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ASU Universal Learner and ASU Study Hall Live Info Session

On April 4th, 2023 at 7pm CDT, Homeschooling for College Credit is hosting an information session with Arizona State University’s Universal Learner team to discuss what the Universal Learner and Study Hall programs are, how they can be used by homeschoolers to earn college credit, and answer any questions attendees may have about the two programs. Sign up for the information session here

Here is the Recording from the event and the Q&A Document.

What is the Universal Learner (UL) program?

ASU’s Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, is a unicorn in the college world. Students of any age in any part of the world can sign up for regionally accredited (the gold standard) college courses with no hassles, no need to send your transcripts, no red tape, no placement tests, and no risk to a student’s GPA. If the student doesn’t get the grade they want, simply do not pay the $400 at the end of the course and there is no record of the course. Retake the courses as many times as needed for just a minimal $25 sign-up fee and pay the $400 to transcript the course when you are satisfied with the grade. Find out the full scope of the program.

What is Study Hall?

Study Hall (SH) is a separate learning offering recently launched by Arizona State University that utilizes Universal Learner Courses (UL). Building on an existing partnership, ASU, Crash Course, and YouTube have launched Study Hall, which aims to become the destination for college hopefuls to understand how to navigate college, explore majors and fields of study, and start earning credits for first-year college general education requirements with as little friction as possible.

How to Sign Up as a New Student:

For more detailed information about how to sign up to take courses in the Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, please visit our post “How to Sign up for ASU Earned Admissions Courses”. Please note that students in the HS4CC portal have access to ALL of the courses in the regular Universal Learner portal, but will occasionally have extra course offerings, such as Poetry in America. The list of courses on the sign-up page is just a sample of what’s available and is not the full list available to HS4CC students in their dashboard. We do not make any money from this program in any way. The HS4CC portal was created to facilitate special offerings from ASU.

ASU Prep Digital Concurrent Courses Information Session

We also hosted an information session with ASU Prep Digital to discuss their concurrent courses program, which opens up the rest of the ASU main college course catalog (including upper-level credit) to homeschool high school students at a reduced rate of $200/cr + books/fees, assuming prerequisites have been met and the course is not restricted. This program does not offer the same GPA protections available through the Universal Learner/Study Hall programs, but there are far more courses available. Students can also choose to take ala carte high school courses (no college credit) through Prep Digital. The recording from that session can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

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