The mission of My Degree Guide is simple…

We want to help you get your college degree from a reputable school in half the time it takes traditional, campus-based students.

Since founding this website in 2007, My Degree Guide has grown to reach thousands of aspiring college grads from around the world.

This website is for you if:

  • You want to start (or complete) your college degree
  • You want to finish your degree at an accelerated pace
  • You want to get college credit for your life and work experience
  • You want to learn insider tips to get as many as 30 college credits in a single day
  • You want to get your associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree online

Here at My Degree Guide, we blend cutting-edge research and first-hand experience and put that knowledge in the palm of your hand.

Who’s Behind My Degree Guide?

Joy Miller, Founder


Founder Joy Miller

Hi there – I’m Joy. I launched this website 12 years ago to share my story in hopes of helping someone like you.

At the age of 27, I decided that my career at IBM Corporation was going nowhere, so I enrolled in night classes at the University of Houston. After one year, I only had four classes under my belt.

It didn’t take me long to do the math.

At that pace, it would take me nearly 10 years to complete my degree!

With a full-time career, bills to pay, and family commitments, it would likely take me even longer.

I had to get creative.

I started searching for alternative ways of earning college credit at a faster pace… and I was shocked to find 10+ ways to get college credit at 2,000+ reputable universities without even stepping into a classroom!

I earned one year of college credit in 24 hours

Yes, you read that right. I discovered a way to earn 30 college credits, the equivalent of 10 college classes, in less than 24 hours.

Here’s how I did it:

In the course of my research, I discovered three major methods to help me finish my bachelor’s degree faster:

  1. Testing out of college classes
  2. Credit for life experience or work experience
  3. Accelerated online classes

After taking stock of my situation and future academic goals (graduate school), I decided to use a combination of all three methods to get my bachelor’s degree.

Fast forward to present day.

I earned my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Columbia College. I applied and was accepted into South Texas College of Law (with a scholarship!) and I am just 3 classes away from completing my MBA! The next challenge? Likely a PhD, but I think I will take a breather after my Master’s is completed this year. A vacation, maybe? 🙂

you can finish college faster too

You can finish college faster, too!

Thousands of adult learners like you are heading back to college to earn their degree… but they don’t want to spend four years or more sitting in class.

And that is why I launched this website, to help spread the word and let you know that you can realize your dream of finishing college without spending half a decade in the process.

How to Best Use My Degree Guide

Along with the website, we also share tips and insider hacks on a few social networks.

  1. ​Follow me on Facebook, where I share the latest tips.
  2. Follow me on Pinterest and Twitter for more inspiration.
  3. Follow me on Instagram.
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