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The Sophia Experience

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Take your course with you, work at your own pace on your phone, tablet or computer.
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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.

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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.

Complimentary Learning Coach Support

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

Transferring Credits

We have lots of options for earning credit in ways that fit your schedule and your goals.


Partners guarantee credit transfer

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Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer

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Colleges and universities accept our courses for transfer

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Degree Pathway Premier Partners

Our college courses are guaranteed to transfer into these partner schools AND our Premier Partners offer Sophia students tuition discounts on their degree programs.

Excelsior College offers Sophia students a 20% tuition discount.

Liberty University

Liberty University offers Sophia students a 15% tuition discount.

Herzing University

Herzing University offers Sophia students a 10% tuition reduction scholarship.

Sophia students have been pre-approved for credit transfer, or had their Sophia courses accepted for credit by the following list of institutions.

This list is not intended as a guarantee of transfer. Schools accept credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and decisions may vary by student and specific degree plan. Please contact the Sophia Learning Coaches for more information on credit transfer.

  • Adelphi University
  • Alabama State University
  • American Business & Technology University
  • American Military University
  • American Public University
  • American Sentinel University
  • American University of Antigua
  • Andrews University
  • Angelo State University
  • Anna Maria College
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Antioch University
  • Arapahoe Community College (CO)
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Western College
  • Arkansas State University
  • Ashford University
  • Aspen University
  • Athens State University
  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Azure College
  • Bacone College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Bellevue University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Bob Jones University
  • Boise State University
  • Boston University Metropolitan College
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brandman University
  • Broward College
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord, NC)
  • California Coast University
  • California Southern University
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Capella University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carlow University
  • Caroll Community College
  • Cecil College
  • Century College
  • Champlain College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Chattanooga State Technical Community College
  • City University of New York
  • City University of Seattle
  • Claflin University
  • Cochise College
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
  • Columbia University NY
  • Community College of Allegheny County (Allegheny County, PA)
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Concordia College (Bronxville, NY)
  • Concordia University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Cornerstone University
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Danville Community College (Danville, VA)
  • Daytona State College
  • Delaware Community College (Media, PA)
  • Dominican University
  • Drew University (Madison, NJ)
  • Duquesne University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Edinboro University
  • Excelsior College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fisher College (Boston, MA)
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida Tech Online
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Franklin University
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Gavilan College
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia State University
  • Glenville State College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grantham University
  • Grossmont College
  • Hillsdale College
  • Houston Community College
  • Indian River State College
  • Iowa State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Kaplan University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Landmark Baptist College
  • Lasell College
  • Liberty University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Lone Star College
  • Louisana Tech University
  • Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
  • Macomb Community
  • Manhattanville College
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Mercy College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami University
  • Midwives College of Utah
  • Murray State University
  • Nassau Community College
  • National American University
  • National University
  • New England College Online
  • North Central Missouri College
  • North Central State College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • North Lake College (Irving, TX)
  • Northwest Nazareth University (Nampa, ID)
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Open College @ Kaplan University
  • Pace University
  • Palomar College
  • Park University
  • Patten University
  • Pensacola State College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Polk State College
  • Portland Community College
  • Presentation College
  • Prince George's Community College (Largo, MD)
  • Rasmussen College
  • Red Rocks Community College (Lakewood, CO)
  • Regis University
  • Rio Salado Community College (Tempe, AZ)
  • Rivier University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Sage College (Albany, NY)
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Barbara Community College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Simmons College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southern University
  • South Seattle Community College
  • South University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • St. Andrews University
  • State University of New York - Broome Community College
  • State University of New York - Buffalo
  • State University of New York - Empire State College
  • State University of New York - Farmingdale University
  • State University of New York - Polytechnic Institute
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Charles Community College
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Georges University (Grenada)
  • St. Johns University (New York, NY)
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Strayer University
  • Tabor College
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Trident University
  • Trinity International University
  • Union County Community College
  • United States Sports Academy
  • University of Akron
  • University of Arkansas Community College at Morrellton
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Indiana Terre Haute
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Mary
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland University College
  • University of Montana
  • University of Montana - Missoula
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Pittsburg
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Florida - Sarasota
  • University of St. Mary
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Washington - Seattle
  • University of Washington - Tacoma
  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin (Flexible Options)
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Walden University
  • Waldorf College
  • Webster University
  • Weimar Institute (Weimer, CA)
  • West Chester University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Governors University
  • William Paterson University
  • Wilmington University
  • Wright State University

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2000 Additional 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.


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

by Kevin L. on December 6, 2016
It was straight forward and I loved the whole work at your own pace and most of all NO PAPERS to write. My only problem is if you like to study via reading the last 2 or 3 sections are videos only. Not a deal breaker just a heads up. Easiest 3 credits ever.
by Jana R. on December 4, 2016
There was a consistent problem of question that came up, for where there was no concrete answer to be found in the tutorials. As well as this there was no clear direction in which the course is going, as most of the time subjects are not built upon but simply mentioned.
Sophia replied on December 5, 2016

Jana - Congratulations on your successful course completion! Please remember that Sophia Learning Coaches are here for those times when you can't seem to find the right instructional content. We can help students think through the question, and then provide guidance to the right material. We hope to get a chance to work with you in a future course. Thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Terry E. on November 30, 2016
The course is quite time consuming and not easy, but a great way to learn and very interesting.
by Erik S. on November 30, 2016
Very, very good introductionary course!!! Great material, rich examples, lots of possibilities to practice AND ask questions. Much better than any alternative I've tried before!!
by Kerry M. on November 29, 2016
Greatest Battle of My Life!
by Desiree A. on November 12, 2016
Easy, affordable, and convenient way to obtain my statistics credit.
by Clint S. on November 12, 2016
If you're looking for easy classes look else where. If you want to learn then you've found a great class. Lots of critical thinking. Don't you use Google in the open book portions. Learn yo use the tutorials and you'll be do great. I passed in less than 3 weeks.
by Carmen N. on November 9, 2016
I wish you can also explaint the rationale when I scored a wrong answer.
Sophia replied on November 9, 2016

Hi Carmen -- Congratulations on your successful completion of this course. Yes, we understand that answer rationale is helpful. Our Learning Coaches can provide you feedback on questions as you through the course. You will find a Submit Feedback" link tied to each question for this purpose. Thank you, and we hope to see you in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach