# Academic Calculus Credits & MOOCs

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for Calculus are awesome.But beware: if you try to tell a graduate school or your home baccelaureate institution that you completed Multivariable Calculus via a MOOC and you want credit for that work, you will probably be disappointed with their answer.

To show academic achievement, the real Official Academic Transcript from an accredited university is what you need to show a potential graduate school or baccelaureate institution that you have actually completed a university-level calculus course.

Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University can help you get onto the "academic credit train" from a spot that makes sense from your academic background. If you have completed some MOOC courses, we will examine your academic record, and try to make the best recommendation for an accurate placement into one of our courses, so then start to earn academic credits on transferrable academic transcripts, rather than just saying you went through a MOOC course.

For more information, see this page: Distance Calculus & MOOCs

You may also see this page for other for-credit programs: Credit Earning Online Calculus Programs

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## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Aug 16, 2020*

Review by: Jennifer S.

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: The course was intense and required a lot of hard work. Professors ready available to assist when needed. Professors presented and explained materials/course work in detail and provided explanations and resources.

Transferred Credits to: University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

*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: Apr 6, 2020*

Review by: Paul Simmons

Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations

Review: I took Multivariable and Diff Eq during the summer. The DiffEq course was awesome - very useful for my physics and engineering course. I was unsure about Mathematica at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Thank you Distance Calculus!

Transferred Credits to: University of Oregon