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Take online courses for college credit

Choose from 600+ credit-bearing, instructor-led online college classes designed to help you pursue your goals, complete a degree or gain new skills with our 5- to-6-week courses.

Take online courses for college credit

Choose from over 600 credit-bearing, instructor-led online college classes to fast forward your future. Meet admission requirements, complete a degree, or gain new skills with our 5-to-6-week courses.

Your enrollment is easier than ever

Follow a few easy steps to enroll in the course of your choice. For questions, speak to an enrollment representative.

Your enrollment is easier than ever

Follow a few easy steps to get enrolled in the course of your choice. For questions, speak to an enrollment representative.


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Individual courses

Explore online college courses that can help you pursue your educational goals.

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Courses for teachers

Preparing for licensure renewal or recertification? Looking for professional growth opportunities? You’ve got options.

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General education courses

Meet prerequisite, admission and graduation requirements with a large selection of gen-ed courses.

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Get your course transcript

Before you enroll, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept your transfer credits and understand any requirements or limitations. When you complete your course, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or a specific school.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question, contact us at 1-866-354-1800.

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Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We've been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 28+ years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover your course.

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks — not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- to 6-week course. [1]

[1] This is the average length of a single course. University of Phoenix offers single courses of varying lengths and credits earned. Check out our FAQs for more information.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Questions other students are asking

Yes. At University of Phoenix, experience the flexibility of individual courses. You can enroll in one course at a time, without the commitment of a degree or certificate program.

It generally depends on how many credits you can earn from the course. Most of our single courses are 3 credits and 5 to 6 weeks long. We also have five 1-credit courses that are approximately 2 weeks long and 10 4-credit courses that are 7 weeks long.

When it comes to covering the cost of individual college courses, grants, scholarships and financial aid may not always be an option. Generally, these forms of assistance are intended for degree programs. To get a clearer understanding of your options and explore alternative methods of support, connect with one of our enrollment representatives.

To enroll in an individual course, please follow the process outlined above. We accept credit card payments to secure your spot. Additionally, you may be able to apply military or employer benefits to contribute towards the cost of individual courses.

Yes, we offer a number of professional development courses. These courses are designed specifically for individuals with busy schedules and can be completed in approximately 30 hours. With our non-credit, self-paced and self-directed structure, you have the flexibility to learn at your own convenience, where and when you choose. Discover more about our professional development courses.

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