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Take a JumpCourse and earn college credit at YOUR college or university. JumpCourses are online, introductory level college courses that include interactive video lectures, lecture notes (no textbook required!), and practice activities. Prepare for your CLEP or DSST exam, or select one of our eleven ACE CREDIT courses. Earn college credit conveniently and inexpensively.

 

 

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Great question! For $99 you receive a fully online CLEP or DSST prep course (type of exam depends on the subject). You must register for the CLEP or DSST exam separately and make an appointment at a nearby testing center. We are happy to assist you throughout the process.

For $149 you receive a fully online college course with the option to take an online, proctored final exam upon completion of the course. All from the comforts of your home! Completion of the course and a satisfactory grade on the final exam is required in order to be eligible for college credit.

A student is eligible to take the online, proctored exam - using a webcam and a computer with internet connection - once he or she has completed an ACE CREDIT JumpCourse. Students need to schedule and complete the exam within 45 days of the completion of a JumpCourse. Each exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in one hour. A 70% pass rate, or 42 correct answers, is required to pass.

Each exam session will include a positive student identification by webcam comparison to government-issued identification, and a recording of the session to ensure that no external aids are used. The use of external aids such as an additional computer, written/printed/saved documents, smart phone, and any other resources is strictly prohibited. Any evidence that shows a student used any outside material during the exam will invalidate the student's exam score; consequently, the student will not receive a transcript for the work completed and no refund will be issued.

If a student does not pass, they will be allowed continued access to their JumpCourse and may retake the final exam after 15 days. Students must pay a small administrative fee to retake the exam.

Absolutely! Follow the link here and download the free App, now updated to reflect recent bug fixes. Once downloaded, open and select 'Log in through your LMS,' which you'll enter as jumpcourse.com. Our website should appear next in a compatible format. Sign in and you're good to go!

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A JumpCourse is an effective, affordable and convenient way to earn college credits. For a fraction of the cost you can complete a college course worth three credits that would otherwise cost up to $800, or more, at a traditional four-year university. There is no textbook to buy! Everything you need is in your JumpCourse. With a JumpCourse you learn on your own schedule and decide when to complete coursework. No more class times that don't fit your schedule! Progress at your own pace. A cool, little mastery meter helps measure your success as you move forward, so you know how far you still have to go. Because you learn efficiently, JumpCourse may take considerably less time than a 16- or 8-week college course.

We are developing partnerships with colleges and universities across the U.S. that will make transferring credit absolutely seamless! In the meantime, click on ACE | CREDIT College and University Network to find your school. More than 2,000 colleges and universities listed will consider an ACE CREDIT course for a minimum of three elective credits, if not a course equivalent.

We provide technical support 24 hours a day/7 days a week over the phone by dialing (855) 899-JUMP, or you can send an e-mail to jumpcourse@emscrm.com. This information is also readily available on your account login page.

ACE CREDIT option: $149 (paid to JumpCourse) + $20 transcript fee (paid to ACE).  Students may request their transcript to be sent electronically or via snail mail at no additional cost, unless they would like expedited postal service.  ACE stores the transcript.

CLEP prep option: $99 (paid to JumpCourse) + $80 to take the CLEP exam (paid to College Board) + Test Center Fee (ranges $0-$45 and is paid directly to testing center).  College Board stores the transcript.

About 2,900 colleges and universities currently accept credit for satisfactory scores on the CLEP exam (typically 50, or higher, out of 80).

You can find out if your college accepts the CLEP exam by visiting College Board, by searching your institution's academic catalog, or checking in with your academic advisor. We're also happy to do the leg work for you. Just drop us an e-mail and provide your school's name and desired course.

The cost of a college degree is expensive for most students. The average cost of attending a public university has about doubled in the last 15 years. Average debt per student at graduation is over $23,000! Even when paying full tuition, many classes fill up quickly. Students face closed sections and waitlists. More importantly, students can be delayed in satisfying prerequisites for upper division courses, which means a four-year degree can take five or more years to complete. Even when classes are available, they may not be convenient. Work and family commitments may make regular class attendance a challenge. JumpCourse focuses on providing a convenient, effective, and affordable way to learn and earn college credit for all students. Learning is self-paced and on your own time, so that means you keep your own schedule and log in whenever suits you best. Each course adapts to the way you learn, which allows each student the flexibility to progress only when they're ready to do so, not when the bell rings.

Absolutely! In short, you can have the cost of your CLEP exam covered. The details... You are eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP exams if you are Active Duty Military including Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve Component. Spouses and Civil Service Civilian Employees of Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Coast Guard are also eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP exams. For more information, please review 'Who is Eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP Exams?'.

CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program and is produced by the College Board - the same folks who do the SAT and AP exams. CLEP exams are an inexpensive and convenient way to earn college credit. Cost is $80 for the CLEP exam + a proctoring fee charged by the individual testing center (average cost is $20). It's true! You can earn 3 college credits at a fraction of the cost of a traditional college course. You can find out if your college accepts the CLEP exam by visiting College Board, by searching your institution's academic catalog, or checking in with your academic advisor. The exams are offered regularly during the school year, but we recommend calling the testing center ahead of time to make an appointment!

We are so confident we offer a 100% *Money Back Guarantee. Our courses feature high quality instructional animation (actually produced in Hollywood!), personalized instruction (it's called adaptive learning technology, but don't worry - there won't be a test on that!), and fun social media tools, so you can find study partners online if you like. Entirely complete your JumpCourse and take your credit exam within six months of starting the course, and we guarantee you will earn credit where applicable. If not, we will refund your course fee or allow you to retake the course for free – your choice.

*Money back guarantee includes those fees received by JumpCourse, less any discounts, coupons, or net receipts from third party resellers or JumpCourse affiliates. For example, if a customer purchases a course through a promotion from another source and then requests a refund, only the net fees received by JumpCourse will be refunded, which may not constitute the entire price paid for the course.

Yes, we do. In addition to providing 24/7 technical support, our course coaches work with students who may need extra help understanding content or working through course activities. Course coaches are available through e-mail and courseware messaging.

We are not, but we do provide an effective and affordable pathway to earning college credits. Study at your own leisure by taking one of our courses, which will set you up with the knowledge required to pass the the final exam.

Yes. If there is a course that you are looking to take and we don't offer it, e-mail us to let us know your thoughts.

Entirely complete your JumpCourse and take your credit exam within six months of starting the course, and we guarantee you will earn credit where applicable. If not, we will *refund your course fee or allow you to retake the course for free – your choice.

*Refund includes those fees received by JumpCourse, less any discounts, coupons, or net receipts from third party resellers or JumpCourse affiliates. For example, if a customer purchases a course through a promotion from another source and then requests a refund, only the net fees received by JumpCourse will be refunded, which may not constitute the entire price paid for the course.

DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP exams are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST's are available for both upper and lower level credit.

Students cannot apply their college or university financial aid towards purchasing a JumpCourse. However, our course and exam are priced at an affordable level and at a fraction of a cost of a traditional college course.

The course design begins with a thorough evaluation of the performance-based learning objects associated with the subject matter. We ask ourselves, "What will the student need to do with this content? How will we know they can do it?" Performance-based objectives are clear, observable, and measurable. They help students clearly identify what they will do in a particular section of content. Focusing on performance-based objectives has two benefits. First, this analysis naturally drives us to author content and activities that are in the higher-order levels of Bloom's Taxonomy such as apply, evaluate, and analyze. Second, performance-based content is more engaging to students. Engagement supports mastery, mastery supports persistence, and persistence supports retention.

While we can't tell you all of our little secrets, we can say that each JumpCourse is created by instructional designers, writers, video producers, professional storytellers, subject matter experts, and otherwise passionate and talented individuals who want to help expand access and affordability of college education.


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