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The number of students enrolling in universities and colleges this year is 1.7% lower than it was last year, and only 66% of high school graduates immediately enroll in college.

There are many reasons why one may decide not to attend college; it can stem from not being eligible to get into a well recognized institution to not being able to afford the costs, despite availability of financial aid programs.

But, what if you could take your freshman year online from one of the top universities in America, only paying a fraction of the cost of traditional on campus freshman courses, regardless of your eligibility?

EdX has partnered with Arizona State University to create the Global Freshman Academy, a first of its kind, online learning program that serves as a unique way to start your undergraduate education. The GFA offers credit eligible courses that are cost effective.

To receive credit, you simply enroll in the appropriate credit eligible courses, select the verified track (only $49) to ensure your credit eligibility, and when the course is over and you have passed with a C or better, you will be able to purchase credit for $600 per course.  Your transcript will be from ASU.

You can use these credits either at ASU or anywhere else ASU credits are accepted.

All this, for half the costs and no barriers whatsoever.

Interested? Check out these upcoming Global Freshman Academy courses and enroll now in these credit eligible courses.  

English Composition – ASUx – March 14, 2016 

Language, and the ability to communicate effectively, are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly. This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes.


College Algebra and Problem Solving – ASUx – April 18, 2016

In this college level Algebra course, you will learn to apply algebraic reasoning to solve problems effectively. You’ll develop skills in linear and quadratic functions, general polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. You will also study systems of linear equations.  This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement at Arizona State University.


Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy – ASUx – March 14, 2016

In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, we will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. We will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.  Additionally, learners will have the opportunity to virtually walk through fascinating sites like Lunar exploration Museum and ASU’s Moeur Building.  This course satisfies the science quantitative general studies requirement at Arizona State University.


Enroll in these credit eligible courses today and start your freshman year!


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