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Studying with Stratford - How It Works

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How Studying with Stratford Works

Stratford's home study courses are truly ideal for today's busy adult. On this page, you can gain further insight into how easily a Stratford program can fit into your life.


    Before You Begin...

    Admissions Policy: Stratford has an open entrance policy. We believe that any adult who feels that he or she has the potential and capability to benefit from their selected program should be given the opportunity to continue their education. However, as a general rule, students should have a minimum of eight years of formal schooling.

    Enrollment Terms & Student Learning: View our enrollment agreement & refund policy. Feel free to view our complete Student Handbook to learn more about life as Stratford student. View our Student Integrity Policy.




 Enrollment & Coursework

1. Enroll and make the minimum down payment.

   There are three easy ways to enroll:
   Online
- Use our secure website.
   Phone - Speak with an Enrollment Advisor 1-800-254-4070
   Mail - Complete an enrollment form and mail it in with your low down payment.

Persons under the age of 18 must obtain the written signature of a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll in a Stratford course. If you would like more information, please contact our Admissions Department at 1-800-254-4070. Also, please note that students outside of the U.S. and Canada must pay in full upon enrollment.

2. Stratford ships your first set (module) of course materials.
Stratford will ship your first installment of textbooks and study guides directly to your door within 48 hours of processing your enrollment. Stratford's materials were developed by experts and maintain a practical, fun, and easy-to-follow approach to learning. There are never any shipping/handling charges.

3. Study & complete your exams.
You can submit your exams using our online student log-in or by sending them in the mail. Online exams are graded immediately. Stratford's qualified instructors are available by toll-free phone or e-mail whenever you have a question. Once you pass your exams in a module, Stratford will automatically ship your next set of course materials.


 Exam Score
 Letter Grade
 90-100  A
 80-89  B
 75-79  C
 70-74  D
 Below 70
 I (Incomplete)

4. Graduate! Get your Career Diploma.
Successfully pass all of your exams and complete all of your tuition payments, and you will receive your personalized career diploma. Some students finish their course in as little as six months, but Stratford gives students up to two years to complete their studies.