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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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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.

Cost Comparison

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Subscription/Monthly Fee


Sophia’s pricing is simple and transparent. You only pay the cost of the course, and there are no monthly subscription fees.


On average, most courses take two months to complete.

Course Materials


All materials are included in the course for free. There are no textbooks or additional items to purchase. Our Many WaysTM approach works for any learning style and lets you customize your learning experience with video from your favorite instructors, or Sophia text-based tutorials.




Sophia Learning Coaches support you every step of the way through your course. Our Learning Coaches are ready to help you succeed.

$0 for up to 10 hours/year. Charges may apply for additional tutoring.

Credit Transfer Assistance


Sophia's free, fast and convenient Transferman service will find out if your Sophia course credit will transfer to the school of your choice.

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Success Scholarship


Sophia is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. For every course you complete at Sophia you'll earn a $50 credit towards the purchase of your next Sophia course.

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TOTAL/COURSE $279-$329 $250-$400+


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

by Peter A. on August 27, 2016
This is a very difficult course to take. My only complaint is that during the challenges, perhaps show how to get the correct answer if it was wrong.
by Shawntay I. on August 25, 2016
I truly enjoyed this course! I love Sophia courses. Thank you for the great experience.
by Jane Y. on August 25, 2016
Taking English Comp was difficult in a quick setting. To really involve myself in the writing I would prefer more time to enjoy it.
Sophia replied on August 26, 2016

Hi Jane -- congratulations on completing the course. Yes, this course is designed to be completed in 60 or less. Hopefully you will have future courses with additional writing and composition components to further develop and enjoy this skill. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Teri J. on August 25, 2016
The course milestones seemed to think that I was an art professional and asked questions that were not covered in the course material. In the future, rating artwork should not be part of the exam.
Sophia replied on August 25, 2016

Teri - congratulations on your successful course completion. Questions that ask to rate art are designed to measure the student's ability to apply the material in a critical manner. We hope that students who complete this course gain a new appreciation for art. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Shane S. on August 25, 2016
This course was not science of fact. this was science of opinion.
Sophia replied on August 25, 2016

Hi Shane, This course certainly tackles topics where students can take one side or another. That said, Sophia does not have an opinion or an agenda relative to the subject of Environmental Science. The course design was determined by the content coverage that is common to the industry, based on an analysis of existing Environmental Science courses at a range of accredited institutions. The course was designed through the consensus of a group of subject matter experts with Masters degrees or PhDs in the subject matter area, who have differing backgrounds and come from all over the United States. The course was reviewed and approved by an independent group of subject matter experts that were not affiliated with Sophia, and this independent panel confirmed the accuracy and appropriateness of the course, relative to the industry standard. We hope to see you again in a future Sophia course. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Elizabeth S. on August 24, 2016
Quite challenging, but learned a lot about the different religions.
by Benita P. on August 23, 2016
Great course; a lot of reading
by Halley H. on August 23, 2016
This course was extremely difficult. Especially if you do not have a math background. They use very simple examples in their tutorials and then the questions on the challenges and tests are extremely difficult. You also are not given ample room to practice the concepts you learn.
Sophia replied on August 23, 2016

Halley - congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, this is a rigorous college level Algebra course. Each concept in the course is taught by multiple instructors. There is even a written tutorial for each concept. So students have an opportunity to learn these challenging concepts through multiple teachers, not just one. Each tutorial has a practice quiz to help reinforce the learning. As always, our Learning Coaches are here to help you along the way. Congratulations again on your achievement!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

Transferring Credits

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 offers Sophia students a 15% tuition discount.

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
  • Carlow University
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Washington - Seattle
  • 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
  • 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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