Harcourt's Virtual College Readies Launch

Another all-virtual university -- this one created by a major publisher -- is about to go online. The institution, announced just over a year ago by the Harcourt General publishing company, received approval to operate from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education last month.

Officials said they would begin marketing degree programs and recruiting students in November. This month, the institution, Harcourt Higher Education, plans to test its systems by