How Do You Study at the Open University in the United States?


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To study at The Open University in the United States, go to OpenUniversity.edu, click on Courses, choose United States of America to view a list of available classes, and register by the posted deadline. The Open University is a school based in the United Kingdom that offers online courses to students throughout the world. As of 2015, it is the largest university in the U.K. and the only one that focuses on distance education.

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Not all courses at The Open University are available in all countries. Before enrolling as a student, United States residents must confirm on the school's official website that their courses of interest are available to them. The school follows an open admissions policy so that its programs are available to students with diverse educational backgrounds. Most undergraduate programs do not require any standardized test scores or formal requirements as part of the application process.

The Open University offers courses to American students covering a variety of topics, such as medical sciences, design, languages, technology and social sciences. There are several different types of courses, ranging from short courses to certificate and degree programs. The Open University holds accreditation in the United States from the Middle States Commission on higher Education, as of 2015.

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