Higher education partnerships

Support students on their path to graduation with help from Sophia

A partnership with Sophia provides your students with online, self-paced gen ed course alternatives. Sophia students have the drive to persist through graduation

Why Sophia?


Increase student persistence

University of Maryland Global Campus students who successfully completed Sophia courses continued to their fourth term at an 86% higher rate. 

Data analyzed were between Fall 2018 and Spring 2021.


Influence student enrollment

A university's ability to accept Sophia credits influenced over 63% of Sophia learners to enroll in their current or future university.


Offer ACE® recommended courses

Sophia lets you offer your students 60+ online courses that are ACE® recommended for college transfer credit.


Partner with a proven leader at no cost

Your university can partner with Sophia at no cost – just sign a simple articulation agreement.

Learn more about working with Sophia

Before making a commitment, you can request a demo of Sophia’s unique learning platform.

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Our partnership with Sophia provides our students with an additional, low-cost pathway to accomplish their educational goals. The self-paced curriculum provides flexibility in successfully completing courses that can be applied for UMGC credit. UMGC understands the flexibility often needed for military servicemembers to meet their educational goals and its relationship with Sophia is one option in which those needs can be met.

University of Maryland Global Campus


As a Sophia member, you don’t pay for individual courses. Instead, you can take as many courses as you like during your membership period.

There are no course registration fees or additional fees for material, textbooks or eBooks. Everything is included as part of your membership.

With Sophia, you determine your own level of time commitment. You can move through course work quickly or slow down your pace.

You can take as many courses as you'd like each month and are allowed to be active in two courses at the same time. 

Yes, your membership will automatically renew. At that time, you’ll also be billed for your new membership period.

If within 30 days of payment you are not satisfied, you can cancel your membership by going into your account profile. You can request a refund by contacting your learning coach by email or phone. To receive a refund, you must not have previously completed a Sophia course as a member.