This topic provides information about taking an edX course for academic credit.
Some edX courses allow you to purchase academic credit that you can apply toward a degree at a college or university. When a course offers academic credit, you see a “Credit-Eligible” indication for the course in the edX list of courses.
To earn academic credit for a course, you must enroll in the verified track and pass the course.
After you meet the course requirements, you have one year after the course ends to purchase academic credit on edX.org.
To complete the process, after you purchase academic credit, you must contact the issuing college or university to receive the official notice of academic credit, such as a transcript.
To receive academic credit for a course, you must enroll in the verified track for the course.
For more information about enrolling, see Enrolling in edX Courses or Programs.
To be eligible for academic credit, you must complete the photo ID verification process. If you choose not to complete ID verification at any time, you are no longer eligible to receive academic credit for the course. However, you can still receive a verified certificate in the course.
In a credit-eligible course, you might have to take one or more proctored exams. Proctored exams are exams that have time limits and that use online proctoring software to monitor activity. To pass a proctored exam, you must receive both a passing grade for the exam itself and a “Satisfactory” result when the recording of your proctoring session is reviewed.
For more information about proctored exams, see Taking a Proctored Exam.
When you are enrolled in a course for academic credit, your Progress page includes a Requirements for Course Credit section that lists all of the requirements that you have to complete to be eligible for credit. This section indicates your overall credit eligibility status and the status of each individual requirement.
After you pass the course and meet the requirements for credit, you have up to one year to purchase academic credit on edx.org.
After you purchase academic credit, you must complete the credit process at the credit-issuing college or university.
More than one organization might offer credit for the same course. If this is the case, you select the organization that you want when you purchase credit for the course.
To purchase academic credit, follow these steps.
After you purchase academic credit, you must contact the issuing college or university to complete the credit process. This process usually includes receiving the official notice of academic credit, such as a transcript.
After you have purchased academic credit on edx.org, you must complete the credit process at the credit-issuing organization. For example, you must contact the issuing college or university to receive its official notice of academic credit, such as a transcript.
You can complete the credit process in several ways.
After the organization has evaluated your information, a message on your dashboard indicates whether the organization has granted you academic credit for the course and provides a link to the organization. You also receive an email that indicates whether you have received academic credit for the course.
For answers to questions about receiving academic credit for the course, you can directly contact the organization that issues the credit.