What is Study.com?

Comprehensive and Flexible Online Learning

Study.com is an online learning platform that makes education affordable, effective and engaging with short, fun video lessons created by subject matter experts. Lessons are supported by:

  • Quizzes
  • Chapter tests
  • Course practice tests
  • Scheduling tools
  • Flashcards
  • A mobile app that enables students to learn anytime, anywhere.

Over 40 million students a month use our online courses and study tools to achieve their educational goals. We help K-12 and college students excel academically, and we enable professionals to gain additional skills to help them achieve their career aspirations.

Study.com also offers more than 200 courses recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS).

How is Study.com different from other online learning sites?

Study.com is unique from other online learning platforms because of the breadth and quality of our content. Courses span K-12 material, college preparation and professional development. Rather than 'talking head lectures' our videos are bite-sized and animated to create an engaging learning experience for students.

Not only this, but Study.com members have the freedom to study anything on the site. With other online platforms, you are restricted to a single course or grade level. With a Study.com membership you can access all lessons from all levels.

This makes it particularly well-suited to homeschoolers, who may require grade 7 English Language Arts lessons, grade 10 mathematics lessons, and want to take additional courses like forensic science or ancient history just for fun.

What age levels is Study.com suitable for?

Study.com has material suitable for students in third grade through college to learn or review material, study for in-class tests and college prep tests like AP exams and ACT, and earn college credit.

Professional development courses are also available for those in the work force.

What subjects does Study.com cover?

Study.com covers every subject for every grade level from 3rd grade through high school.

For college students, Study.com offers a variety of courses recommended for college credit.

Study.com also provides workplace skills curriculum for professional development in careers as varied as teaching, nursing, real estate and finance.

How long does it take to complete a course?

That is entirely up to the individual! Courses on Study.com are completely self-paced. They are divided into 5-8 minute video lessons so that homeschoolers and other students can fit study time into their own unique schedules.

Some students prefer to study a single course intensively and finish in as little as two weeks. Others prefer to study a range of courses over a typical two semester schedule.

Where does Study.com source its educational information?

Study.com lessons are created by experienced teachers and subject matter experts and are aligned with common core standards. Users can rest assured that the content on Study.com is reliable, high quality and, of course, engaging.

What are Study.com's different membership plans?

Study.com offers a variety of plans on a monthly and annual subscription basis to meet any student's needs:

Family Plan Basic Edition Premium Edition College Accelerator Teacher Edition
Designed for homeschool families, this is a free administrative account that allows for one or more paid subscriptions to be managed from that one login Provides unlimited access to short, animated video lessons and transcripts. Great for those who could use some extra tutoring help. Along with video lessons, this plan provides even more study help with practice quizzes and tests to assess your level of mastery, tools for tracking progress, personalized coaching, access to instructors and more. In addition to everything included in Premium Edition, College Accelerator allows students to complete courses recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) - and ultimately save thousands on tuition vs. a traditional university. Teachers can engage their students inside and outside the classroom with video lessons, customizable courses, virtual classrooms, lesson plans, gradebooks, exams and more. Also includes free access for up to 250 of your students (students can only access material that has been assigned to them).

How do you earn college credit with Study.com?

With Study.com's College Accelerator program, students can earn college credit at a fraction of the cost of a traditional university. Students can choose from more than 200 courses that are recommended for credit by the ACE and NCCRS, and will be considered for transfer to over 1,500 colleges and universities, allowing the possibility to earn the first two years of college credit with Study.com. Courses and any accompanying tests are completed entirely online.

Students can also use Study.com to prepare for credit-granting exams like AP and CLEP.

When and how was Study.com founded?

Study.com was founded in 2002 when Adrian Ridner and Ben Wilson were frustrated by the rising cost of college and lack of efficient study tools. They started Study.com with the mission of making education affordable, effective and above all, accessible. Today Study.com houses more than 20,000 video lessons and reaches over 40 million students per month.

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