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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

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  • Guaranteed to transfer to our 27 partner network institutions.* See Partners
  • Accepted or preapproved for credit transfer by 307 institutions. See the list
  • Recommended for transfer to many different colleges and universities.
  • Category: University Studies

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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.

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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.

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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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165 Student Reviews
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by Regina F. on June 21, 2019
Great course with great information!
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by Shaylynn R. on June 21, 2019
This course is common sense. Finished it within a couple of hours. Easy credit!
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by Zachary W. on June 20, 2019
great course to get started with in any school
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by Vare M. on June 20, 2019
Easy and beneficial.
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by Andrea J. on June 20, 2019
Some questions are a little tricky but a good challenge.
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by MARGO S. on June 19, 2019
have enjoyed the ease of completing a course without the rush of an instructor made it better to focus & concentrate
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by tommacenia s. on June 18, 2019
Excellent Class
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by Michele A. on June 18, 2019
Good class for a new student. Did not take much time to complete.

FAQ

  • 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, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer 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 course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • 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.

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