Free Online Courses
Yep, take as many as you’d like. Zero tuition. You could potentially complete up to your freshman year of college tuition-free when you enroll at a university.
Tons Of Courses To Choose From
Learn to code, skills to be a chef, or how to run marketing for a Fortune 500 company. No prior experience required. Our free courses not only teach you valuable skills and prepare you for learning at your college, you could be that much closer to getting your degree and the career you want. The courses provide up to 44 units of semester credit that could be applied to your bachelor’s when you enroll at a university.
Astronomy- Introduction to CosmologyDr. Nico Cappelluti
In this course you will explore the night sky, the worlds in our solar system, stars, galaxies, black holes and the evolution of our Universe.
Biology- Organisms and EcosystemsDr. Rhonda Williams
Learn about all of the organisms and ecosystems on the Earth, including patterns of diversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
Business- Introduction to Accounting & FinanceElisabeth O'Quinn, IMBA
In this course, we're going to be analyzing real companies like Walmart, Starbucks, Amazon and Facebook, and many others to learn the fundamentals of accounting, bookkeeping, and finance.
Business- Introduction to Marketing & StrategyProfessor Elisabeth O'Quinn, IMBA
Analyze real companies like Apple, Microsoft, eBay, Nike, and many others! Learn best practices for marketing and strategy, branding, pricing, communications, product positioning, & sales growth.
Computer Science – Introduction to ProgrammingProfessor Deep Shah, M.Sc.
In the first lesson you’ll be building software that solves real world problems using Python- used extensively by internet companies like Google. Perfect for a career in programming.
Cooking- Introduction to Culinary SkillsKari Rich
Gain an expert chef's insight into tips, tricks, and secrets that will cover the lastest techniques, ingredients, tools, flavors and skills in cooking.
Starting Towards Your Degree is Now Possible
We were built specifically for busy adults just like you. Our online courses help prepare you for college learning, and could receive credits toward your degree at universities across the country. 100% online, on your schedule 24/7, and on interesting topics that apply to emerging careers. So with no prior experience, we can help you identify viable online schools, be prepared, and potentially save considerable time and money on your degree. Our mission is to make college more affordable and accessible for everyone.
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Criminal Justice- Cybersecurity & CybercrimeHeather Devincent Cook, J.D.
Learn all about cybercrime, the vulnerability of the internet, the different types of criminal threats, cyber fraud, theft and organized crime. Perfect for future law enforcement.
Economics- Introduction to MicroeconomicsDr. Nick Huntington-Klein
In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of microeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to Business majors or MBA students.
Education- Language & Literacy in EducationLucie Wisco, M.Ed., M.A.
Learn ways to support literacy and oral language development for elementary and secondary school students with linguistic principles.
Environmental Science- Climate Change & the CyrosphereProfessor Dr. Rhonda Williams
This course explores the science behind climate change. Changes of snow and ice in the environment and how it impacts ecosystems, climate, & the human population.
Healthcare- Introduction to Public HealthDr. James Geiselman
This Public Health course is designed for future doctors, nurses, and other business professionals in the growing healthcare space.
History- Turning Points in Modern HistorySarah Taylor, M.A.
Take a journey to discover the 24 of the most exciting and pivotal moments in history showcasing major movements, events, discoveries, and ideas that shaped the modern world.
Nutrition & Health- Body Sculpting With Diet & ExerciseDr. James Geiselman
What we eat matters. This course covers all aspects of nutrition, different diets, exercise for muscle mass and body composition, and dietary supplements.
Psychology- Introduction to PsychologyDr. John Agnew
Learn about human development, memory, language, emotional and social behavior, psychopathology, and neuroscience.
Robotics- Introduction to RoboticsDr. Matias Soto
Analyze today's leading companies and technologies from self-driving cars, the Mars Rover, and delivery robots, and a complete overview of the Robotics field from how they work, current uses today, and its future developments.
What Happens When I Complete the Courses?
The more courses you complete, the more units you can potentially receive. Whether you want to take just one course or multiple courses, there are a multitude of options to potentially obtain free college credit nationwide and prepare yourself for learning at the college-level. Get started by creating your free account and figuring out which university could be right for you. Once you pass a course, you’ll then be able to produce a certified transcript. Our courses are accepted directly at participating universities, and are recommended for credit at over 1400 universities nationwide.
When You Successfully Complete Courses At OnlineDegree.Com, You Could Receive Units Towards Your Degree At Universities Around The Country
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Jobs are becoming more and more competitive. Technology is changing our world rapidly, and jobs will be required to keep up with that change. Going back to school for a Bachelors or Masters degree can help improve your chances to get your dream career. At OnlineDegree.com, taking our courses could get you closer, and prepare you to be successful when you enroll at college.
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Our goal is to remove all of the impediments that hinder people from getting the education they need. We provide support the entire way to help you find the right school, save as much money as possible (whether through discounts, our free courses, and other ways to save) and be prepared when you arrive at your college. Ready to be successful, and potentially saving considerable time and money getting there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is OnlineDegree.com Really Free?
Yep! It’s 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.
Are There Any 3rd-Party Fees?
It’s completely free to take all of the courses, the textbooks, and generate a transcript. However, when you take a final exam, a 3rd-party online proctoring service, RPNow, needs to monitor you to make sure there’s no cheating. It’s standard practice for all online testing at the college-level. We’ve negotiated the fee on your behalf, and they will only charge you a small fee of $9. OnlineDegree.com though doesnt charge you anything for taking as many courses as you’d like…no fees or tuition, ever, period.
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 Prerequisities or Things I Need To Learn Before Enrolling?
No! All of our college-level courses are introductory and meant for beginners without backgrounds in the particular subjects. You don’t need to prepare, or take anything before. As long as you have your GED/High School Diploma, you can just register, choose the courses you want, and begin learning.
Are There Schedules or Set Class Times for OnlineDegree.com Courses?
Nope! No class schedules, and no fixed times. Our courses are available anytime, and completely self-paced. We understand how busy adults are, and we’ve created our system to accomodate anyone’s schedule. Our system always keeps track of your progress…grab a sandwich, go see a movie, etc. When you come back online, you’ll pick up right where you left off.
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.
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.
If I’ve Taken Some Units At Community College, Can I Still Enroll?
Of course! Our courses at OnlineDegree.com are free and available to everyone. Courses completed from a community college could possibly be combined with the courses you complete at OnlineDegree.com to maximize the amount of credit you receive at your eventual university. You should check with your desired university beforehand though to understand what’s possible to obtain eventual credit and any guidelines they have (e.g. how many units can be awarded, if they’ll award credit for the completed courses you desire to take, does that change based on your major, etc.) You can also see our Full Transfer Guide for more details.
Sounds Too Good To Be True, How Can OnlineDegree.com 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 is a huge barrier for many people, and often prevents someone from taking that first step towards a degree. We’ve worked tirelessly to keep all of our courses and accompanying books 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% tuition-free to our students. Period.
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.
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.
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!
What if I’m Currently in High School and Haven’t Finished My Diploma/GED?
OnlineDegree.com is only available to adults age 18 and over who’ve completed their high school diploma or GED equivalent. Our courses are designed to be college-level, and universities will require you to have completed your diploma or GED equivalent before you can enroll to their schools. It’s fantastic that you’re thinking about college, and we’ll be here when you’re finished with high school.
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.