Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: REL 101 Religion, Culture, and Public LIfe. This new 3 college credit course is available as a teacher-paced course.Continue reading “NEW ASU UL Course: REL 101 Religion, Culture, and Public Life”
Many of our HS4CC members use Arizona State University’s unique Universal Learner courses to earn college credit. We are often asked for tips to prepare for the proctored exams, so here is a compilation of tips from ASU and from our ASU Course Group for Homeschoolers members.Continue reading “Preparing for a Proctored ASU UL Course Exam”
Arizona State University uses Two-Factor Authentication for increased security when logging into their systems. Students have the option to receive a call, verify via a DUO push, or enter a passcode from either a Text or Duo after they have logged in with the ASURITE ID and password. The authentication options menus are visible when logging into their system.Continue reading “Help! ASU Universal Learner Two-Factor Authentication?”
Thousands of our members use or have used Arizona State University’s Universal Learner program to earn reasonably priced, low risk, high reward, highly transferrable college credit. You will find commonly asked questions and links to the resources below!Continue reading “The ASU UL Mega FAQ!”
Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: CIS 394 Location Analytics for Business. This new 3 credit course is available as a self-paced course in the upper level division (junior/senior), which are difficult to find at this price point.Continue reading “NEW ASU Self-Paced UL Course: CIS 394 Location Analytics for Business”
Arizona State University has added another NEW course: CIS 309 Business Process Management is a self-paced 3 credit course, available starting January, 2022. Note that this is also an upper level (junior/senior) course, which are hard to find at such a low price!Continue reading “NEW Self-Paced ASU UL Course: CIS 309 Business Process Management”
Arizona State University’s Universal Learner Program, in partnership with Google, is offering a new Google IT Certification! From ASU’s site:
“Learn the skills you need for an introductory-level job in IT support.
In this online program, you’ll work through six ASU Universal Learner Courses that leverage the Google IT Support Certificate, as well as supplemental industry material that is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible to begin a career in Information Technology.
Upon completion, you’ll receive a co-branded professional certificate from ASU and Google, as well as 15 credit hours that you can apply towards a bachelor’s degree.”
Courses are designed to be completed sequentially, and are self paced! Students have up to 1 year to complete each course, and the first course begins January 2022. The certification courses include:
CIS 194 Technical Support Fundamentals – 1 credit
CIS 194 Computer Networking – 2 credits
CIS 194 Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User – 3 credits
CIS 294 System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services – 3 credits
CIS 394 IT Security: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts – 3 credits
CIS 402 Privacy, Ethics, and Compliance – 3 credits
The first 3 courses do have the same course number, which we have been advised may change in the future. It is common for colleges to have the same course number on survey courses which may change topic with each offering. The first course only costs $25, with no fee to have the course transcripted. As with all Universal Learner program courses, the remaining courses cost just $25 to start and students only pay $400 at the end of the course if they like the grade. There is no record of failure if the student does not complete the course or receives a lower grade than wanted. Simply do not pay the $400 for the course to be added to the transcript. Retake courses as many times as is needed to pass with the grade you want.
According to ASU, the courses must be completed in sequence and the next course will become available in their catalog (dashboard). The total cost for the courses in the certificate is $2150, which is paid at the time the student signs up and then completes each course and chooses to have it transcripted. Cost per credit averages out to be ~$143/cr for the full 15 college credits. The certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of the program and will have both the ASU and Google logos on it, along with your name.
For those wondering if the courses are the same as Coursera, ASU said “These courses are similar to the courses on Coursera (and leverage some of the same content), but there are additional learning outcomes from our courses and learners achieve academic credit with ours, whereas the ones at Coursera don’t have academic credit guaranteed with them. (Some institutions may validate the credential for credit, but many won’t)” This is referring to ACE credit that some institutions will accept for college credit. Please see “30 Ways to Earn College Credit” on our website for additional information about ACE credit and its transferability. Coursera’s courses have been approved by ACE for up to 12 lower level credits (100-200 level). Please note that the amount of credit granted for ACE credit is determined by the receiving institution. ASU’s certificate includes 4 courses with 9 total lower level credits, and 2 courses with 6 total upper level (300-400 level) credits.
We also asked our contacts at ASU which degrees the credits would apply to: “These will serve as elective credits at the University. They stack really well into any business major at the institution, or majors with several elective credits (liberal studies, organizational leadership, technical writing, etc). However, the electives should be applicable for any major.”
For our families only! I’m thrilled to announce that Poetry in America, in partnership with Arizona State University and the ASU Center for Public Humanities, is offering a for-credit English Course to high-school students, Poetry in America, 1850-1945.Continue reading “ASU UL Course: Poetry in America for HS4CC Portal Students Only!”
Arizona State University is adding Universal Learner courses to enable students to earn their Applied Business Data Analytics (ABDA) certificate! The certificate is comprised of 6 courses, with 18 total college credits.Continue reading “NEW ASU UL Certificate: Applied Business Data Analytics (ABDA)”
Arizona State University’s Universal Learner Program has added another new course to it’s lineup Spring semester. CIS 194 Technical Support Fundamentals launches January 2022. The new course is part of their new initiative with Google. Students can complete 6 IT courses and earn the Google IT Certification.Continue reading “New ASU UL course: CIS 194 Technical Support Fundamentals”
Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: STS 220 Introduction to Social Transformation. This new 3 credit course is available as an 8-week teacher-paced course in the lower level division (freshman/sophomore) starting January 2022.Continue reading “NEW ASU UL Course: STS 220 Introduction to Social Transformation”
CIS308 Advanced Excel in Business. This new upper level course is open to ANYONE in ANY STATE of ANY AGE and best of all, you can enroll for only $25.Continue reading “New 300-Level ASU Universal Learner Course!”
Since last summer, we’ve been BIG FANS of Arizona State University’s programs and how they’ve reached out to our community. This post will outline the differences between their programs and how do they fit into your Homeschooling for College Credit program.Continue reading “What’s the difference between ASU’s various course programs?”
Homeschooling for College Credit families use Arizona State University’s Universal Learner (formerly called Earned Admission) program because it allows parents a VERY affordable ($25) opportunity to test out dual enrollment for their teens with low risk (only pay tuition if you like your grade and want college credit). Here are a few of the most common answers to your questions about the ASU EA program.Continue reading “Common Transcript Questions about ASU’s UL Program”
Just when we’ve all gotten comfortable with Arizona State University’s Earned Admissions program, they’ve undergone a name change!Continue reading “ASU Earned Admissions: NEW NAME”
Since this summer, we’ve been BIG FANS of Arizona State’s Earned Admissions program for our homeschooling community, but since that time we’ve learned of a few other options you might like to know about. But what’s the difference between these programs and how do they fit into a Homeschooling for College Credit program?Continue reading “What’s the difference between ASU’s various course programs?”
ASU’s Digital Prep program offers 2 interesting options to high school students. Students who wish to use their full-time high school program can take up to 2 free university courses per semester. This program is free to Arizona students. Out of state full-time students are charged tuition based on the program they choose.
The second option they offer is part-time Concurrent Enrollment. Students pay $600 per course for ala carte university classes, plus books/supplies. Students can complete as many courses as they’d like at this rate.
Unlike ASU’s Earned Admissions program, that offers low-risk, high-reward courses with no record of failure, Digital Prep’s University courses are subject to the “normal” college rules, such as drop dates, paying up front for the course, and the additional purchase of books and supplies may be required. Failing or substandard grades would become part of their permanent ASU transcript, if the student does not drop or withdraw from a class by the deadlines.
ASU Digital Prep provides several suggested Career Pathways to a wide variety of careers, including engineering, business, arts, sciences, law, pre-med or vet, and many more. ASU’s Digital Prep program expands the number of courses offered to high school students at a deeply discounted rate of $600/course.
Have more questions about ASU Digital Prep or Concurrent Enrollment courses? Digital Prep has a handy FAQ that will answer any of your questions, or join one of their regularly scheduled Live Q&A sessions on their Enrollment Page.
One more thing!
If you enroll in one of these courses, be sure to join our ASU Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook group! You’ll learn how to get the most out of the program with us!
ASU is a favorite dual enrollment option in our community, and their Spring line up has some great courses! ASU published start dates for some of their Spring courses, AND added a new course in Accounting! Registration is open. Please note that these dates are subject to change.Continue reading “Register now for Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Courses at ASU”
We are often asked which course to start with from Arizona State University’s Earned Admissions (EA) lineup. This isn’t a “one size fits all” answer, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you consider your options.Continue reading “Insider Tip: Choosing Your First ASU Course”
Arizona State University has added a new course to their Earned Admissions program: ACC 231 Uses of Accounting 1 is a teacher-paced, 8 week, 3 credit Accounting course with a first offering date of 3/16/2021!
Are you interested in business and its financial aspects? This course introduces the uses of accounting information throughout the business cycle and how accounting information is used for internal and external purposes. Topics include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or “GAAP” and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
Opportunities to apply concepts with hands-on practice are integrated throughout the course. In addition, the course’s content is adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery of the concepts on a personalized learning path.
Focused on decision-making and the role of accounting in the decision-making process, this course’s topics are applicable not only to business but to any situation that utilizes financial information
You will learn:
- Uses and limitations of accounting information
- Types of business entities, internal controls, regulatory bodies, and more
- The accounting cycle from transaction entry to preparation of financial statements
- How to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Assumptions (GAAP) within accounting’s overall framework
- Interpretation and analysis of financial statements using ratio analysis
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As with all of ASU’s EA courses, the cost is $25 to sign up and students optionally pay $400 at the end if they like the grade and want to add it to their ASU transcript. If not, no record of the course is recorded. Students may retake the courses as many times as needed to get the grade they want. Bonus: no red tape, no need to send transcripts, no hoops to jump through, and no placement tests. Just sign up for a login on their site and pay $25 per course to start! This is a one-of-a-kind program from a well known, regionally accredited (the gold standard), 4 year, tier 1 research University.
One more thing!
If you enroll in one of ASU’s EA courses, be sure to join our ASU Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook group! You’ll learn how to get the most out of the program with us!
Many of our Homeschooling for College Credit parents have jumped into the Arizona State University Earned Admission program this year. Well, we have feedback and we’re ready to share! Want to know what other parents think of this program?Continue reading “HS4CC Parents Share ASU Course Reviews”
Need to take the TSI, Accuplacer, Compass, or another placement exam? You might be able to have it waived by completing a course instead.Continue reading “Using ASU Courses instead of Accuplacer”
Arizona State University’s Earned Admissions program offers a unique low-risk high-reward opportunity for students to take college level courses at a reasonable price. The cost is $25 to sign up for each course, and $400 paid at the END of the course, but only if you like the grade! If you don’t pay, there is NO record of the course – and students can retake courses as many times as necessary to pass. We know of no other source of regionally accredited (the gold standard) credit offering this amazing option. Their hassle free registration requires no transcripts, and no placement tests, too!
How to Sign Up
- ASURITE Account
- NEW Students who are still in high school (or lower), who do NOT have an ASURITE ID should go to ea.asu.edu/partners/hs4cc and sign up for an ASURITE ID. Adults can use the ea.asu.edu main portal to sign up. This step can take 2-3 days.
(Step added 10/2/20) Once you receive your ASURITE ID and can login, you’ll need to fill out the FERPA agreement to allow parents or guardians to speak with ASU staff about the student’s account. Please login to myASU (far top right corner) and add the Parent/Guardian to the account by clicking on the “Add a Guest” and fill out the information. This is probably the ONLY time you’ll log into the myASU portal. The rest of the time you’ll use the Login link on the EA page (black bar). Obviously, adult students would skip this step.
3. Register for a course
- Make sure you are in the EA portal ea.asu.edu (adults) or hs4cc.ea.asu.edu (high school students) and NOT in the myASU portal – the course are different from the main portal and charged at full ASU tuition! Log out if you need to or just put ea.asu.edu into your URL window. Use the BLACK Login button about 1/3 of the way down to login. DO NOT USE the tiny menu in the far upper right – that’s what takes you to the ASU Main (non-Universal Learner “myASU portal”).
- When you log in to your ASU account using the Login button on the black bar in the ea.asu.edu (adults) or hs4cc.ea.asu.edu (HS4CC) portal, you will be presented with the Dashboard.
- Click the “Add Courses” link either on the black bar at the top, or from the blue bar titled “My Current Courses”
- Scroll through the list of courses and select the Add Course button.
- Notice that some courses have both a self-paced option and an Instructor Paced option. Be sure to select the correct course.
4. Upgrade the Course
- Click on Upgrade Course to upgrade the class for potential college credit. The normal fee for this is $25. A photo ID is required in this step, as well as a camera on your computer or device you are using.
- All ASU courses require a photo ID to upgrade for credit. That can be a government issued ID, a school ID, Military or DoD or dependent ID, passport/passport ID, notarized College Board form with photo (used for AP/CLEP testing by underaged kids), and some have successfully used homeschool or co-op ID’s. If using a homeschool ID, ideally it would have their name, DOB, and Photo – must have a photo. If you have concerns, please email email@example.com or call them! You will use this ID when you upgrade the course for credit at the beginning of the course, and again for any proctored exams (some have proctored finals).
Q: How long should it take to get an ASURITE ID?
A: It usually takes up to 2-3 days to get an ID and get into the system
Q: I have a problem and I’d like to call ASU… who can I call?
or firstname.lastname@example.org (their main email for the program)
We recommend NOT calling the main phone line for ASU. Not everyone manning the main campus phone lines understand the EA program.
Q: Do I sign up for the courses in the portal or do they sign us up?
A: You sign up for courses yourself. Login and select courses using the Add Courses on the Dashboard.
Q: Do I need a photo ID?
A: Yes, all ASU courses require a photo ID. That can be a government issued ID, a school ID, Military or DoD or dependent ID, passport/passport ID, notarized College Board form with photo (used for AP/CLEP testing by underaged kids), and some have successfully used homeschool or co-op ID’s. If using a homeschool ID, ideally it would have their name, DOB, and Photo – must have a photo. If concerned, you could potentially combine one of these with a SS card or birth certificate. If you have concerns, please email or call them! You will use this ID when you upgrade the course for credit at the beginning of the course, and again for any proctored exams (some have proctored finals).
Q: Do these courses transfer to other colleges and are they accredited?
A: Yes, they are accredited. ASU is a well known and well respected 4-year college.
As with EVERY class or exam, we always recommend you check with the colleges of interest to see how they transfer. I’ve personally verified classes like ENG101/102, College Algebra, etc transfer into our local (Texas) colleges exactly as they’d sound. You’d ask for the contact info for the Transcript or Transfer specialist (or some similar job title), to find out if they transfer. Some colleges may have a transfer pathway already setup as well.
If you’re interested in transferring FROM your current program TO ASU for a 4 year degree, they have a Transfer Pathway page to help students plan their degree efficiently.
Q: I tried to login but I get an error saying my ID doesn’t exist
A: Be sure you are using the “Log in” link on the black bar on the ea.asu.edu or hs4cc.ea.asu.edu pages, rather than the “sign in” link in the top far right corner. This is a known issue that has nothing to do with the portal change or the beta program. We tested it with adult ASURITE ID’s that had not changed portals and weren’t in the beta program and the same thing happened to them. It predates this change. Use the correct login link and you should land at the Dashboard as you normally would.
If you have a brand new ASURITE ID, it sometimes takes another 24hrs to log in once you receive it. If you still can’t login 24hrs after receipt of the ID, I would contact them. email@example.com
Why we Love the ASU EA and HS Programs
- ASU’s Earned Admissions (EA) and High School (HS) programs provide low-cost, high-reward courses at a reasonable price of $400/course, paid at the end if you like the grade. Plus a $25 ID Fee normally paid upfront, but they’re waived for the Beta program for those who tell them they are with HS4CC.
- There are no other fees.
- Books, as always, are included free online.
- Labs are either virtual or use common materials found at home.
- As with all Earned Admissions courses, you only pay at the end if you like the grade and would like it on a transcript.
- No placement test like TSI / ACCUPLACER, just sign up for a course and take it
- No paperwork to turn in, or transcripts to send. Signing up for an ASURITE ID with the college is quick and easy. Once you have an ID, you can log in and sign up for classes. (this is often a 2-3 day process)
- Open to any age – no restrictions. If the child can handle the work, they can take the course.
- Course Prerequisites are a suggestion, not a restriction. If the student is able to do the higher-level work, he or she can take the course.
- I love the self-paced courses, in particular, because they enable us to weave an extra course or two into my kids’ community college schedule without impacting the grades. We can adjust and spend more or less time on the self-paced classes, based on the demands of the less flexible community college courses. We can also squeeze an extra college class into a semester or between semesters without jeopardizing grades in any of the courses.
- See ASU list of courses here
One more thing!
Be sure to join our ASU Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook group! You’ll learn how to get the most out of the program with us!
For students who have finished high school Algebra II, it’s time to transition off of the high school math path and onto the college credit maths. ASU’s College Algebra is the first of 4 math options available as self-paced or with a professor.Continue reading “Online Maths at Arizona State University”
For students on grade level in Language Arts, 11th and 12th grade is a great time to consider trying an online English Composition course. English Composition is a course that a lot of students need as a prerequisite for other college courses, but is a bit scary to try as a high schooler because of the intensity. ASU’s courses don’t bring the same risks you’ll have using your local community college.Continue reading “Online English at Arizona State University”