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Prepare for online learning

Getting a degree is a big step – you want to be as prepared as you can be. Strayer Start can help you get there. Begin college-level coursework through our affiliate, Sophia Learning, and access many Strayer resources before you enroll.

Available courses

Earn up to nine no-cost Strayer quarter credit hours toward an undergraduate degree at Strayer through Sophia Learning.* Choose from one of two Sophia course bundles below.

*Assumes transfer of courses from Strayer affiliate, Sophia Learning, to Strayer University. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

Communication at Work + Introduction to Sociology

Learn the methods of workplace communication. Then survey sociology principles and theories. Study cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, education and more.

Communication at Work + Introduction to Psychology

Learn the methods of workplace communication. Then explore psychology principles and scientific methods. Study learning and memory, child and lifespan development, personality and more.

Additional resources

Going back to school is more than just taking courses. It’s also about planning to pay for your degree and exploring your career options. Strayer Start can help. Let’s draw up a roadmap so you can prep for success.


Focus on career plans now

Career planning begins with defining your goals early. Take advantage of our resources so you can move toward a better tomorrow.

Be career confident

  • Start career planning early
  • Identify your career goals
  • Explore available resources
Find career help

Take charge of tuition planning

You don’t need a degree in finance to navigate the world of college tuition. Let’s demystify college financing and start developing your financial plan.

Be smart about tuition

  • How do I estimate the cost of my degree?
  • How can I reduce total tuition?
  • How can I pay for college?
Get funding facts

Kick-start your application

We’re here to help you get ahead on the Strayer application process. Know what you need to do and complete the admissions process early so you can focus on what really matters.

Apply to become a Strayer student

  • Review requirements and apply online
  • Access the admissions portal
  • Speak with an academic advisor
Prepare to apply