Imagine a new way to experience college...
College is about learning, but it's also about living. With Semester Online, you can do what you love, discover new places and earn credit that counts from top colleges.
Semester Online is the first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous, for-credit online courses from prestigious colleges and universities to college students worldwide. Students at colleges all over the world are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to access great professors and schools through live, online classes.
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The program is delivered through a virtual classroom environment and interactive platform developed by 2U.
Courses are of the same rigor and quality as their on-campus counterparts, and they are designed by the same world-class professors who teach on campus. Check out our course catalog >>
The Semester Online platform connects you with your classmates and professors in live, face-to-face weekly classes with sections capped at approximately 20 students. It's unlike any online learning experience you've had before — our platform facilitates collaboration, meaningful discussion and real connections. Learn more about live, online classes >>
University professors work with world-class course developers to translate their on-campus lectures into online coursework that you complete between live classes. Coursework is of the same caliber as the work you would find in a traditional classroom, offering you an experience that is as close to on-campus as possible. Learn more about dynamic coursework >>
Semester Online offers for-credit courses. The institution teaching the course issues the credit, which is no different than credit earned on campus, and students receive an official transcript from the school offering the class. Find out about transferring Semester Online credits >>
You can attend class from anywhere you have Internet access, which means you can stay on campus or leave to work, travel, conduct research or see to personal commitments — all while staying on track to graduate. Discover the Semester Online experience >>