Strategic Degree Planning

Support & Coaching Now Through Graduation

1 Year to a New Career

No Homework

No Live Classes

No Deadlines or Due Dates

Flexible Online Classes

Support from Start to Graduation

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree for Under $6,000!


Janine Deems

Degree Planner and College Advisor

Smarter by 1 Degree started over 5 years ago when I started degree planning for my daughter. I combined my 16 years of experience working in education with the desire to find the most efficient way to earn a degree. Since then I've helped thousands of students degree plan so they could reach their educational goals. My daughter ended up graduating high school at 16 with her bachelor's degree and I now focus on helping adults and teenagers earn their degree in the most affordable and efficient way. 

Bachelor Degrees

We specialize in the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, Psychology, and Business Degree. These are the most requested degrees and can all be earned for under $6,000! Book a consultation if you're looking for a different degree. We have other options!

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts

The most popular degree for ease & flexibility.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Take classes like Positive Psychology or Psychology of Motivation.

Bachelor of Science in Business

Concentrations in HR, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, etc.


Terri Pratt

In 2nd Year of Grad School

My name is Terry Pratt and after 25 years of being out of school, I finished and graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in 14 months. I've now been accepted into graduate school and started a master’s program for clinical mental health counseling. I would not have been able to be where I am today without Janine and without using her services to plan a degree.

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Joshua Revander

Construction Manager

Thanks to Janine, I just graduated with my Associate's Degree, my Bachelor's Degree, and two Construction Management Certificates in under 15 months. I was immediately hired by a large residential company at 20 years old and have been building brand-new homes ever since.

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16 Year Old College Graduate

My name is Jordyn and I just graduated high school with my Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts Degree at 16! I followed a degree plan so every class I took gave me high school credit and college credit at the same time. My classes were self-paced and I didn't have to worry about due dates or deadlines. The best part was that I only spent 3 hours a day on school to be able to earn my degree by high school graduation.


Ivy League Law School at 18!

I’m currently 18 years old and I will graduate in the next few weeks from both high school and college. Both at the same time! I’ll be going straight to law school in the fall. And this was only possible because of what Ms. Deems was able to do for me. In showing me what courses to take, how to take them, and in what order; she allowed me the flexibility with school to be able to make this great accomplishment, to graduate college at the same time, and years before most of my peers.

Update: Trinity was accepted into Cornell Law School and just completed her first semester!


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Earn the degree you always wanted in 6-12 months!

We Offer Everything You Need to Graduate:

  • One-on-One Zoom Meeting
  • Custom Degree Plan
  • Ongoing Coaching & Advising
  • Private Group for Updates & Support
  • Step-by-step Directions for Everything

Adult Consultation

$20 / call
  • Explain Degree Planning Process
  • Answer Your Questions
  • Discuss Best Options
  • 15-Minute Zoom Call

Degree Planning

$400 / package
  • Includes Initial 1-Hour Zoom Call
  • Customized Degree Plan
  • College Coaching & Advising
  • Complete Course Schedule
  • Daily Support in Private Group
  • Step-by-Step Directions
  • Updates, Discounts, & Deals
  • Transcript Evaluation

High School Consultation

$20 / call
  • Explain High School & Degree Planning
  • Answer Your Questions
  • Discuss Best Options
  • 15-Minute Zoom Call

“IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL”. - Benjamin Franklin

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