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Self-paced alternative course providers

Earn the general education credits you need faster and for less. Finish your general education courses with our learning partners and transfer eligible credits to University of Phoenix.



1-3 months

*Based on the 25th and 75th percentile of eligible self-paced college credits awarded to undergraduate University of Phoenix students in 2021.

How to use self-paced alternative course providers


Collect a list of schools where you completed courses.


Submit your online application.


Complete your transcript request form with your application.

Benefits of self-paced alternative course providers

We have pre-evaluated courses from a number of online partners. If you have completed eligible courses with any of our following partners, we can transfer college credit for prior learning to us.

  • Self-paced courses you finish on your schedule
  • Save time and money to graduate faster



Not seeing your online course provider here? Check out our FAQs to learn more about ACE credits.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Self-paced alternative course options include typical perequisite courses needed to fulfill a program requirement. You can take these courses at your pace through our learning providers to save your time and money.

If you complete the courses through our learning providers, the credits are 100% guaranteed to transfer to University of Phoenix. Make sure that the specific courses that you wish to transfer apply to your degree.

Yes, all self-paced alternative courses are equivalent to college level general education courses taken at 4-year universities or community colleges.

The general education options are self-paced which means you can complete the courses on your own schedule, which is helpful for completing your education while balancing work and life.

ACE credit is the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service. And is the national leader in the evaluation process.  ACE credit recommendations are used by students to obtain college credit or advanced college placement for formal courses or exams taken outside the traditional classroom, including the military. Many opportunities at University of Phoenix including self-paced courses are recommended for credit by ACE. Learn more about ACE credit.


NCCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service) evaluates training and education programs offered outside of the traditional college classroom setting and translating them into college credit equivalencies. University of Phoenix recognizes credit recommendations from NCCRS. Learn more about NCCRS.