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Semester Online is the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit courses from premier colleges and universities — online. With Semester Online, you have the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your college experience.

  • Take online classes for credit from some of the world’s top schools, no matter where you live.
  • Study with university faculty in live, online classes where sections are capped at 20 students each.
  • Earn real credit toward graduation.
  • Attend classes and access coursework from anywhere you have Internet access.

Ready to see what it’s like to take a Semester Online course? Watch the video.


College students from around the world can apply to take for-credit courses from these prestigious universities:


Students from around the world have the opportunity to enroll in Semester Online courses. All courses offered through Semester Online are 3 credits, issued in an official transcript by the course-providing school upon completion. Students can enroll in just one course, or take a full semester’s worth.

Enroll now for Summer 2014 courses:

Boston College

  • Eco-Challenges and Sustainable Solutions (New course!)
  • Violent Crimes: Forensics and Victimology (New course!)

Brandeis University

  • Life Into Art: A History of Contemporary Art (New course!)
  • Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health
  • The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: Then and Now

Emory University

  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Power, Politics and Religion in America

Northwestern University

  • Integrated Marketing Communications

The University of Melbourne

  • Classical Mythology

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • Introductory Finance
  • Leading and Managing: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing: Core Concepts and Tools

Trinity College Dublin

  • Ireland in Rebellion, 1798-1916

University of Notre Dame

  • Calculus II for the Life and Social Sciences (new course!)
  • Classical and Molecular Genetics (New course!)
  • Shakespeare and Film
  • The Rise of Christianity

Wake Forest University

  • Bioethics: Decision-Making in Biology and Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis

  • Critical Earth Issues
  • Environmental and Energy Policies
  • Introduction to Computer Science (New course!)
  • Introduction to Psychology


Forget what you know about online learning; we've changed everything.

Live Classes

Semester Online connects you with your classmates and professors in live, face-to-face weekly classes with sections capped at approximately 20 students. Our platform facilitates collaboration, meaningful discussion and real connections.

You will complete coursework on your own time and come to each weekly live class prepared to discuss readings and videos.

High Quality Content

Semester Online coursework is developed by university professors and produced by world-class course developers. Professors work closely with our developers to translate their on-campus lectures into dynamic, immersive coursework.

Course materials may include Hollywood-style videos, real-time quizzes, lectures featuring interactive Q&A sessions and more. This self-paced content can be accessed in your own time, 24/7, anywhere you have an Internet connection.