The Best Online Calculus Courses

Some of the best online calculus courses available on the internet include the courses offered via MITOpenCourseware, edX, and other MOOCs. Unfortunately, these MOOC courses are kind of like library books - while they explain the material in an excellent manner, you cannot tell another school or employer or graduate school that you read a good Calculus book at the library, and that should count for your calculus credits that you need for your degree program.

At Distance Calculus we believe that the more resources available online to help students learn, the better!

Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University offers a number of options that may be beneficial to you in searching for an online calculus program to earn your calculus credits:
  • Flexible enrollment - enroll today, start today. Few online programs offer this flexibility.
  • Finish as quickly as your skills allow - many online programs make you follow a traditional academic calendar
  • Asynchronous - no fixed meeting times - many online programs want you to participate in "group discussions" at certain times of the week.
  • Computer Algebra curriculum instead of "multiple choice publisher course systems"
For more information, see this page: Student Reviews

Here is a short video explaining some of the highlights of the Distance Calculus program:

Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

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Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020
Review by: Janice Flores
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Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I highly recommend this course! Dr. Curtis is the best teacher and is ALWAYS willing to work with you to make sure you understand the subject. It was definitely a positive experience and the credits were transferred to my University with no problems! I definitely do not regret it and I had doubts in the beginning but if I had to, I would do it all over again!
Transferred Credits to: University of Central Florida

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Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020
Review by: William Williams
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Courses Completed: Linear Algebra, Probability Theory
Review: I have difficulty learning calculus based math, akin to dyslexia when examining the symbolic forms, equations, definitions, and problems. Mathematica based calculus courses allowed me to continue with my studies because of the option of seeing the math expressed as a programming language for which I have no difficulty in interpreting visually and the immediate feedback of graphical representations of functions, equations, or data makes a huge impact on understanding. Mathematica based calculus courses should be the default method of teaching Calculus everywhere.
Transferred Credits to: Thomas Edison State College

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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!