Khan Academy Calculus vs 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 13, 2020
Review by: Daniel Marasco
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus
Review: This course was more affordable than many, and the flexible format was terrific for me, as I am inclined to work very diligently on tasks on my own. It could be dangerous for a person who requires external discipline more, but it works well for self-starters, allowing you to prioritize when you have other pressing work. I was a full time teacher adding a math certification, and this course allowed me to master the math while working around my teaching schedule and fitting work into moments here and there when I had time. I was able to transfer the credits to Montana State University, Bozeman for my teaching internship program without a hitch. The instructors were all very helpful and patient, even when I failed to see a ridiculously simple solution on one problem after 20 emails back and forth. Overall, I was more pleased with my experience in this class than I was with any of my other 9 courses.
Transferred Credits to: Montana State University, Bozeman
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I needed to brush up on my high school calculus and finally take Calc II before starting a graduate program that needed them as prereqs. This was perfect choice to fit in that summer. Got done at fast pace that I wanted and needed. Also had added bonus of one on one feedback and help when needed. Video lessons were better than many on campus instructors in large lecture settings. Recommend for anyone needing to satisfy prereqs at home institution.
Transferred Credits to: University of Michigan
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