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How do I ask my college if they accept college credit from Study.com?
Although Study.com is not an accredited institution, we have 222 college-level courses that have been recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Since our courses are recommended for credit by both ACE and NCCRS, any final proctored college exam you've passed with Study.com's College Accelerator results in course credit. You can easily transfer the course credit to colleges and universities that accept courses recommended by ACE and/or NCCRS. In order to ensure any course you pass through Study.com will transfer towards the school of your choice, please contact the college's registrar or admissions office and ask them if they accept ACE and/or NCCRS recommended credit. If they say yes, you should also verify that the course you're interested in taking will work for your particular college program. We also advise you show your school the ACE National Guide as well as the NCCRS Online Directory to further ensure a smooth credit transfer.
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 1,500 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 1,500 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
2Statistic taken from <http://business.time.com/2013/01/10/the-myth-of-the-4-year-college-degree/>.
3Ask your chosen school about their credit transfer policy