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Earn your first 2 years of college credit affordably. Transfer credit to over 2,000 colleges and universities.
How it works
Select from a list of popular college-level subjects.
Prepare for exam day by watching fun, animated video lessons created by experts.
Finish your final exam
without ever leaving your house.
Once you've passed your final exam, you can transfer credit to over 2,000 schools.
Thousands of courses on all major subjects & more:
Low cost college credit
Save on tuition and
get your pre-requisites out of the way. Take classes online and transfer credit to over 2,000 institutions.
Massive video library
Watch short, fun animated videos on the subjects you need to complete your first two years of college.
Hate 8 a.m. classes? Watch short, 5–minute videos whenever, wherever. No need to wake up early or stay up late for a class.
No waiting list
Don't worry about having to wait for the next semester to get into a class. Complete the popular courses you need in order to graduate.
Avoid classes that cover lessons too fast or too slow. Only revisit the material you find difficult.
Test your subject knowledge with practice tests and quizzes available at the end of every lesson.
Easily track your progress on past tests and quizzes. Pick up where you left off and see what to do next.
Ask the Instructor
All our video lessons are created by expert instructors who can answer any questions you might have on the material.
College & career advice
Make selecting a school and major an easy, stress-free process. Read articles about degrees and job requirements so you can find the career that's right for you.
Certificates of Completion
Show off what you've learned. Receive a Certificate of Completion once you've passed a course.
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Earn the same credit for less
- Transferable credit
- Self-paced college courses
- Massive video library access
- Remote final exams
- Personal dashboard
- Practice exams
- Ask the Instructor
- College & career advice
- Certificates of Completion
Learn more about how College Accelerator can help you earn college credit.
Still have questions? Read our FAQs.
Which schools accept credit from Study.com?
All College Accelerator courses have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Over 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the United States consider ACE recommended courses for transferable college credit.
Is this real college credit?
Our courses prepare members to earn credit that is recommended at over 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the United States.
How long does it take to complete a course?
Study.com gives students the ability to take courses at their own pace. Some students complete courses in as little as two weeks while others take a bit longer. College accelerator is designed to fit any student's personal learning style and pace.
Can I skip lessons?
Study.com believes in making every single course as valuable and efficient as possible for all students. Instead of forcing students to go through an entire lesson that consists of concepts they already understand, Study.com allows students to skip lessons on concepts they already understand and focus on learning new material. All students have to do is pass a short quiz for the lessons they want to skip to proceed.
What do I need to do before I can take the credit-granting exam?
For a student to be eligible to take a final exam, he or she must pass all of the quizzes in the course. Once a student passes all quizzes, he or she can register for the final exam, download the online testing software and take the final exam.
How many times can I take a test?
The American Council on Education (ACE) allows Study.com students up to 3 exam attempts to earn a passing score and be eligible for college credit.
What score do I need to get to pass the test?
To pass the course, a student must earn a minimum total of 70%. This includes their score on the final exam, but also a participation score and other materials required by specific courses.
How do I get the credit transferred to my school?
After passing the final exam, students simply need to contact our Registrar to send proof of completion to the schools of their choice. **All students are encouraged to check if the schools of their choice accept ACE credit before signing up for College Accelerator.
How does the cost compare to traditional college courses?
Annually, a full-time student will spend $2,388 with Study.com. However, students can cancel their membership at any time. Compare this to $9,130 per year at a public university and $21,231 per year at a private university.
How does this help me graduate faster?
An average college semester at a traditional university takes 3 months to complete. Study.com allows students to take college courses and earn credit in as little as 2 weeks. With our courses, students are able to dramatically cut the time it takes to complete their first 2 years of college.
How is College Accelerator different from Study.com's Premium plan?
College Accelerator allows students to take courses that have been recommended for credit by ACE and take the online final exam. This is the only way to earn transferable college credit directly from home through Study.com.
1 Study.com cost based on a student passing two Study.com courses per month. University costs based on average tuition costs per 2016–2017 academic year, and assumes an average of ~10 courses per year: https://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/average-published-undergraduate-charges-sector-2016-17