to students through federal and state programs. Federal and State Awards are subject to all Title IV Federal financial aid regulations. Students apply for the federal and state programs by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

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