We partner with a variety of institutions to offer credit-eligible courses. Please read below to learn more about how earning credit works through each of these partners.
MicroMasters Programs: MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.
Global Freshman Academy: Begin your freshman year online with edX and Arizona State University in the Global Freshman Academy. This first of its kind collaboration offers full freshman university courses for credit. The Global Freshman Academy is open to everyone, everywhere and offers a cost-effective way to earn university credit. Enroll in fantastic first-year courses like English Composition, College Algebra and Problem Solving, and Human Origins.
- Charter Oak State College: Earn transferrable credit for work in selected edX courses through Charter Oak State College, Connecticut's public online college. This unique partnership will award students who successfully pass edX member courses third party credit and an official transcript to record their online learning accomplishments.
ACE Alternative Credit Project: EdX is a proud participant in the Alternative Credit Project, an effort to assist the global adult population eligible to return to college to complete a degree or credential. By taking select online courses with edX you can build up credits for general education courses that will transfer directly into participating colleges, saving money and putting you in control of the pace of your studies. As you complete your online courses with edX, you’ll build a college transcript with the American Council on Education (ACE), the sponsor of the Alternative Credit Project. **Please note: credit is delivered through ACE and participating ACE partner institutions, and is not directly awarded through edX or the institution offering the course.**
For information about credit courses at edX, see Taking a Course for Academic Credit in the EdX Learner's Guide.
Some educational institutions or organizations may offer credit based on edX verified certificates. Students receive verified certificates after they verify their identity and earn a passing grade in a course that offers these certificates. If you are currently associated with a college or organization, contact that organization directly to find out about credit options for verified certificates.