Colleges are a business. Even state schools receive funding based on enrollment, so they have to compete for people to want to come to their university.
Colleges are in the business of making money, and they make money based on their reputation, which is based on the average starting salary of their graduates.
This is why we would pay more for a Harvard education than we would pay for Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
The college admissions process is a gamble.
They are gambling that the freshman that they are admitting today will be a credit to their institution in four years as a graduate.
Which do you think is a safer risk: the student who has managed to pass whatever standard their school expected of them in the classroom for the various “required” classes, or someone who already has “adult-level” accomplishments under their belt?
Which do you think is going to be more impressive on a college application: “made an A in high school English” or “wrote, published, and marketed a novel”? “Made a B+ in lab Physics,” or “Designed and invented a prototype device with associated business and marketing plan”?
You get the idea.
If you take several (or even all) of our courses, then you already have a portfolio of lucrative adult accomplishments under your belt before you even come through the door of the college or university!
We are taking the gamble out of the college admissions office’s job. Our graduates will be a credit to their institutions, even if all they do is maintain pulse and breath rate for four years and graduate from that university! Most of our graduates will be more accomplished than many of the university's faculty! I think that they will thank you for making their job much easier!