Smart Degree

The Smart Degree program was discontinued as of June 12, 2015.

All students with a Smart Degree account and login information received relevant information with regards to continuing their studies via low-cost general education courses at Bellevue University or a four-year program at one of the Smart Degree partner schools. The Bellevue University offer is being extended through December 31, 2015. If you had a Smart Degree account and did not receive this communication, or if you have questions or concerns, please email

The Smart Degree team still believes in the power of a college education and wishes luck to every degree completer on your journeys to academic and career success.

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