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Online College Courses for Credit

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Sophia is a proud participant in the Alternative Credit Project, an effort to assist the over 31 million U.S. adults who are eligible to return to college to complete a degree or credential because they already have completed some college coursework. By taking select online courses with Sophia you can build up credits for general education courses that will transfer directly into participating colleges, saving money and putting you in control of the pace of your studies.

As you complete your online courses with Sophia, you’ll build a college transcript with the American Council on Education (ACE), the sponsor of the Alternative Credit Project.

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The following four courses included in the Alternative Credit Project have undergone ACE's credit recommendation process and have been granted an ACE CREDIT® recommendation.


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When you complete a course the credits transfer directly into participating colleges.

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Alternative Credit Project Courses. Try Them for Free!

Courses offered by Sophia that are included in the Alternative Credit Project have undergone ACE's credit recommendation process and have been granted an ACE CREDIT® recommendation. ACE CREDIT has been recommending college credit for non-classroom learning for over 30 years and ACE’s credit recommendations are considered by over 2,000 colleges and universities across the United States.

Other ACE-Approved Courses That May be Accepted by Your Institution

In order to take advantage of the acceptance of ACPE courses by participating institutions, you will need to order an official American Council on Education (ACE) CREDIT transcript. Once you create an account you will select the courses you have completed and the appropriate educational institution. Be sure to search for the courses under the organization title Alternative Credit Project Ecosystem.

Learn more about the Alternative Credit Project

Participating Institutions

  • American Public University (WV)
  • Antioch University (OH)
  • Ashford University (CA)
  • Bastyr University (WA)
  • Bellevue University (NE)
  • Brandman University (CA)
  • Capella University (MN)
  • Central Michigan University (MI)
  • Charter Oak State College (CT)
  • Colorado Community College System (CO)
  • Colorado State University–Global Campus (CO)
  • Colorado Technical University (CO)
  • Dallas Colleges Online/Dallas County Community College District (TX)
  • Davenport University (MI)
  • Fayetteville State University (NC)
  • Fort Hays State University (KS)
  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)
  • Goodwin College (CT)
  • John F. Kennedy University (CA)
  • Kaplan University (FL)
  • Lakeland College (WI)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  • Miami Dade College (FL)
  • Monroe Community College (NY)
  • National Louis University (IL)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Northwestern State University (LA)
  • Notre Dame College (OH)
  • SUNY Empire State College (NY)
  • Sinclair Community College (OH)
  • Stark State College (OH)
  • Texas Woman's University (TX)
  • Thomas Edison State College (NJ)
  • University of Baltimore (MD)
  • University of Maryland University College (MD)
  • University of Memphis (TN)
  • University of New England (ME)
  • University of North Carolina (NC)
  • Walden University (MN)
  • Youngstown State University (OH)


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