College credit now available to edX learners through Charter Oak State College

Today, we are proud to offer edX learners another pathway to earn college credit.

Charter Oak State College, an online college offering bachelor’s and associate degree programs, will now award college credit for select edX courses.

This collaboration offers a cost-effective option for students to earn affordable college credit that can be applied to credentials, continuing ed credits or completion of a college degree.

EdX learners around the world will now be able to earn credit for their hard work and success in MOOCs, offering an opportunity to many learners who would otherwise never have access to high-quality education and credit.

The Charter Oak credit process focuses on learning before payment. Students enroll in an edX course, successfully complete and pass the course, and then decide to pay for Charter Oak credit if they choose. This pay-when-you-pass model also eliminates barriers to admission as learners can study and earn credit without applications, fees or transcript requests.

The first two edX courses that learners can take for Charter Oak credit are currently open for enrollment and begin in January. MITx Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python begins January 13, and UC BerkeleyX Engineering Software as a Service (SaaS) Part 2 begins January 11

Additional edX courses continue to be reviewed for credit, and will be included in the program in the coming weeks and months.

Read on for more information about the program and credit process.

Offering college credit for edX MOOCs has been a part of our vision from the very start, and we are pleased that several new credit initiatives are now coming to fruition. Earlier this year, we launched the Global Freshman Academy with Arizona State University, and MIT recently announced a MicroMaster’s credential on edX.

A variety of edX partners are enthusiastic about working with us on innovative credit offerings. We look forward to announcing more credit opportunities and pathways for our learners in the coming months.