# 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: Dec 8, 2020*

Review by: Aileen C.

Courses Completed: Differential Equations

Review: This course may be more difficult than your average differential equations course, which better prepares you to use these skills in your degree. The self-learning does make learning some of the concepts challenging, but you get the help you need to understand these concepts.

Transferred Credits to: Johns Hopkins University

*Date Posted: Dec 9, 2019*

Review by: Louisa A.

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: My microeconomics class required college-level calculus as a prerequisite, and I didn't want to wait until next year to take the class. So, I took DC's Calculus I class over the summer, so I could register for econ when I got back to school this fall. I actually think I got more help taking the class online than I would have in the huge lecture classes here. Prof. Curtis was really clear in explaining concepts and talking me through the topics that I was having trouble with. It took me about 10 weeks to finish the class, which didn't seem too long and didn't feel rushed. My friends who are in calculus now, trying to finish the prereq, are pretty jealous!

*Date Posted: Apr 13, 2020*

Review by: Jorgen M.

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: I really enjoyed this course, much more than I thought I would. I needed to finish this course very fast before starting my graduate degree program @ Kellogg. I was able to finish in 3 weeks. I liked the video lectures and the homework process. I highly recommend this course.

Transferred Credits to: Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern Univ

## 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