CSU-Global accepts numerous external alternative credit options. Take a look at this video for a full rundown of these. Below you can also find the websites of many of the sources we accept credit from. Keep in mind transfer credit limits when dealing with alternative credit.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers 33 exam options at the cost of $85 per exam. Learn more at http://clep.collegeboard.org/.
Download the CLEP Test Take Booklet.pdf for detailed information on CLEP exams
DSST offers 38 exams (including programs for military training) starting at $80 each. Learn more at http://getcollegecredit.com/.
JumpCourse offers ACE CREDIT approved courses, as well as courses to help students prepare to take CLEP and DSST exams. Prices range from $99 - $149. More information can be found at https://jumpcourse.com/.
Saylor Academy is a non-profit organization which offers free online courses to prepare for exams to use as transfer credit. All courses can be taken at no cost and students pay $25 to take a proctored exam when ready. More information at http://www.saylor.org/partner-schools/.
Sophia is another option for taking online, self-paced, courses and completing an exam for ACE approved transfer credit. Some of the benefits from Sophia: No textbooks, free trial and 30 day money back guarantee, payment plans, can start instantly, build your own schedule, and Learning Coach Support. Sophia has a monthly membership fee of $79/month and more information can be found at https://csuglobal.sophia.org/.
StraighterLine focuses on general education course equivalencies that are a required part of any bachelor's degree. There is a monthly membership cost of $99 and the typical exam fee is $59 per course. Learn more at http://www.straighterline.com/.
Study.com is a membership based alternative credit option. The monthly subscription is $199 per month and students have the ability to take up to 2 proctored exams per month. The course structure includes lessons with associated knowledge quizzes and there are no required textbooks. The exams are proctored and can be taken from home if you have a webcam. Study.com offers 85 lower division credit eligible courses that can transfer into CSU Global and additional information can be found here: https://study.com/college/school/csu-global.html
CSU Global has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to offer an additional pathway for undergraduate students to complete their degree at a lower cost. We are able to accept up to 44 credits from OnlineDegree.com courses to fulfill elective credit requirements. Additional information about this partnership can be found here.
Non-collegiate credit other than exam or military service credit, such as non-collegiate courses, corporate trainings, certifications, and professional licenses, may be considered for transfer if it has been evaluated according to American Council on Education (ACE) Guidelines or reviewed by National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Visit http://www.acenet.edu/ to learn more about ACE approved credit or http://www.nocti.org/ for NCCRS credit opportunities.