Study.com (ACE & NCCRS)

#13 Study.com (ACE & NCCRS)
Limited Transfer
https://study.com

Author’s Note:   Though they offer many subscription plans, to receive college credit, you must subscribe to the College Accelerator plan. Study.com has several partner colleges that guarantee transfer credit.

Study.com’s website boasts over 4,000 courses. Not all of their courses are available for college credit, but they have more than anyone else!

ACE evaluated courses: 188     

NCCRS evaluated courses:  145

Studycom is not offering 188+145 courses.

Most courses are both ACE and NCCRS evaluated, so appear on both lists.


ACE recommended (college credit)

 

 

  • Accounting 201: Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting 303: Cost Accounting
  • Art 103: History of Western Art I
  • Art 104: History of Western Art II
  • Astronomy 101: Intro to Astronomy
  • Biology 101: Intro to Biology
  • Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab
  • Biology 102: Basic Genetics
  • Biology 103: Microbiology
  • Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology 106: Pathophysiology
  • Business 100: Intro to Business
  • Business 101: Principles of Management
  • Business 102: Principles of Marketing
  • Business 103: Introductory Business Law
  • Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Business 105: Labor Relations
  • Business 106: Human Resource Management
  • Business 107: Organizational Behavior
  • Business 108: Business Ethics
  • Business 109: Intro to Computing
  • Business 110: Business Math
  • Business 111: Principles of Supervision
  • Business 113: Business Communication
  • Business 120: International Business
  • Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce
  • Business 203: Introduction to Retail Merchandising
  • Business 302: Foundations of Leadership
  • Business 303: Management Information Systems
  • Business 304: Leading Organizational Change
  • Business 305: Leadership Communication
  • Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Business 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Business 308: Globalization & International Management
  • Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising
  • Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics
  • Business 311: Project Management
  • Business 312: Advanced Operations Management
  • Business 313: Organizational Communication
  • Business 314: Employment Law
  • Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Business 318: Management Ethics
  • Business 319: Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • Business 321: Small Business Management
  • Business 323: Organizational Theory
  • Business 324: Managerial Communication
  • Business 325: Union & Labor Relations
  • Business 327: Retail Strategy
  • Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
  • Communications 101: Public Speaking
  • Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication
  • Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication
  • Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications
  • Computer Science 105: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Computer Science 111: Programming in C
  • Computer Science 112: Programming in C++
  • Computer Science 115: Programming in Java
  • Computer Science 202: Network and System Security
  • Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design
  • Computer Science 303: Database Management
  • Computer Science 305: Operating Systems
  • Computer Science 306: Computer Architecture
  • Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science
  • Criminal Justice 107: Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice 301: White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System
  • Criminal Justice 306: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice 381: Victimology
  • Earth Science 101: Earth Science
  • Earth Science 104: Intro to Meteorology
  • Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 102: Macroeconomics
  • Education 101: Foundations of Education
  • Education 103: Classroom Management
  • Education 104: Differentiated Instruction
  • Education 105: Special Education History & Law
  • Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Education 210: Technology in the Classroom
  • Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math
  • English 101: English Literature
  • English 102: American Literature
  • English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • English 104: College Composition I
  • English 105: College Composition II
  • English 305: Advanced Technical Writing
  • English 310: Short Stories
  • Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity
  • Finance 101: Principles of Finance
  • Finance 102: Personal Finance
  • Finance 104: Financial Management
  • Finance 302: International Finance
  • Finance 303: Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Finance 304: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Finance 306: Small Business Finance
  • Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics
  • Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography
  • Geology 101: Physical Geology
  • Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry
  • Health 101: Principles of Health
  • Health 103: Medical Terminology
  • Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Health 302: Health Services Policy
  • Health 303: Healthcare Organization & Management
  • Health 305: Healthcare Finance & Budgeting
  • Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement
  • Health 309: Healthcare Informatics
  • Health 310: Human Resource Management in Healthcare
  • History 100: Western Civilization from Prehistory to Post-WWII
  • History 101: Western Civilization I
  • History 102: Western Civilization II
  • History 103: US History I
  • History 104: US History II
  • History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day
  • History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • History 108: History of the Vietnam War
  • History 306: The American Civil War Era
  • History 307: American Civil Rights Movement
  • History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
  • History 309: War & American Society
  • History 311: The Holocaust & World War II
  • Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality
  • Hospitality 105: Introduction to the Tourism & Travel Industry
  • Hospitality 301: Hospitality Marketing
  • Hospitality 304: Hotel & Lodging Management & Operations
  • Hospitality 309: Food & Beverage Service & Operations
  • Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities
  • Library Science 101: Information Literacy
  • Marketing 301: Marketing Research
  • Marketing 302: Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing 303: Global Marketing
  • Marketing 306: Principles of Selling
  • Marketing 308: Applied Marketing
  • Math 101: College Algebra
  • Math 102: College Mathematics
  • Math 103: Precalculus
  • Math 104: Calculus
  • Math 105: Precalculus Algebra
  • Math 107: Quantitative Literacy
  • Math 108: Discrete Mathematics
  • Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics
  • Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition
  • Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy
  • Philosophy 102: Ethics in America
  • Philosophy 103: Ethics – Theory & Practice
  • Physics 101: Intro to Physics
  • Physics 111: Physics I
  • Physics 112: Physics II
  • Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science
  • Political Science 102: American Government
  • Political Science 103: Comparative Politics
  • Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology
  • Psychology 102: Educational Psychology
  • Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development
  • Psychology 104: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology 311: Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation
  • Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology
  • Religion 101: Intro to World Religions
  • Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences
  • Science 102: Principles of Physical Science
  • Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences
  • Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology
  • Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology
  • Sociology 305: Sociology of Work
  • Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish
  • Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace
  • Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics

 

 

 

NCCRS recommended (college credit)

 

  • Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting 201: Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting 303: Cost Accounting
  • Art 103: History of Western Art I
  • Astronomy 101: Intro to Astronomy
  • Biology 101: Intro to Biology
  • Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab
  • Biology 102: Basic Genetics
  • Biology 103: Microbiology
  • Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology 106: Pathophysiology
  • Business 100: Intro to Business
  • Business 101: Principles of Management
  • Business 102: Principles of Marketing
  • Business 103: Introductory Business Law
  • Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Business 105: Labor Relations
  • Business 106: Human Resource Management
  • Business 107: Organizational Behavior
  • Business 108: Business Ethics
  • Business 109: Intro to Computing
  • Business 110: Business Math
  • Business 111: Principles of Supervision
  • Business 113: Business Communication
  • Business 120: International Business
  • Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce
  • Business 209: Mentoring & Leadership Development in the Workplace
  • Business 302: Foundations of Leadership
  • Business 303: Management Information Systems
  • Business 304: Leading Organizational Change
  • Business 305: Leadership Communication
  • Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Business 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Business 308: Globalization & International Management
  • Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising
  • Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics
  • Business 311: Project Management
  • Business 312: Advanced Operations Management
  • Business 313: Organizational Communication
  • Business 314: Employment Law
  • Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Business 319: Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • Business 321: Small Business Management
  • Business 323: Organizational Theory
  • Business 324: Managerial Communication
  • Business 325: Union & Labor Relations
  • Business 327: Retail Strategy
  • Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
  • Communications 101: Public Speaking
  • Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication
  • Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace
  • Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science
  • Criminal Justice 107: Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System
  • Earth Science 101: Earth Science
  • Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 102: Macroeconomics
  • Education 101: Foundations of Education
  • Education 103: Classroom Management
  • Education 104: Differentiated Instruction
  • Education 105: Special Education History & Law
  • Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • English 101: English Literature
  • English 102: American Literature
  • English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • English 104: College Composition I
  • English 105: College Composition II
  • English 305: Advanced Technical Writing
  • English 310: Short Stories
  • Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity
  • Finance 101: Principles of Finance
  • Finance 102: Personal Finance
  • Finance 104: Financial Management
  • Finance 301: Corporate Finance
  • Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics
  • Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography
  • Geology 101: Physical Geology
  • Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry
  • Health 101: Principles of Health
  • Health 103: Medical Terminology
  • History 101: Western Civilization I
  • History 102: Western Civilization II
  • History 103: US History I
  • History 104: US History II
  • History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • History 108: History of the Vietnam War
  • History 306: The American Civil War Era
  • History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
  • History 311: The Holocaust & World War II
  • Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality
  • Hospitality 105: Introduction to the Tourism & Travel Industry
  • Hospitality 301: Hospitality Marketing
  • Hospitality 304: Hotel & Lodging Management & Operations
  • Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities
  • Library Science 101: Information Literacy
  • Marketing 301: Marketing Research
  • Marketing 302: Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing 308: Applied Marketing
  • Math 101: College Algebra
  • Math 102: College Mathematics
  • Math 103: Precalculus
  • Math 104: Calculus
  • Math 105: Precalculus Algebra
  • Math 107: Quantitative Literacy
  • Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • Math 98: Math for Everyday Life
  • Math 99: Essentials of Algebra and Statistics
  • Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics
  • Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition
  • Philosophy 102: Ethics in America
  • Philosophy 103: Ethics – Theory & Practice
  • Physics 101: Intro to Physics
  • Physics 111: Physics I
  • Physics 112: Physics II
  • Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science
  • Political Science 102: American Government
  • Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology
  • Psychology 102: Educational Psychology
  • Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development
  • Psychology 104: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology
  • Religion 101: Intro to World Religions
  • Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences
  • Science 102: Principles of Physical Science
  • Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology
  • Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology
  • Sociology 305: Sociology of Work
  • Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish
  • Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace
  • Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics

 

This content is reprinted from Chapter 2 of Homeschooling for College Credit 2nd Edition.


NOTE:  parents should always preview college courses before enrolling their teen. It is not uncommon for courses to have “PG-13” or even “Rated R” content that would be considered inappropriate by most parents.

 

Study.com has the largest catalog of ACE credit courses of any provider- by a landslide.  Currently, hundreds of courses are available, in both lower (100/200) and upper (300/400) level credit.  Access to upper-level opportunities using ACE credit is pretty limited, but their list is the biggest.

Study.com’s College Accelerator program allows you to take 2 exams per month. In theory, this would translate into taking 2 courses, but technically you can take as many courses as you’d like- but you’re restricted to only attempting 2 exams.  If you’re a fast learner or studying something you’ve already studied in the past, you can zip along by paying a service fee of $70 for any additional exams.

If you have an account, anyone in the family can use the account, but only the registered user can take college credit tests.  Upon passing, you’ll have to send add your credit to your ACE account.  While it is true that some colleges allow you to directly send your Study.com credit to them (going around ACE) I would highly discourage you from doing so.  The added safety net of having this credit on your “permanent record” is worth any possible inconvenience.  Once it’s on your ACE transcript, you have it forever.  That is not the case when you send a Study.com transcript directly to a college.  Further, if you later apply to graduate school, you may have to provide the ACE transcript anyway – save yourself a headache and get each Study.com course on your ACE transcript the day you complete it.

Format:  Study.com is a “watch the video, take the quiz” format, with about 100-150 lessons per course.   Their lower level (100/200) courses will require “watch the video, take the quiz” plus a proctored final exam on your home computer.  Their (300/400) upper-level courses will require the same but with the additional requirement(s) of some type of project or research paper(s).

Speed: The courses are at a fast enough pace that makes their adult customers happy to zip along, but for homeschooled students, you may find that there are gaps in the material (not to mention a lack of enrichment opportunities like research off and away from the site, writing, etc.)  So, if you’re considering using Study.com for direct credit, my advice is to try 1 month and see how you like the format.

Degree Completion:  People who intend on accumulating a lot of ACE credit (not just through Study.com) ultimately are planning to complete their degree this way.  If you review their list of partner colleges (I mean their specific written partnerships, not the generic ACE list of colleges) you’ll find you can complete most of a college degree this way.  Many parents select Charter Oak State College (any age) or Thomas Edison State College (age 18 and older) since both are Regionally Accredited and guarantee maximum transfer credit.  In both cases, you can transfer in 90 credits from Study.com towards a bachelor’s degree.  The remaining 30 credits can come from other ACE providers, community colleges, CLEP or AP exams, and then complete the 1-2 required courses that the college offers online.

CAUTION:  when you use Study.com’s transfer tool, you’ll have to pay very close attention to the results.  They have agreements with Nationally and Regionally Accredited schools (high school students should choose RA only) and they also have 2 icons.  The green checkmark is a generic transfer (they may or may not accept your Study.com credit) but the gold star is a GUARANTEED transfer.  Only assume transfer if there is a gold star!!

Pages you may also like:

Understanding ACE Credit

Creating an ACE Account for your Homeschooled Teen

The “REAL” ACE College List