ASU Universal Pathways

Earn college credit

What is Universal Pathways?

Universal Pathways allows anyone to earn college credit online in an affordable, low-risk way through Universal Learner Courses (ULCs). The following programs let you take first and second year ASU courses for college credit. Only pay to add them to your transcript if you're satisfied with your grade.

Who can take Universal Learner Courses?

Universal Learner Courses are specifically designed for those who haven't yet enrolled at ASU but are interested in taking ASU courses and earning college credits. Select the category below that best describes you.

ASU ULCs

ASU ULCs

Take first and second year ASU courses at your own pace, with no risk to your GPA.

ASU Earned Admission

ASU Earned Admission

Transfer students and working adults can earn admission into ASU at their own pace.

Accelerate ASU

Accelerate ASU

High schools and nonprofits can offer ULCs to improve college readiness and increase test scores.

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, are satisfied with your grade, and decide to transcript the course. Total course cost is $425.

Earn college credit

Earn college credit

Courses are taught by ASU faculty. Use credit at ASU or thousands of other colleges and universities across the country.

Begin today

Begin today

Start making progress toward your degree now! With new terms starting regularly and many courses available at any time in a self paced format, you can start when you are ready.

how it works

How it works

Learn about ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Get set up

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

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

    Start learning! Take exams. Earn your grade.
  4. Get credit

    Like your grade? Pay $400 to add it to your transcript for college credit. Don't like your grade? Try again until you do.
Congratulations!
You've earned college credit!
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Nigel Sanchez, Universal Learner Courses learner