The high cost of college is no secret. Shmoop wanted to create a way for people to earn credits without breaking the bank. At only $87.68 per month, College Plus is a very wise investment.
Choose the ACE CREDIT®-recommended courses you want to take.
Yes, we said courses plural. Our courses are self-paced, packed with pop-culture references, and totally snore-proof. Once you take one, you'll want to take them all.
Check with your school about their transfer credit policy.
This one's a biggie. Shmoop offers optional online proctoring, so you'll want to ask your chosen school what their policy is so that you know if you'll need to take advantage of that extra-secure option. (More on proctoring below.)
Take the course on Shmoop and ace those exams along the way.
And by "ace," we mean "earn a 70% or higher overall grade in the course." That's the minimum score you need to earn for a course to be eligible for transfer credit. Straight A's are also totally acceptable.
Transfer your newly-earned college credit to your accredited college or university.*
In just a few clicks, you can turn that Shmoop course into real-life transfer credit at one of 2,000+ schools that consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations.
Over 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations.
In case all the schools that accept ACE CREDIT® weren't already enough for you to consider, Shmoop has also partnered with the schools below. Transferring credit from Shmoop to each school below will be a breeze—that way you can put all your energy into studying.
|Introduction to Biology||Introduction to Chemistry||Introduction to Physics|
Yeppers. Our ACE CREDIT® recommended courses are considered for college credit at over 2,000 colleges and universities. This isn't just a print-it-for-your-fridge kind of certificate. It's the real deal.
Depends. You'll work at your own pace, so if you decide to pull a few all-nighters, you can finish a course in a week or two. (College courses meet for 2-4 hours/week for 12 weeks, and our courses take about the same amount of time to complete.)
Read as much of the material as necessary, take every unit exam and the final exam, and earn a 70% or higher overall grade. Yep, that's that.
Yes. But just once. This may be the land of the free, but we're not handing out college credit to anyone with a computer. You'll get one chance to retake each unit test and final exam, and then...that's it.
Compared to our competitors, basically nothing. You're looking at $87.68/month (plus a proctoring fee of $23 for each final exam you decide to take with proctoring). So even if you used Shmoop's courses for an entire year, it would cost you just over a thousand bucks. We're not even gonna do the math to compare that to what it would cost for a year of college.
In order to be eligible for transfer credit, you'll need to earn a 70% or higher overall grade in the ACE CREDIT® recommended course by taking a series of unit tests and a final exam that test your subject knowledge. The Final Exam has the option to be administered by a third-party proctor (thanks, ProctorU) who ensures the identity of the test-taker and the integrity of the test-taking environment.
Proctoring is optional for our ACE CREDIT® recommended course Final Exams. Please check with the college or university where you hope to transfer your credits to see if they require proctoring. If they do...well, use it. You'll have the choice to choose proctored or non-proctored when you get to the Final Exam in each course. During the proctored test, the proctor will have access to your webcam and microphone. Each proctored session costs $23.
For a complete list of proctoring requirements and to schedule an exam, click here.