Some distance learning colleges allow you to get credit by taking exams, without having to take a class. There is even one college that lets you get an entire college degree by taking exams! This is a great way to save money on tuition and get on with your career or graduate school.
So if you are not afraid of looking for your own learning aids (there is one college that gives you free study guides–more info. later), and if you think you do not have to discuss what you read with others, you can save thousands of dollars and possibly a lot of time. (Taking exams for credit saves you much time because you will not have to spend time in “class,” nor will you have to do research papers and other projects.