You may be thinking that condensing a 15 week three semester hour course to 15 to 20 hours may reduce the effectiveness of the course. This is not true. We did extensive testing with our courses and the results are remarkable.
Our first test dealt with the major field test of Educational Testing Services (ETS). The Major Field Test (MFT) was designed to cover the major subjects in the undergraduate business curriculum such as accounting, finance, economics, statistics, marketing, management, business law, etc. We conducted a pilot program using seven students of which four were international students. The students were given the MFT prior to going through 10 of our 15 courses. After the students completed our courses, they were tested again with the MFT. The results were amazing. Overall, the students went from the 42nd percentile to the 85th percentile. In accounting the students went from the 38th percentile to the 80th percentile. One of the students took the Associates major field test which covers fewer subjects. The Associates MFT covers financial and managerial accounting, micro and macro economics, marketing and management. Overall, this international student went from the 33rd percentile to the 95th percentile. In accounting the student went from the 1st percentile to the 98th percentile. Absolutely amazing!
In addition to the MFT from ETS, we tested students using CLEP and DSST. There were seven CLEP tests that matched seven of our courses and two DSST tests that matched two of our courses. 20 students were giving CLEP tests and DSST tests after they completed our courses. Once again, the results were outstanding. All the students successfully passed the CLEP and DSST tests after completing our courses.
In summary, course condensation does not decrease effectiveness.