Dear Ms. Gay
I am writing to inform you that Lander University is launching a new initiative to make it possible for home-schooled students to take dual enrollment courses for the same special tuition rates that we have offered to conventional school districts in our area. This special tuition rate is $100 per credit hour instead of the $445/credit hour charged to regular full-time students.
In this program, students will be able to earn college credit by taking high quality courses, taught by highly qualified professors, that are universally transferable to any institution of higher learning in South Carolina.
These courses will be delivered online and will therefore be available to students regardless of where they live; we will provide a robust suite of services to help students “learn how to learn” in an online environment; and the courses will not require any highly specialized equipment.
In the Spring 2019 semester, we are offering a selection of courses that we have specially selected as highly appropriate for online dual enrollment students: Art 101, English 101, Music 101, Psychology 101, and History 112. Just as example, History 112 will be taught by Dr. Kevin Witherspoon and Dr. Ryan Floyd. These professors are nationally recognized authorities on American history and have each written multiple academic books. Beyond being fantastic scholars, they are also award winning teachers who work closely with our university’s teacher education program and understand how to teach high school students. No other institution of higher education in South Carolina offers dual enrollment courses taught by such highly qualified professors.
This is going to be a fantastic program, and we would love to have students from your association in these classes. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to move forward with a partnership agreement.
Lloyd Willis, Ph.D.
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Director, Lander University Center for Online and Innovative Learning
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649