About Education Portal
Education Portal, found online at Education-Portal.com, is an online educational resource that allows people an option to take affordable online classes that can translate to college credit at over 2,900 colleges and universities.
How Does It Work?
You can select one of 215 courses that will allow you to learn at your own pace, and in your desired format. Unlike many of the other online education academy sources, their system allows you to choose whether you wish to watch the video lessons or read the written transcripts of the lessons.
You also know in advance of choosing a course whether or not you will be able to take an exam at the end. The exams are available in over 50 different subjects, and generally cost less than $100 to take. Students that pass these exams will then have the option of translating that into course credit from a college or university.
Actually viewing the lessons in a specific course does not cost any money at this time, but if you choose to take the exam at the end of a qualifying course that will generally cost about $80 for each exam you take. If you do not pass the exam, you will not receive college credit nor will you be able to get a refund.
Since the courses themselves are free, there is no need for a refund policy from Education Portal themselves. As mentioned above, if you take an exam offered by The College Board and do not pass it, there is no option for a refund, but if you pay for the exam and realize that you can't take it for some reason before the time of the test, you can contact The College Board Directly to talk about canceling your registration and receiving a refund.
Customer Service Contact Info
Currently the only way to reach their Customer Service team is by emailing them at [email protected]
Currently Education Portal seems to have a positive reputation online, as many people are excited about the prospect of being able to take free classes online that can be easily translated to college credit.
Is It Safe?
There does not seem to be any complaints regarding safety at this time.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are some other well known and popular online educational formats where people can take lessons and classes for free, including Khan Academy and Coursera.
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