Emerson Academy provides training, education and support services to help working students complete a bachelor’s degree quickly and economically. We are focused on working with students who have stopped their studies before graduating. We guide and support students to use three little-known tools: 1) tests that, if passed, will give students credits at most colleges, 2) an online service that quickly prepares students to pass the tests and 3) three accredited colleges that will accept an unusually high number of credits from these tests. These tools can help average students get a bachelor’s degree, while working full-time, for less than $180 per month over 4 years, with no college debt. Overall, Emerson Academy is designed to save students 2400 hours of study time, over $100,000 in tuition and debt repayments and give students an extra $1,000,000 in lifetime earnings.
We hold meetings every other week, led by trained advisers, to guide students through using the three tools. These meetings will help students work together with advisers to understand specific concepts that students are struggling with and to solve common problems, such as how best to study, how to manage time, how to manage finances and how to balance work, school and family responsibilities.
Emerson Academy is a not-for-profit institution headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is inspired by the life and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America’s greatest thinkers and writers whose work was read by Abraham Lincoln and millions of others in the mid-1800’s. Emerson believed strongly that people needed to live a life true to what they believed, to do what they feared the most and to always get back up after being knocked down. Some of his most famous sayings are:
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.