Take College Readiness online at your own pace

Ready to earn your degree? Start off on the right foot with our College Readiness online course. Access this course anytime, anywhere and learn how to make the most of your higher ed experience.

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Course description

Sophia's College Readiness course helps you prepare for an excellent higher education experience. By completing this course, you will become oriented to the experience of higher education, develop strategies to perform your best while in school, and create plans to achieve your academic and career goals.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 1 Touchstone (this is a written assignment) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>Choose the right course for their needs and interpret the course syllabus to understand success criteria</li><li>Interact with instructors and peers in a manner that is respectful and constructive to the learning experience</li><li>Recognize unethical behavior in higher education and avoid plagiarism and cheating</li><li>Use proven strategies to optimize effectiveness and efficiency as a learner</li><li>Practice fundamental self-care that is required for academic life</li><li>Use proven strategies to advance academic skills</li><li>Set academic goals and create plans to achieve them</li><li>Set professional goals and create plans to achieve them</li></ul>

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Access the course content through the first Challenge of any of Sophia’s 30+ courses.

Check Sophia’s list of partner schools to see if your school is on the list. If not, contact your registrar to learn about your school’s transfer credit policy and if Sophia coursework can be submitted for transfer.

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An ACE® Credit-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE® Credit- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

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.