Online College Courses for Credit


Boost Student Enrollment and Retention with Sophia Pathways

Get more students to and through your institution's degree programs with Sophia's self-paced, competency-based online college courses.

Sophia's courses are ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many 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 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many colleges and universities.

Sophia's courses are 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.


Here's how Sophia can help get more students to and through your degree programs.

Core Sophia Solutions

Boost New Student Enrollment

Grow incremental enrollments by offering an alternative starting point for students not ready to commit to a full degree program.

Increase Current Student Success

Increase student persistence by adding flexible courses allowing students to increase their speed to degree or take courses in-between terms.

Get in Front of Thousands of Qualified Students

Join our College Partner Network and become a destination for students starting their degree pathway with Sophia.

More Sophia Solutions

Jumpstart your Competency Based Offerings

Sophia courses can integrate with your LMS, featuring single sign-on (SSO) and real-time reporting.

Credit Qualification

We can help with credit qualification for incoming students. Sophia provides prerequisite courses to help applicants qualify for undergraduate or graduate programs.

Credit Recovery

Students can make up credits they may have lost in traditional courses or as part of a cohort by using our self-paced, supportive online courses.


Institutions currently working with Sophia.

American Sentinel University
Athens State University
Capella University
Rasmussen College
United States Sports Academy
Walden University
Western Governors University
Wilmington University
American Business & Technology University
Colorado State University - Global Campus
Kaplan University
Open College at Kaplan University
Sophia's courses provide a flexible pathway for students to earn the General Education credits they need prior to completing our degree programs. Providing an option to earn prerequisite and supplemental credits allows students to meet our graduation requirements at their own pace and at a lower cost. We have found Sophia’s courses to be academically rigorous which complement our student enrollment and retention goals.
DR. KURT LINBERG — Former Provost, American Sentinel University
I was able to get the courses I needed for less the cost elsewhere and take them at my own pace. Being so stress free led to successful completion and being able to take the next step in my education goals.
ALICIA P. — Western Governors University Student
Sophia has helped Capella University provide more flexible learning opportunities. Using Sophia, students take online courses during our scheduled quarter breaks and occasionally as an add-on during terms. Having the start anytime, complete at your-own-pace courses has assisted many students in advancing toward their degree on a schedule that fits their needs.
DICK SENESE, Chief Academic Officer — Capella University

The Sophia Experience

A different way to learn. A smarter path to success.

Click the arrows to take a tour of Sophia's learning environment.
Students know exactly how their Sophia courses transfer to your institution.
Our low-cost courses include all materials and don't require textbooks.
Students can monitor their progress with the progress bar and speedometer on their dashboard and get help, advice and encouragement from Learning Coaches.
Our engaging learning model features formative and summative competency-based assessments.
The Many Ways to Learn model lets students choose from multiple teaching styles and instructors. All learning resources are built into the course environment.
Touchstones are projects that demonstrate the skills students are learning in the course.
When a student completes their course, we automatically send a transcript directly to your institution.

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