Gateway Education (ACE)

Gateway Education website

Gateway Education is a tech company that offers self-paced online courses worth college credit. Gateway uses a subscription-model paired with a per-course fee.

$95 per month and $55 per course

Courses are self-contained and all-inclusive, so the student doesn’t need to purchase any extra books or supplies.

Cost Strategy

Companies that use the subscription model can get expensive when it takes a student “too long” to finish a course. For that reason, a good strategy for keeping costs low is to approach each course one at a time. This allows you to focus exclusively on one course. Under this model, it is usually possible to complete 1-2 courses in a month.

At a pace of 2 courses per month, your costs would be:

  • $99 monthly subscription
  • $55 course 1 (3 college credits)
  • $55 course 2 (3 college credits)

$209 for 6 college credits / $35 per credit

College Credit Course List

(note that they also offer courses NOT worth college credit)

  • American Government
  • American Literature
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab
  • Beer & Wine in Western Culture
  • Biology
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Public Speakig
  • Health & Human Development
  • History of the United States 1
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Life and Teachings of Apostle Paul
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Management
  • Statistics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Technical Writing
  • Western Civilization 1

How it works

Once you pass the course with 70% or better, add the course to your Credly dashboard. It is now ready to send for college credit.

If you have taken a course through Gateway, I’d love to get your feedback!