# Khan Academy Calculus versus Accredited Calculus Academic Credits

If you wish to complete a Calculus course online, make sure you take this course from a**regionally accredited college/university**so that the credits you earn from this course will actually transfer to your home college/university.

The free courses available from the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like edX, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, MIT Open Courseware, etc. are really excellent courses, but they do

**NOT**result in transferrable academic credits from an accredited university!

There are more than a few actual colleges/universities offering Calculus courses online. Be careful as you investigate these courses - they may not fit your needs for actual course instruction and timing. Most require you enroll and engage your course during their standard academic semesters. Most will have you use a publisher's "automated textbook" which is .... um .... well, if you like that kind of thing, then you have a few options over there at those schools.

Distance Calculus is all about real university-level calculus courses - that's all we do! We have been running these courses for 20+ years, so we know how to get students through the these courses fast fast fast!

Here is a video about earning real academic credits in Calculus from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:

## Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus

## Applied Calculus vs Calculus I

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Apr 30, 2020*

Review by: Hannah J.

Courses Completed: Probability Theory

Review: Probability Theory was a great course. Very very thorough. I thought it would never end :). I was very prepared for my coursework in economics. Excellent refereshher of derivatives and integrals - really forced me to remember that stuff from freshman cal.

Transferred Credits to: Boston University

*Date Posted: Jan 15, 2021*

Review by: Rachel H.

Courses Completed: Probability Theory

Review: Dr. Curtis gave helpful and timely feedback, and made the teaching videos very engaging! The course model and associated software was easy to acclimate to.

Transferred Credits to: Cedarville University

*Date Posted: Sep 20, 2020*

Review by: Genevieve P.

Courses Completed: Applied Calculus

Review: I found out from my grad school after being accepted that I needed a Calculus course before starting their MBA program. I had less than 6 weeks to do it (and as a non-STEM undergrad no less). The video lectures were informative, the pre-calc refresher was great to get re-conditioned, and the asynchronous format worked so well as I did this at night/weekends after work. I completed it in 4 weeks. Professor Curtis was extremely responsive, graded assignments quickly, and a supportive guide providing constructive feedback to me to excel at the assignments. I highly recommend this course for those who need a pre-req in a hurry or like learning on their own schedule. Thanks, Distance Calculus and Professor Curtis!

Transferred Credits to: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### Polynomial Functions

- P5: Polynomial Functions:
- P5.1: Algebraic Development
- P5.1.a: Cubic Functions
- P5.1.b: Quartic Functions
- P5.1.c: Power Functions
- P5.1.d: General Polynomial Functions
- P5.1.e: Graph Identification
- P5.1.f: Homework Problems
- P5.2: Polynomial Data
- P5.2.a: Generate Data from Algebraic Formula
- P5.2.b: Roots
- P5.2.c: Factored Form
- P5.2.d: Given Data, Match Formula
- P5.2.e: Best Fit Formula
- P5.2.f: Homework Problems
- P5.3: Polynomial Equations
- P5.3.a: Solve By Guessing
- P5.3.b: Solve Graphically
- P5.3.c: Solve By Polynomial Division
- P5.3.d: Solve by Factoring
- P5.3.e: Solve Numerically
- P5.3.f: Homework Problems
- P5.3.g: Homework Problems
- P5.4: Polynomial Graphs
- P5.4.a: Vertical Translations
- P5.4.b: Horizontal Translations
- P5.4.c: Roots are Key
- P5.4.d: Given Graph, Match Formula
- P5.4.e: Complex Roots and Graphs
- P5.4.f: Homework Problems
- P5.5: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
- P5.6: Polynomial Functions Revisited