A month or two ago, a friend told us of an online education company that was offering free college courses due to the quarantine. It was their way of helping. It seemed too good to be true, so I had our daughter, who is enrolled in a four-year university, to take a course and see if the credits transfer. They did! She saved $1,200 by not taking the course at her school! She’s enrolled in three more free courses now.
The courses include basics such as History 101 and 102, Statistics, Intro to Psychology, Art History, English Composition, Speech, and more.
free courses for college credit through july 31st
Sofia offers college-level courses and corporate courses. Usually, they cost money (and some still do). Due to the quarantine, and students being out of school and online, Sofia wanted to offer free access to their “ACE-recommended courses for college credit.” The free offer is good until July 31, 2020.
transfer the free course credits to your university
Our daughter did not have to pay to transfer the credits, as her university retrieved them for free. See if yours will do the same; if not, there is a small fee for transcripts (about $10). That is the only fee you’ll run into – no textbooks needed!
how to access the free college courses
Remember, the courses are only free through July 31, 2020. It is Sofia’s way of helping out during the worldwide pandemic and quarantine.
For a list of colleges that automatically transfer credits from Sofia, and to see a list of universities that have been successfully sent transcripts, visit this page.
I posted before trying out Sofia – you can see the original post here.