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Courses offering alternative forms of earning credit

You may be able to earn your degree faster by supplementing your Strayer University courses with online courses from Sophia or StraighterLine. Some courses offered by these online educators have been judged by Strayer to satisfy the requirements of equivalent Strayer courses, allowing you to earn credits for those classes. See which Strayer classes will award credits toward your degree here. This offers you the opportunity to earn your credits faster, and to save on tuition as well. You must pass Sophia and StraighterLine classes with a score of 70% or greater to earn equivalent Strayer credits. All online learning firms have followed Strayer’s lead by offering strong personal support for their courses created to be taken online at any time. We strongly urge you to contact your Strayer personal Student Services Coach if considering this option.


As a Strayer student, your tuition includes online courses from our affiliate, Sophia Learning. These let you take self-paced courses with no textbook for college credit at Strayer. With over 30 general education courses to choose from, you can learn anytime, anywhere — on your phone, your tablet or your computer. Courses are available in subjects including business, communications, the humanities, technology, and the natural and social sciences.

Additional benefits

  • General education courses with no hidden fees
  • Savings in time and cost of your bachelor's degree
  • Personalized start dates
  • Learning coach support


StraighterLine, while also online, self-paced, and with adviser support available, is built on a slightly different payment model. StraighterLine courses start at $59 with a $99 monthly membership fee.

The fee includes eTextbook for with your course purchase and up to 10 hours of tutoring in any subject; some students can complete a course in as little as a week.

Find out more information on StraighterLine courses here. StraighterLine is offering students two free lessons from their most popular online college courses before you sign up for a membership. Please note that although ACE transcripts from StraighterLine are recorded only as Pass/Fail, even though you must earn a 70% for Strayer credit, talk to your personal Student Services Coach.

Earn alternative credit

The list below shows which courses Strayer University will award credits toward your degree upon completion of equivalent Sophia and Straighterline online courses with a score of 70% or better.