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College Credit Comparison

We offer many paths to earning university credit in high school.

Students can prepare for college and careers by taking university courses in high school. ASU has built special programs with various levels of student support, including a personal learning success coach for every student.

  • Replace AP with real university curriculum and credit.
  • Access advanced college-level material, STEM, etc.
  • Credit is transferable to other colleges and universities.

College Credit Comparison

Universal Learner Courses
ASU Online
ASU on campus
Delivery Model
100% Online
100% Online
In-person at Arizona campuses
ASU Credit on your Transcript
Yes
Yes
Yes
Credit Transferable to Other Universities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Academic Risk
If a student receives an “A”, “B” or “C” they are eligible to convert to credit. If they choose not to convert to credit, the course does not appear on their transcript.
Course credit is immediate and grades are recorded, regardless of the grade. Students do not have the opportunity to opt in or out of converting to credit.
Course credit is immediate and grades are recorded, regardless of the grade. Students do not have the opportunity to opt in or out of converting to credit.
Taught by ASU Faculty
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interaction with Peers and Faculty
Direct and/or private access and communication to the instructor is limited. Students will communicate with faculty through the course discussion board. There is a 24 - 48 hour turnaround time on responses.
University faculty create course materials, deliver recorded video lessons and provide help during online office hours. Limited interaction with peers via online classroom.
University faculty provide in-person lectures and office hours. Students attend in-person with both high school and university peers.
Flexibility
Students can enroll in the self-paced course at any time and are not restricted by specific start dates. Students have one year to complete the self-paced course. Session-based courses do have set start dates and assignment deadlines.
Courses begin and end on a set date and assignments and exams have specific dates. Students must follow university add/drop deadlines and procedures.
Courses begin and end on a set date and assignments and exams have specific dates. Students must follow university add/drop deadlines and procedures.
Qualifications
Open to anyone, no prerequisites or placement exams required.
Some courses require prerequisites or placement exams.
Some courses require prerequisites or placement exams.
Cost
$25 registration free upon enrollment $400 upon completion if student wants college transcript credit
US students: $75 registration, $600 per 3 credit course International students: $75 registration, $1000 per 3 credit course
See Tuition Estimator for details.
Additional expenses
No required textbooks or additional fees
Some courses require textbooks, and/or additional materials and fees.
Some courses require textbooks, and/or additional materials and fees.

Not sure where to start?

New students can contact an admissions advisor for help deciding which college path to pursue. Current students will work with their Learning Success Coach to customize a path to help them reach their goals.