Obscure Credits

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Sometimes, a degree requires that courses that are especially expensive or difficult to source. This list of obscure credits may duplicate some of the courses listed on the sources of credit page but an effort has been made to categorize these institutions based on subject.

Note: Some sources listed below may be quite expensive compared to those listed on the sources of credit page. Try to utilize those credits first to finish your degree before utilizing anything on this page.

Accounting[edit]

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
University of North Alabama Accounting Career Completion $182 Yes A handful of advanced accounting courses available for relatively low prices.

Biology[edit]

For common biology credits, including Biology I, check the sources of credit page.

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Doane University $329 Maybe Additional fees may apply. Large number of biology courses in addition to Biology II.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $445 No Course cost INCLUDES Labster fee. First course purchase is eligible for a 50% discount.
New Mexico Junior College $89 No Good selection of courses. Includes Biology II w/ lab
Portage Learning $198 No Classes cost either $594 or $792. Courses are transcripted through Geneva College.
Sterling College Online $145 Yes Contact registrar to be allowed to take just a few courses. Environmental science w/ lab.
University of New England $360 No Tuition does not include registration fee nor materials costs.

Computer Science[edit]

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
CSU Global Self-Study Assessments (CSU Global CBE) $83 Yes CSU Global has indicated that its assessments, unlike UExcels and TECEPs, are only available to currently-enrolled students. However, enrollment as a non-degree-seeking student is possible. There is a 15 credit limit for non-degree seeking students.

English[edit]

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Texas State $307 Yes Self-paced courses. Must find your own proctor. UL courses in The European Novel, The American Novel, and The English Novel.
Western Washington University Online $272 Yes Some classes are available as self-paced options while others are term-based and only available at specific times of the year. Check the list of courses to find out when a course is available. 2 5-credit UL English courses available.

Foreign Language[edit]

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
BYU Independent Study $212+ Maybe Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese (Intermediate/Advanced only), Korean, Spanish, Mandarin. Courses may be worth 3 or 4 credits. Cost per credit is either $212 or $221 depending on course.
CSU San Marco Varies Maybe Courses not offered by CSU but that are accepted by them for credit. Should also transfer to other schools. Languages include ASL, Arabic, Armenian, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luiseno, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Fort Hays State University $530 No Chinese, German, French. Tuition is significantly lower for residents of certain states.
Fresno City College ??? No ASL, Armenian, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Not all classes are online. Tuition appears to be significantly cheaper/nonexistent for California residents, though certain fees are still due.
Louisiana State University Online $290 No Spanish & German, possibly Latin. Although the stated cost per credit is only $185, various fees increase the cost by approximately $100 per credit.
NYU Proficiency Testing varies ?? Huge variety of languages but only a small number of them are available online. Unlike ACTFL tests, these should count as RA credit.
Oakton Community College $136.25 No Online & non-hybrid classes pay the same tuition fees as district residents. $25 application ($50 for international students). Simple application process for non-degree-seeking students. Offers online classes in: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Some languages only have beginner classes online.
Olivet Nazarene University $400 Yes Spanish, French. Not to be confused with the inexpensive self-paced offerings from the same school.
Oregon State University $318 Yes Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish. Course availability depends upon language. For instance, Japanese only has first-year language courses while German has first through fourth year.
Sam Houston State University $800+ Yes Cheaper for Texas residents. ASL, French, German, Spanish.
TEL Learning $40-$67 No Chinese. Language courses may be 3-5 credits, depending on which institution is used for transcription
University of Arkansas Online $165 Maybe Elementary & Intermediate French or Spanish. French Civilization (possibly UL) available.
University of Texas at Austin $367+ No Latin, French, Russian, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian, Ukrainian, Czech. Cost varies for self-paced online vs. semester-based online classes.

History[edit]

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Sterling College Online $145 Yes Contact registrar to be allowed to take just a few courses. UL options include Medieval History, Kansas History, African American History, Modern Europe, Modern America.
Texas State $307 Yes Self-paced courses. Must find your own proctor. UL courses for the history of England.

Mathematics[edit]

Math beyond Calculus I

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Doane University $329 Maybe Additional fees may apply. Calculus II.

Science[edit]

Mainly for physics I & II and Chem I & II classes that are required for certain Bachelor of Science degrees.

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Doane University $329 Maybe Additional fees may apply. Has General Chem I/II, Organic Chem I/II, and Physics I/II (either Algebra or Calculus-based). Other sciences.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Interesting courses that may be of interest but that don't fit elsewhere.

Name Cost per credit UL available? Description
Berklee Online $505 Yes Music, music theory, music history, etc.
Doane University $329 Maybe Additional fees may apply. Medical Spanish. Instructional Design courses.
Ohio State University Extended $382+ Yes Huge amount of online (not self-paced) options available. May provide sufficient courses for Foreign Language degree, especially in Spanish. Read the FAQ page for full information on how to find & register for classes.
Seattle Central College $660 No Washington residents pay a bit less, international students pay more. A few interesting online and/or self-paced options available but not recommended due to price and difficulty navigating the registration site.
Texas State $307 Yes Self-paced courses. Must find your own proctor. Dance: Introduction to Fine Arts LL class.
University of Minnesota Online $402+ Yes Tuition depends on which campus serves your online course(s). U of M Crookston has the lowest tuition at $401.50 per credit. Generous assortment of classes.
Western Washington University Online $272 Yes Some classes are available as self-paced options while others are term-based and only available at specific times of the year. Check the list of courses to find out when a course is available. Interesting courses include music, dinosaurs, geology & monsters, cheese making, and more.