Found November 13, 2012 on
Leather Helmet Blog:
Western Oklahoma State College is just what the doctor ordered for college athletes who have run afoul of NCAA academic eligibility standards.
The Altus, Oklahoma school offers online classes designed to be completed in two weeks. The courses are also conveniently offered during the traditional break between semesters. But the best part is that in NCAA does not question the validity of these courses; rather it spends its time disallowing online credit for high school courses.
I highly recommend that you follow this link and read the entire article. One of my favorite parts is the following comment made by an academic advisor from that bastion of academic purity and excellence – the Big Ten.
"You jump online, finish in a week and a half, get your grade posted, and you're bowl-eligible," says one Big Ten academic adviser.
Here is an online course description from WOSC. The instructor describes his expectations and, I think, the video gives excellent insight into the rigorous nature of the offering.
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