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

Whether you've never been to college, or you're thinking about trying again, the CSM Course is a great way to gain college credit while building learning skills and boosting your confidence.

The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®), recommends that colleges accept CSM as 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level.

CSMlearn has agreements with many colleges to accept the CSM Certificate as math or elective college credit. If your college isn't on the list, you can send a transcript of your CSM Certificate to any college. Learn which colleges guarantee to accept CSM here.

Why use CSM to get college credit?

CSM is extremely inexpensive

CSM costs only $39 for the entire course, compared to $500 to $2000+ at most universities for equivalent credit!

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

CSM uses novel, next-generation learning technology to 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 prepares you for rigorous college courses

CSM develops key college success traits traits like persistence and attention to detail. With CSM, you'll become an active, independent and confident learner and know you are able to succeed in college.


"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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We're confident you'll agree that CSM is the most efficient, effective and fun way to earn college credit.

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Which colleges give credit for CSM?

CSMlearn's partner colleges accept the CSM Certificate for college credit. Some colleges accept CSM as math credit (in some cases fulfilling math requirements!), others accept CSM as elective credit, and some even give you a discount on tuition! Click HERE to see the credit you will get for CSM 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 1XX: 3 semester hours Math Elective Lower Level

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.

3 semester credit hours General Elective credit

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. Click here for more information.

The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®), recommends that colleges accept CSM as 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level.

The ACE Credit for Prior Learning Network is a group of institutions that have agreed to consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations. Each institution reviews the recommendations and determines if and how specific recommendations may meet requirements for the degree programs in which you are enrolled.

If you are interested in using CSM for credit at a college that is not yet a partner college, please contact CSMlearn by email or at 303-862-7233 and we can assist you.

Please contact CSMlearn by email or at 303-862-7233 if:

  • You work at an education or workforce program that would be interested in partnering with local colleges
  • You represent a college that is interested in becoming a partner

"So what did [CSM] teach me? That I can overcome fear and anxiety, that I'm not a quitter when the going gets tough...I learned about math but I also learned about my own personality. I learned about logic, but I also learned about my own patience (or lack of at times). It's not about smarts - it's about utilizing our skills and trusting that we can slug our way through a tough spot." — Roxolana T.

"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.


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!

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How to send a transcript


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.

If you received a CSM Certificate before June 20th, 2017, please contact us for more information.

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.

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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