Earn college credits in as little as 8 weeks.
Whether you’re a student or already progressing in a career, circumstances can change. Perhaps you’ve had to pause your educational journey or are just unsure if higher education is right for you. Taking individual online courses can be a good way to keep the momentum going in the pursuit of your degree or to get a feel for college.
With low costs and no long-term commitment, taking individual online courses for college credit can help you catch up on your course requirements or take the next step in finishing your degree.
If you’re a working professional seeking your next job opportunity, you’ll likely find that there’s no longer one path to the next job. Taking individual online courses can help you learn specific skills to help prove to your employer, or potential employer, that you have skills in particular areas.
More than 200 course options
Choose from more than 200 transfer-friendly classes, and in as little as 8 weeks, earn college credits that could be applied toward a degree at SNHU or another university.
Develop your passion for numbers and problem-solving into a broad base of mathematical knowledge with SNHU’s math courses, including Applied Statistics. Consider a psychology course to understand psychological principles and develop insight into human thought and behaviors. Other popular courses include English Composition, Financial Accounting and Calculus.
Individual online courses start soon
Undergraduate Term starts 08/30/21
- Individual 3-credit undergraduate classes cost $960 ($320 per credit)
- 8-week terms
Graduate Term starts 07/26/21
- individual 3-credit graduate classes cost $1,881 ($627 per credit)
- 10-week terms
Please note that financial aid is not available for students taking individual courses only. Learn more about tuition.
Why take individual online courses?
Catch Up or Get Ahead
By taking transfer-friendly online courses now, you may be able to lighten your course load required by your degree program at SNHU or another university.
Transfer Your Credits
Course credits may be transferred to a degree program at SNHU or another university, depending on your program’s transfer policy.Check your degree program’s transfer policy to see how many SNHU online course credits are transferrable.
Upskill for Career Moves
For moving up the ladder or changing fields entirely, new skills can help make you more marketable.
SNHU makes it easy to get started — and has been teaching online since 1995
- No application fees
- No entrance exams
- Accredited and affordable
- Terms start frequently
- 24/7 tech support
- Personal academic coaching
- Courses developed by subject experts
- 200+ transfer-friendly programs
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I just take one college class?
Yes, you can take individual online courses for college credit at SNHU. These online classes don’t require you to enroll in a full degree program, and are great for potentially satisfying requirements in your degree program at another university, getting the skills you need to advance in your career, or just exploring what it’s like to take an online class. They’re a low cost, low commitment way to get the learning you need.
Can individual online courses get you a job?
When you get a job, it’s probably because your employer feels that you have the knowledge, and personal and professional skills to be an asset to their organization. Depending on which courses you choose to take, individual online courses can help give you the in-demand skills that employers may be looking for. So while they won’t guarantee you a job, they can help make you more marketable.
An important thing to know when choosing online courses for college credit is that each SNHU online course is designed around teaching and measuring practical “can-do” competencies related to each subject, not simply presenting ideas in the abstract. You’ll leave each course having demonstrated how to use your new knowledge, skills and abilities.
Do individual online courses count as college credits?
Yes. When you take individual courses at SNHU, you’ll earn college credit—typically 3 for an individual course. These credits may be transferred to other university degree programs (depending on the transfer policy of the university you’re going to), or applied to an SNHU degree program if you choose to enroll in one. It’s a helpful, low cost, low commitment way to explore what subject matter you might be interested in if you choose to pursue a college degree at SNHU or another university.
How long does it take to do an online class?
Undergraduate online classes are 8 weeks, while graduate online classes are 10 weeks. There are multiple term starts per year, so if you’re thinking about taking one, there’s likely a term start coming up soon. During that 8- or 10-week time period, there are no set class meeting times. So you can learn when it’s most convenient for you around your schedule. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course, so it’s a flexible way to reach your goals.
What kind of individual online courses can I take?
There are lots of individual college courses for credit that you can take at SNHU. Some of the more popular ones include: Applied Statistics, Calculus I, Financial Accounting, and Introduction to Psychology. We offer more than 200 online courses including online business classes, writing courses, digital marketing courses, finance courses, math courses, project management courses and more. View our full catalog of courses that can be taken without enrolling in full degree programs.