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Global Freshman Academy Presents Its Credit-Eligible Courses

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Arizona State University’s and edX’s Global Freshman Academy (GFA) has presented its course offering for this fall, with nine online courses intended for college credit at the freshmen-level.

There are two modalities: free courses and $49 ID Verified, credit-eligible courses. Students pay for credit only after a successful completion of the course with a C or better.

These are the main ones:

  • College Algebra and Problem Solving – 3 Credit Hours: Course content will be self-paced, personalized with individualized coaching for each topic, and adaptive –with the Aleks technology intended to allow students to master a concept before moving on to the next.

In this course, starting on October 15, 2016, students will learn by engaging in local problems and issues and completing a research project.

Global Freshman Academy accounts this year for more than 4,400 students, 5 percent more on this fall than on the last, according to Arizona State University.

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