I Could Get My Freshman Year of College...for Free?

Yep. Take free courses at OnlineDegree.com, and you could receive credits toward your degree at universities across the U.S...potentially satisfying up to your freshman year of college. Achieve your dreams and save valuable time and money.

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We're Making Higher Education More Accessible & Affordable for Everyone

We want to help the millions of Americans seeking a college education who haven't been able to take the first step.

University and college education is still too expensive and unapproachable for the majority of people throughout the country. Normal distractions of work, bills, and home life, often prevent someone from getting started with education or being able to dedicate time and money to a traditional 4-year degree program.

We're going to change that.

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Learn about Criminal Justice, Psychology, Computer Programming and many more at OnlineDegree.com

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Receive Units Towards Your Degree

OnlineDegree.com has worked so participating Universities around the country will then consider the courses for credit, potentially finishing up to your entire freshman year of college. Free.

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We Make It Easy to Start Towards Your Degree

We are empowering millions of Americans to achieve their dreams of education. It's simple to get started, and you could obtain credits towards your degree while saving precious time and money.

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Anjie's Story

Anjie recently became a new mom, and is currently serving in the military. She is seeking a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, but is limited on time and doesn't want to assume a ton of student debt to get there. Anjie enrolled at OnlineDegree.com to take free courses at her own pace that could earn college credits toward her eventual degree.

“I love taking courses from anywhere in the world on my own schedule. No cost, and no pressure.”

Anjie is an actual OnlineDegree.com student compensated to share her story
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We're Making a Difference

OnlineDegree.com is taking a stand against crushing levels of student debt. We're trying to help everyone go to college, and save time and money in the process. We've created a simple and easy-to-use environment where anyone can take online courses at their own pace and within the confines of their existing busy schedule... Free. Completed courses could then receive credits at universities across the country. Explore our free courses to begin learning today.

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Providing Critical Access to Education

Our modern economy is changing at an accelerated pace, and workers need to keep up with that change. Never before in human history has the marketplace requirements been more demanding than they are today. Unfortunately, we as a society have not been able to adequately address the large re-educational burden that must take place for all Americans to remain competitive in today and tomorrow’s market. Our mission is to help everyone gain access to the education they need to bring about that needed change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it Really Free?

    Yep! It’s totally free to take as many courses as you want. Our goal is to make college more affordable and approachable for the millions of people that want to go to school. We’ve made sure it’s accessible to everyone regardless of their financial situation. Enroll in as many as you’d like.

  • Do I Have to Pay for Textbooks?

    Nope! At OnlineDegree.com we firmly believe in the Open Educational Resourse (OER) movement that strives to provide free collaborative and peer-reviewed textbooks to alleviate student costs. All of our reading material to accompany each course has purposely been chosen to be OER. It is thus free and there is no cost to the student in it’s digital format.

  • Is OnlineDegree.com a University?

    Nope! OnlineDegree.com doesn’t offer degrees like a university. We help people get started with their education by offering free college-level courses and potentially obtaining units towards their degree at a university. You can take courses on our site without the lengthy enrollment, applications or interviews that are required at universities.  It’s simple and takes less than 60 seconds to get started.  You’ll learn about a variety of cutting edge topics and courses, be better prepared to enroll at a university, and can potentially obtain units towards your degree (saving a ton of time and money!).

  • Are There Any 3rd-Party Fees?

    No, there are no mandatory 3rd-party fees to either take courses, purchase textbooks, or generate your transcript.  However, we do recommend that you pay a one-time fee of $40 with our partner Excelsior College to produce your official transcript when you’re finished taking courses. Through our partnership with them and the NCCRS, they will produce your formal transcript for the courses you complete at OnlineDegree.com through their official documents and letterhead.  This is optional, but well worth the money!

  • When I Complete Courses at OnlineDegree.com, Can They Transfer to Any University in the Country?

    No, our courses have earned a recommendation for credit from NCCRS (the National College Credit Recommendation Service) whose recommendations are considered by over 1400 accredited colleges and universities in the United States. You can see the full list of participating colleges from the NCCRS, but includes schools in the California State University system, SUNY, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and many many more…over 1400 in total. We’ve also organized direct relationships with universities around the country like Ashworth College or Southern New Hampshire University that will accept our courses for college credit making your transfer more simple and easy. This provides our students with many options around the country, and we’re working tirelessly to add more universities all the time.

  • Sounds Too Good To Be True, How Can This Be Free?

    We love hearing that 🙂 ! Our mission is to make college more affordable and accessible for the millions of adults who want a better life. Tuition or enrollment fees are a huge barrier for many people, and often prevent someone from taking that first step towards a degree. We’ve worked tirelessly to keep all of our courses and offerings free to students. That commitment has resulted in removing those common hurdles, and helping our students potentially save thousands of dollars towards their eventual degree. We are boldly exploring other means of keeping the lights on outside of the traditional tuition model, and OnlineDegree.com will always be 100% free to our students. Period.

  • Does OnlineDegree.com “grant credit”?

    Remember that OnlineDegree.com is not a university and does not and cannot “grant credit” – the option to grant credit always belongs to the college or university and will further depend on whether a course fits into your degree program. Our goal at OnlineDegree.com is to help you receive credit at a university by taking our free college-level courses. We want to save students time and money to get their degree. To do that, we work with a number of participating accredited universities who’ve agreed to recognize our courses directly, and our courses have also earned a recommendation for credit from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) who’s recommendations are considered by over 1400 universities and colleges nationwide in their network.

  • What If I’m Under 18 Years Old?

    It’s awesome that you’re already thinking about college, but unfortunately, OnlineDegree.com is only for adults age 18 and up who’ve completed high school or a GED equivalent. We’ll be here though when you’re old enough!

  • If I Just Complete One or Two Courses, Could I Still Obtain Credit?

    Yes! Each course has it’s own credit recommendation value. You don’t have to take all of them, just the ones you’d like.

  • Does This Guarantee Ill Be Accepted at an Eventual University?

    No, no one can guarantee your acceptance other than the actual university where you’re applying. They always have the final decision. Each university has different guidelines and requirements on how they admit students into their school. This can include GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities you’ve participated in, etc. At many universities, transfer students have higher rates of acceptance vs freshman enrolling out of high school. That means earning units at a community college or through OnlineDegree.com can potentially increase your odds of getting into the school you want. Ask the eventual university where you’re applying to find out what things they take into consideration.

  • What If I’m Not Interested in Potentially Receiving Credits?

    No problem! Our courses at OnlineDegree.com are free for everyone solely for educational and self-betterment purposes. If you’d like to take the course to just learn more about the respective subject or topic, that’s great! You can take as many as you’d like.

  • How Long Does it Take to Enroll?

    Less than a minute. No essays, no entrance exams, no interviews, and no tracking down high school transcripts from 20 years ago. Just register and start taking courses. It’s that easy.



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