Frequently Asked Questions

Going Back to College

How do I know if going back to school is for me?

Do you like your current career field? Do you want to switch careers? Are you wanting a job that is more financially stable? If the answer is yes to any of these questions going back to school may be the best solution for you. Whether you have finished a few courses and had to drop out due to financial or personal reasons, going back and finishing your degree may be one the best decisions you can make.

Why online vs. in person?

Online could be beneficial for you. Why? Well there are a few reasons: 1) Online courses fit your schedule. They are available 24/7 and anywhere you have internet. Whether your kids are napping or you have some time after work, login when it's convenient for you. 2) You don’t have to drive to a school. Whether the closest university is 50 miles or even 5 miles away, online may be the right solution for you. 3) Online courses save you money. You won’t have to worry about childcare or spending money on gas to go a university a couple times a week. Every penny helps!

What should I go to school for?

Thinking about going back to school but aren’t sure what to go for? Think about what you’re interested in. Do you like working with numbers? Maybe an accounting degree is right for you. What about computers? Are you tech savvy? Look at a computer science degree. Call us and talk to one of our Enrollment Counselors, they will help and talk to you about your education goals. Call at (727) 824-7800 ext. 4.

What if I change my mind about going back to school?

One of the many benefits of Ed4Credit is our low cost allows you to take a course and see if you think going back to school is right for you. If you change your mind, it’s low risk!

About the Courses

How many credits is each class worth?

Most classes are worth 3 credit hours. Science labs are worth 1 credit hour.

Who can I talk to if I have questions regarding a course?

Our Enrollment Counselors are your first stop to success at Ed4Credit. They will help you with any questions you might have! Our Enrollment Counselors will be happy to help with any questions you may have, give them a call at (727) 824-7800 ext. 4.

Are the courses instructor led?

No, our courses are self-study. If you do have questions regarding your courses, you will need to fill out a support ticket located in the classroom and one of our team members will get back to you.

How long will I have to take an Ed4Credit course?

You have 120 days (4 Months) from the day you sign up to complete your course with us.

Are there graded assignments?

Most courses only have multiple choice module quizzes and a final exam but a few courses do have written assignments. There are also self-study assignments in every course that aren’t graded to help you better understand the material such as learning activities and videos.

When can I start my course?

You can start at any time! You can sign up directly on our website or call one of our Enrollment Counselors today (727) 824-7800 ext. 4 and they will help get you signed up.

Can I take multiple courses at once?

Yes, you can take as many courses as you would like. Just keep in mind you only have 120 days to complete a course so spend your time wisely.

Is there limit on how many courses I can take?

No, you can take as many as you would like!

Is there an age requirement to take a course?

No! You can start on your education goals at any time in your life! We would be happy to help you along your journey.

Module Exams and Final Exams

How are Ed4Credit’s exams set up?

All quizzes and exams are multiple choice. You may take the module quizzes 3 times each. The final exam can only be taken once.

Can I retake a module exam or the final exam?

You are allowed 3 attempts to achieve your highest score on all module exams. You will not be able to take the module exams more than three times. You get only one attempt on the Final Exam and you MUST make a minimum of 50% on your Final Exam and minimum of a 70% cumulative score to pass the course.

How are Ed4Credit courses graded?

Our module exams are not timed and you are allowed 3 attempts to achieve your highest score. The final module of this course consists of a one hour, 50 question, cumulative, proctored exam through ProctorU. You must achieve a score of 50% on the final exam to pass. Unlike the other module exams, the final cannot be taken more than once. If you need to take the final exam again, you must re-purchase the entire course. A minimum 70% cumulative score in the course is required to pass the course. This means you can fail a module quiz, but still pass the course if you achieve a 70% cumulative score. All exams and quizzes are weighted equally.

How do I take my final?

We have partnered with ProctorU for our online final exam testing services. There is no extra charge for ProctorU, as testing fees are included as part of your course fees! Before you can take your final through ProctorU, you must make an account at To take the final exam your computer must have a webcam, speakers, and a microphone. Once you have made an account you can schedule your test with ProctorU. You must schedule the exam at least three days in advance. On test day, a ProctorU representative will walk you through the process, you will also need a valid government issued photo ID. You will get your exam results back the same day you take the exam.

What materials are permitted on your final exams?

You are allowed to bring scratch paper and any notes you have written or printed. For the math and chemistry finals, you are allowed a physical calculator and/or a computer calculators. All other learning materials are prohibited.

After I finish an exam, can I review the exam and answers?

You can review the module quizzes but not the final exam.

Oh, no I didn’t get at least 70% on a course! What can I do?

No worries! You can retake the class until you receive the grade of 70% or more. Just keep in mind you must pay for the course each time you take it. The highest grade you get will be the one used for your final ACE transcript.

Pricing and Refunds

What is the cost?

Our courses are $195.00 - you can’t beat that! Plus, your textbook and testing fees are included! The average price for one course at a 4-year university is anywhere between $300 - $1100 per course, that’s not including fees, books, etc.. Ed4Credit’s a great deal!

Is there a refund policy?

Yes. You will get a refund if you change your mind within 72 hours. To get a refund, you cannot have opened any textbooks or taken any tests.

Can I use financial aid?

No, unfortunately you cannot use financial aid on Ed4Credit’s courses.

About Ed4Credit

Is Ed4Credit accredited?

Yes! Ed4Credit courses are recommended by ACE (American Council on Education) and over 2,000 colleges and universities accept ACE CREDIT® recommended courses. Ed4Credit is not a school itself.

What are Ed4Credit's student support hours? support is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST. Our office is closed on U.S. holidays. If you have a question after hours go ahead and submit your question and one of our support members will get back in touch the next business day.

Transferring Courses to a College

Are Ed4Credit classes transferable to a college?

Yes! Ed4Credit’s courses are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Please note that credit recommendation acceptance is left up to the discretion of the college/university of your choice.

Where can I transfer my classes?

Before you can transfer your classes, you will have to order an official American Council on Education (ACE) CREDIT® transcript. There are over 2,000 schools that already accept ACE recommended courses. You can find a full list on

How do I transfer classes to a school that is not listed?

Before you can transfer your classes, you must order an official American Council on Education (ACE) CREDIT® transcript. Once you have your transcript go to your school of choice and talk with an advisor to see if they will be accepted (it is not guaranteed).