The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) is a third party credit evaluator that evaluates learning that occurs outside of a college. Only when a provider has a partnership with a college should this college credit be considered transferable. Unlike ACE/Credly, NCCRS college credit is held directly with the provider. HS4CC List of NCCRS Partners

Currently, these classes are FREE but open to those age 18+ only

Online Degree courses are completely free. If you would like to attempt college credit, you must first complete the course (you can’t skip any sections) can then you’ll have the option of paying $9 for online proctoring via webcam.

This company launched in 2018 and I’ve asked many times about opening the courses to those under age 18 (Technically you could *take* the course, but it wouldn’t be worth college credit) but so far they remained closed to minors. Many of their courses are based on the course content from The Great Courses.   

The format:  create a free online account (each person must have an account).  You’ll add free courses to your account, and begin when ready.  When you launch your course, you’ll be prompted to watch the main lecture (about 30 minutes) and then a few shorter activities or videos (usually less than 20 minutes). Upon completion of that unit’s activities, you’ll take the unit quiz, which closes out the unit.  You must complete every unit before accessing the final exam.

Jennifer’s comments:  If you have a student who does better with small chunks of learning instead of trying to study for one large exam (CLEP, AP, etc.) then you should consider this format.  Since the quizzes are based on the lectures of each unit, my teens have had no trouble at all scoring well on the quizzes.  It’s worth noting that while there isn’t a lockdown browser to prevent you from googling answers during a quiz, I have found that the answers aren’t really searchable in a traditional sense, they are tightly linked to the videos.  An example question may be something like this “which car company was used as an example of targeted marketing?”  

Check the transfer chart to see if these courses transfer into your college

Current Catalog

Courses NameRecommended College Credit
Environmental Science- Climate Change & the Cyrosphere — (EV103)3
Economics- Introduction to Microeconomics — (EC101)3
Criminal Justice- Cybersecurity & Cybercrime — (CJ103)3
Nutrition & Health- Body Sculpting With Diet & Exercise — (NU102)3
History- Turning Points in Modern History — (HS103)3
Psychology- Introduction to Psychology — (PS101)**NO CREDIT**
Healthcare- Introduction to Public Health — (HC101)**NO CREDIT**
Education- Language & Literacy in Education — (ED102)**NO CREDIT**
Astronomy- Introduction to Cosmology — (AS101)3
Robotics- Introduction to Robotics — (RB101)3
Computer Science – Introduction to Programming — (CS101)3
Business- Introduction to Marketing & Strategy — (BS101)3
Biology- Organisms and Ecosystems — (BG101)3
Cooking- Introduction to Culinary Skills — (CK101)**NO CREDIT**
Business- Introduction to Accounting & Finance — (BS102)3

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