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Earn College Credit

Take Sophia's low-cost, self-paced online courses and earn college credits eligible for transfer at over 2,000 colleges and universities.

Sophia's courses are ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to more than 2,000 colleges and universities.
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The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 16 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to more than 2,000 colleges and universities.

Sophia's courses are DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.
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The DEAC is a national accrediting organization that evaluates distance education curriculum. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education recognize the DEAC as a trusted distance education authority.

The Sophia Experience

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Complementary Learning Coach support. Call, email or live chat with our friendly knowledgeable learning coaches.
When you complete a course Sophia will issue an official transcript to your school free of charge.

Sophia's Benefits

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No Textbooks, Membership Fees, or Other Hidden Fees

Everything you need to succeed is built right into our Sophia courses; there are no textbooks to buy, membership fees, monthly subscriptions, or any other added fees to pay.

Free Trial & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Sophia offers all of our students a free trial to make sure our courses are right for you. Sophia wants you to be completely satisfied with your learning experience. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

Payment Plan

We offer a 3 part payment plan option to provide flexibility and allow students to fit courses into their budget.

Start Instantly

There is no need to wait for the first day of class; with Sophia you can sign up and instantly start your education.

Learning Built for Your Life and Your Schedule

You pick your start date and work at your own pace on your phone, tablet or computer.

Complementary Learning Coach Support

Call, email or live chat with our team of friendly and knowledgeable Learning Coaches.


Our students love the freedom, flexibility and support we offer. See what they’re saying about Sophia's courses.

by Amanda B. on November 23, 2015
by Monique W. on November 23, 2015
I wish this was a teacher led class.
by Mary L. on November 23, 2015
Lots of material but very informative.
by Jessica M. on November 23, 2015
This course was well-designed.

Transferring Credits

Sophia's college courses are guaranteed to transfer into a degree program at these featured partner institutions.

American Sentinel University
Athens State University
Capella University
Rasmussen College
United States Sports Academy
Walden University
Western Governors University
Wilmington University
American Business & Technology University
Colorado State University - Global Campus
Kaplan University
Open College at Kaplan University

Sophia's college courses have also transferred into the following institutions.

Credit transfer decisions are made by the receiving college or university and are commonly preformed on an individual student basis. Be sure to check your school's credit transfer policy.

  • American College of Accupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • American Public University
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Arizona Western College
  • Ashford University
  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Azure College
  • Bastry University
  • Bellevue University
  • Boise State University
  • Brandman University
  • California Coast University
  • California Southern University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Central Michigan University
  • Century College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Concordia College New York
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Danville Community College
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Excelsior College
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fisher College
  • Florida Southern College
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Franklin University
  • Front Range Community College
  • Gavilan College
  • Georgia State University
  • Goodwin College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Houston Community College
  • Indian River State College
  • Indiana State University
  • Iowa State University
  • John F. Kennedy University
  • Lakeland College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Liberty University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Macomb Community College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Miami University
  • Monroe Community College
  • Morgan Community College
  • Murray State University
  • Nassau Community College
  • National Louis University
  • National University
  • North Central Missouri College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • Northwestern State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame College
  • Otero Junior Colelge
  • Palomar College
  • Park University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Polk State College
  • Prince George's Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Regis University
  • Rio Salado College
  • Sage College of Albany
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Sonoma State University
  • South Seattle College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • St. Andrews University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • SUNY Empire State
  • Texas Southern University
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland University College
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Montana
  • University of New England
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Western Carolina University
  • William Paterson University
  • Wright State University

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