Non-Credit Course Offerings

High-quality learning is now available at a lower price.

Non-Credit Courses are identical to our Graduate Credit Courses in format, content, and evaluation but with two distinct differences - cost and documentation. 

Many teachers don't need a university transcript when updating their teaching credentials. Non-Credit courses provide you with a letter of completion (including hours for work completed), which is often the requirement for relicensing or recertification at a budget-friendly price.

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Course Type Graduate-Level Continuing Education Credit Courses Non-Credit
Courses
Professional Development Courses
Course Approvals Reviewed and approved by accredited University Partners. Exact course and format as a graduate credit course, but does not carry university approval nor university credit. Quiz-based, hours only courses that do not carry university approval nor university credit.
Documentation University transcript upon evaluation and successful completion. Learners Edge letter of completion upon evaluation and successful completion. Credit upgrade available within 6 months of session end date. Learners Edge letter of completion after successful quiz completion. Credit upgrade is NOT available.
Degree Required for Enrollment Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree No Bachelor's degree required.
Course Materials All materials included in your course price. If the course requires a textbook, purchase (or borrow) the textbook. We'll provide you with the ISBN. No textbooks are needed and all resources are included in the course price.
Course Pricing 3 CE Grad Credits = $459
(discounts are possible)
3 CE Grad Credit Equivalent (45 Hours) = $189
(no discounts possible)
10 Hours = $99
(no discounts possible)
Typically Used For Salary advancement, license renewal or recertification, or progress toward an advanced degree License renewal or recertification License renewal or recertification

Frequently Asked Questions

+Can you upgrade Non-Credit courses to Graduate-Level Continuing Education Courses?

Yes. If the course is still offered and you are within six months of your session end date, you may be able to "upgrade" your course to obtain graduate-level continuing education credit.

Contact the Learners Edge support team. We'll help you select your university partner - then you will pay the difference in price. We will send your grade to your university and you will be able to request a transcript typically within 7-10 days. There are no discounts available for this credit upgrade. 

+Will I receive a grade for my non-credit course?

A grade will not be included on your Learners Edge letter of completion. However, your work will be evaluated with the same thoroughness as a for-credit course.

If you upgrade your non-credit course to a CE graduate credit course, your grade will be sent to the university partner you select. 

+My course isn't offered for non-credit. When will it be?

Currently, we offer a non-credit option on our most popular courses. Additional courses may be added throughout the year.

+Can I get a multicourse or group discount on my non-credit course? How about a promo code?

Our non-credit offerings are heavily discounted.  No additional discounts or promo codes are available. 

+What is the difference between a University Transcript and a Letter of Completion?

A university transcript will show grades and courses that have been taken, while a letter of completion confirms that hours have been earned. Each university has unique elements included in its transcript.

Go to our University Partners Page to see sample transcripts.

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