How It Works

Through Universal Learner Courses (ULCs), you can gain college experience, earn credit for a fraction of the cost and pay only if you pass the course.

With Universal Learner Courses, you can:

Receive college credit from ASU. Courses offer the same, rigorous, engaging curriculum designed by leading faculty at Arizona State University - and credit is widely transferable.
Start today. There is no application required. A simple online sign-up is all that is needed for you to make progress toward your degree.
Save money. Pay a $25 enrollment fee per course and an additional $400 if you pass the course and decide to transcript for credit at ASU.
Avoid risk. If you pass the course and are pleased with your grade, you can choose to make the course official on your ASU transcript. You don’t have to transcript the course or pay unless you want to.

Ready to go? Follow the steps below to register for ULCs.


Begin the process

Create your account here.


Receive access

Check your email

You’ll receive an email within 1-2 business days of registering with your ASURITE ID, which you’ll use to log in to your dashboard.


Enroll in your courses

Pay to complete enrollment

Use your ASURITE ID to log in to the learner dashboard. Enroll in your courses by paying the $25 course enrollment fee.

If this is your first time registering for Universal Learner Courses, you’ll be prompted to verify your identity by providing a photo of yourself and a government-issued ID.

If you’re a minor (under the age of 18), you may provide a birth certificate and photo to begin the course, but a government-issued ID will be required in order to take a proctored exam and complete the course.

For more information on which courses to select, review our Course Catalog.


Start your course

Log in. Launch the course. Learn something new.

Complete your coursework by submitting all requested assignments by the due dates listed in the course schedule.

At the end of some courses, you’ll need to take an online proctored exam. You must take this exam during the time that it is open. For more information, read the following resources on exams:

Technical requirements

Exam rules


Receive credit

Pay and add to your transcript

Congratulations…you’ve completed your course! If you’re happy with your grade, pay the $400 course fee within one year and receive academic credit, which will appear on your myASU page and your official ASU transcript.

Some things to consider before adding a course to your transcript:

  • You don’t have to add the courses to your transcript, so think carefully before transcripting a “C” grade, as it could affect your overall GPA as you apply to college. With Universal Learner Courses, you can decide the next step.
  • You won’t be able to retake ULCs once you’ve transcripted, so be sure you’re happy with your grade before paying.
  • If you want to take the course for a better grade, you can! Just sign up again for the course. Just remember - you can only transcript the course grade once.


Apply to ASU

Or transfer your credits to another university

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree at ASU, submit your application. Each course you converted for credit will appear on your transcript so you can begin your studies with a portion of your undergraduate degree already completed.

Not interested in attending ASU? No problem. You’ll have a transcript you can provide to any university that accepts ASU credits. This can be done from your myASU homepage under the My Classes section.