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Earn College Credit

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.

This course is 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.

This course is 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.


Simplify and streamline your path to success. Our self-paced, low-cost courses keep you on budget and on schedule, while our Many Ways format lets you create your optimal learning experience.

A Great Way to Save

We want to make education affordable, accessible and inspirational to students of all ages and stages of learning. Sophia offer a big savings over conventional college tuition, priced around 80% less than a traditional course.

Since all our coursework and support materials are online, there are no textbooks to buy and no hidden fees. With less out of pocket expenses, you’ll have more money to invest in your future.

Need more peace of mind? We offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.

Finally, we offer a 3-part Payment Plan. Learn More

Payment Plan

Now you can pay for your Sophia Pathways courses in 3 installments. Here's how it works.

  • A one-time $10 set-up fee is added to your total.
  • At registration, Sophia charges you the first 50% of your total.
  • 30 days after registration, Sophia charges the next 25% to your credit card.
  • 60 days after registration, Sophia charges the final 25% to your credit card.
College Cost Per Semester Credit

* Based on an average of 32 semester credits per year per student. Source

87% less expensive
than private
4-year college!

A Quicker Way to Succeed

We know your time is valuable. Our flexible, self-paced learning lets you set the schedule, so you can fit a great education into your everyday life.

Unlike a traditional college, you decide when to start and complete each course, so you’re able to earn credits, and your degree, faster.

If you started today, you'd complete the course on:

Hello, degree!

A Smarter Way to Learn

Many Ways to Learn
Design your optimal experience with engaging instructors who present bite-sized concepts in multiple teaching styles to make concepts fresh and relevant.

Problem-Based Learning
We teach flexible problem solving skills and use real world situations to make course material fun and memorable.

Supportive Learning Coaches
Get stuck? Don’t worry. Sophia Learning Coaches are available by chat, email and phone to get you through the rough spots.

A Smarter Way to Learn
Meet a
fresh and fun
learning environment.

A Superhero at Your Service

Transferman will make credit-transfer question disappear. His unique superpower reveals if your credits will transfer to the school of your choice. Just tell him the course or courses you'd like to take and your preferred school and he'll get you an answer fast.

Sophia's Credit Transfer Service

Transferman makes course credit transfer easy — at no cost to you.

Find out what Transferman can do for you.


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

The flexibility to do this on my own time at my own pace is ideal. I have already recommended Pathways to my mom who is also completing her bachelor's degree at Capella University.
Shaunna M.
Thank you! I thought that class was difficult and spent a lot of time studying and getting refreshed on concepts I last learned about in HS! I appreciate all of your assistance. I liked using SOPHIA and will do so again in the future for sure!
Kelli L.
Thank you! It was challenging and very informative. I look forward to the next module.
Lisa B.

Partner Colleges

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

American Sentinel University
Capella University
Rasmussen College
United States Sports Academy
Walden University
Western Governors University
Wilmington University