ASU Universal Learner Courses

Earn college credit and make progress toward an undergraduate degree.

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What are Universal Learner Courses?

Universal Learner Courses are a selection of first-year college courses offered online at ASU and open to everyone. Through Universal Learner Courses, you can test the college waters, earn college credit for a fraction of the cost and pay only if you pass.

Benefits of Universal Learner Courses

Pay when you pass

Pay when you pass

Pay for a course only if you successfully pass with a 'C' or higher. Total course cost is $425

Earn college credit

Earn college credit

Courses are taught by ASU faculty. Use credit at ASU or at another university.

Begin today

Begin today

Start making progress toward your degree immediately.

how it works

How it works

Learn about Universal Learner Courses

  1. Get set up

    Register online and log in to the student portal.
  2. Sign up for courses

    Select courses. Verify your identity. Pay $25 per course to start.
  3. Take course

    Do assignments. Take exams. Get a grade.
  4. Get credit

    Like your grade? Pay $400 to add it to your transcript for college credit.
Congratulations!
You've earned college credit!

Who can take Universal Learner Courses?

Select the category that best describes you.

Earned Admission learners

Earned Admission learners

High school learners

High school learners

Transfer students, gap year learners and more

Transfer students, gap year learners and more

Nigel Sanchez, Universal Learner Courses learner