Whether you've never been to college, or you're thinking about trying again, the CSM Course is a great way to dip your toe in the water, getting the experience of learning in an online environment before taking the college plunge.

You can take the CSM Course and have a transcript sent to your college to be evaluated for college credit. Many colleges will accept CSM as 3 semester hours of math or elective credit.

Why use CSM to get college credit?

CSM is extremely inexpensive

CSM costs only $39 for the entire course, compared to $500 to $3000 at most universities for equivalent credit!

CSM uses ultra-personalized learning technology for learning that is efficient, effective, and fun!

CSM is one of the most advanced learning technologies in the world, and it will take you on a personalized path based on what you know and how you learn. You'll have access to many different learning resources so that you can learn in the ways that work best for you.

CSM gains math credit at many colleges without requiring algebra

If you're intimidated by math courses that involve algebra, CSM is a great choice. The math on CSM is widely applicable across jobs and practical in your life, and CSM will also improve your math confidence!

CSM helps you learn better online

CSM gives you feedback on how you learn best, and builds key traits like persistence and attention to detail. With CSM, you'll become an active and independent learner who knows they are able to succeed.


Just $39


At just $39, CSM is among the least expensive ways to gain college credit. Equivalent credit at most colleges and universities costs $500 to $3000!

CSM with expert online coach

Our personal online coaches help you learn effectively, work through frustration, stay motivated, and make a plan for success. Your coach will be available to you by text, messaging, or phone, and they'll stick with you for as long as it takes for you to succeed.

Did you know?

Students who bring Prior Learning Credit (like CSM) into their degree program are 2.5x as likely to graduate!

"CSMlearn made the process of completing the Quantitative Literacy requirement for my bachelor's degree absolutely painless. The course creates both a learning environment and an environment that guarantees success. Just going through the course validates existing knowledge and teaches new skills. It was easy. It was fun. Couldn't recommend highly enough for anyone with math anxiety or test anxiety."
- Liria Mersini
Thomas Edison State University Student

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"I love how it has different steps to help with the problems, and I love how it gives you little pep talks after getting over a hard lesson. I felt like I was with an actual teacher through the process."
--- Ryan P.

Which colleges give credit for CSM?

The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated CSM, and recommends that colleges accept CSM as 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level. Visit the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training to learn more about CSM's recommendation.

CSMlearn is creating Articulation Agreements with colleges to assure that the CSM Certificate will be accepted for college credit. We currently have articulation agreements with the following colleges:


Click HERE to see how CSM articulates at each college

College CSM Articulation

3 semester hours General Education Math

fulfills the Math General Education requirement

3 credit hours in MA TLL1

3 semester credit hours Liberal Arts elective credit

3 semester credit hours Liberal Arts elective credit

3 semester credit hours as general education elective credit
10% tuition discount for all programs

MATH 125: Quantitative Reasoning & Problem Solving

may satisfy math requirements for some programs and degrees

BUS-210 Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers

can be used to satisfy 3 credits of the general education Quantitative Literacy requirement, the general education Natural Sciences requirement, a Statistics requirement, the general education Intellectual or Practice Skills requirement, or as a general education elective.

C459 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

fulfills a general education requirement for business and information technology degrees

3 semester credit hours Liberal Arts elective credit

If your college isn't on the list above, you might still be able to gain credit for the CSM Certificate. Please contact CSMlearn by email or at 303-862-7233. We can provide you with resources to help your college evaluate CSM for credit and get you in touch with the ACE Resource Center.

If you represent a college that is interested in an articulation agreement, or an education or workforce program that would like us to reach out to local colleges, please contact CSMlearn (by email or at 303-862-7233 x801), and we will be happy to work towards an articulation agreement.

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About the American Council on Education


Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.

ACE CREDIT® connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.

The ACE CREDIT logo is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written consent of the American Council on Education. Used with permission.

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For the benefit of our learners, CSMlearn participates in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Transcript Service. For instructions on how to send a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of your choice for the potential award of academic credit, click here.

For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service.

Unfortunately, the ACE recommendation and transcripts are only available for people who received a CSM Certificate after June 20th, 2017. We will provide a free CSM bundle to any previously-certified students who would like to retake CSM to gain college credit. Contact us if you're interested in these free Standard Packages.

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