Access the pathway to higher education that is right for you
Universal Learner Courses (formerly known as Global Freshman Academy or Open Courses) are a selection of 20+ first-year college courses offered online at ASU and open to everyone. Through Universal Learner Courses, you can test the college waters, earn college credit for a fraction of the cost and pay only if you pass.
ASU has also developed a pathway for students who may have previously stepped away from higher education, or may be academically inadmissible to Arizona State University or other universities to earn admission and their degree.
Earned Admission provides a pathway for students who may be academically inadmissible to Arizona State University or other colleges, giving them the tools needed to earn admission to ASU and receive a degree. Learners complete a series of credit-bearing courses offered by the university to determine their readiness and gain confidence in completing university-level courses prior to enrolling in a degree program at ASU.