Khan Academy Calculus versus Accredited Calculus Academic CreditsIf 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
- 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