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Student Success

Student Success

Sophia's Student Success 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. Full Description

1 semester credit

  • Guaranteed to transfer to our 13 partner network institutions.* See Partners
  • Sophia courses have been transferred for credit to over 300 institutions*. See the List
  • Recommend for credit to the ACE and DEAC college and university networks. (See below for details.)

Category: University Studies

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This course is ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many different colleges and universities.* Learn more
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Guaranteed to transfer to our partner colleges and universities.* See Partners

No Textbooks, Subscriptions or Hidden Fees

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

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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Description

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Sophia's Student Success 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 & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. To pass this course, you will complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better. You must also receive a score of at least 50% on the final ID Verification Milestone.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, passing students will be able to:

  • Choose the right course for their needs and interpret the course syllabus to understand success criteria
  • Interact with instructors and peers in a manner that is respectful and constructive to the learning experience
  • Recognize unethical behavior in higher education and avoid plagiarism and cheating
  • Use proven strategies to optimize effectiveness and efficiency as a learner
  • Practice fundamental self-care that is required for academic life
  • Use proven strategies to advance academic skills
  • Set academic goals and create plans to achieve them
  • Set professional goals and create plans to achieve them

Reviews

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348 Student Reviews
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by William D. on November 16, 2019
Excellent course, highly recommend it. If you read over the material you can complete this course in a couple days. Truly enjoyable learning experience.
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by Kathryn A. on November 14, 2019
Enjoyed learning more in-depth information in this class.
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by Mark B. on November 13, 2019
Great course and a huge help in making us better students
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by Sparkle B. on November 13, 2019
Great class, especially for those, just starting their classes.
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by Jesse W. on November 12, 2019
A little too much emphasis on considering feelings before speaking, if we're wanting a truly diverse educational system then you cant be so scared to offend that you cant speak at all. Other than that it is a great course for new students.
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by Draven W. on November 11, 2019
This was a great experience!
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by William U. on November 9, 2019
sweet and free. woooohhooo. Thank you Sophia
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by Nicholas C. on November 8, 2019
Very easy and straight forward.

FAQ

  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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