“My first class went great so I signed up for one more and the pattern continued from there. I’m currently enrolled in 2 classes and by the end of this year i will have 28 credits and will have completed my freshman year.”
College designed for you
I'm still in high school
Get a head start on earning real university credit
Whether you are a homeschool student or part of a large high-school, GFA is the perfect way for you to begin earning real college credit while still in highschool. Unlike most standard AP classes, GFA can replace your entire first year of college and actually help you achieve progress toward graduating from college. In fact, ASU sees the credit you earn through GFA as the exact same as any other ASU course.
I'm entering college
Give college a try without risking your GPA
GFA is the perfect way to jumpstart college. Perhaps you are unsure if college is the right fit for you, or maybe you don't know how you will perform in a college class. With GFA, you can begin taking real college courses and pay tuition after you pass. In other words, you can "try college on for size" while still making progress toward graduation.
I'm going back to college
Earn your second chance at a degree
Do you deserve a second chance at college? Does your GPA anchor you to your past life and prevent you from attending the university of your choice? The people behind GFA believe that you absolutely deserve a second chance, and a thrid, and a fourth. In fact, GFA was designed to help you earn your way back into college. Leave your transcripts at home and begin passing college courses today.
Nick SowardsASU Global Freshman Academy Student
“I’m surprised more people aren’t doing this. I don’t know why this isn’t the biggest news since the iPhone. Why spend $15,000 on college when you can try it out online and not have to pay unless you pass the course?”Sam MateyASU Global Freshman Academy Student
"I loved that I could take it anywhere, in Dubai and Phoenix and that the classes directly translate to ASU credits on my transcript. I could easily fit coursework into my schedule, usually when my kids are in bed or at school, allowing me to pursue my education without sacrificing family time."Morgan RichardsASU Global Freshman Academy Student
“My school didn’t offer a fitness class and I really wanted to learn more about how to keep yourself healthy and different ways you can better your health, so I enrolled in Introduction to Health and Wellness.”Brooke DiforteASU Prep & GFA Student
Same courses, same professors, same credit
Global Freshman Academy is made possible by a powerful partnership between Arizona State University and edX. Actually start college today and begin working toward your degree at ASU or a different school of your choice.
Join over 214,000 students in more than 180 countries already enrolled in Global Freshman Academy.
Arizona State University
#1 in the U.S. for innovation
ASU was ranked #1 in innovation by US News & World Report because of programs like Global Freshman Academy. It’s our mission - and sometimes obsession - to push the often rigid boundaries in higher education. ASU intends to create a new reality for higher education that better serves the demands of the 21st century and beyond. And yes, Global Freshman Academy is actually as good as it sounds!