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Personalize Your Academic Journey and Save

We understand that each student is different and learning styles can vary depending on the course or subject matter. Self-study assessments provide you with an alternative learning option that might suit you better, while also saving time and money.


  • Self-study assessments allow you to learn on your own, as in-depth as you desire, over a 16-week period -- and they cost 75% less than our standard tuition rate.
  • Once you can pass a proficiency exam with a 70% or higher, you’ll receive “non-resident” credit and apply it toward your CSU Global undergraduate degree.


Start by reviewing the available self-study assessment courses below. You will get study prep materials, including a suggested textbook, to help improve your understanding of expected learning outcomes. When you’re ready to sit for the exam, the following non-refundable fees will be required:

  • $250 per three-credit self-study assessment
  • $150 per one credit self-study assessment


If you plan to transfer to another institution before completing your degree, please provide that institution with your self-study assessment study guide to ensure they will accept the transfer credit before investing in self-study assessment.

Currently, self-study assessment exam credit is not approved for Colorado gtPathway guaranteed transfer because self-study assessments are not considered resident credit.


ACT300S - Principles of Accounting and Analytics*

ACT301S - Financial Accounting*

ACT325S - Principles of Accounting and Decision Analysis*

BIO121S - Environmental Conservation**

COM310S - Interpersonal Communication

CRJ300S - Introduction to Criminal Justice

ECN210S - Microeconomic Principles

HCM310S - Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System

HSM300S - Introduction to Human Services

HSM320S - Human Development

HST201S - U.S. History I**

HST202S - U.S. History II**

HST300S - U.S. History from 1945 to the Present**

MGT300S - Principles of Management

MGT315S - Business Law

MGT350S - Business Policy and Strategy

MIS300S - Information Systems Design and Management

MKG310S - Introduction to Marketing

MTH410S - Quantitative Business Analysis

POL101S - Introduction to Political Science**

SOC101S - Introduction to Sociology**

* Accounting SSAs may not be accepted by the South Carolina Board of Accountancy toward licensure in
South Carolina. Please verify acceptance of SSAs toward licensure with your state board prior to

** gtPathways credit available through the course challenge option of the Colorado Commission on Higher
Education’s Prior Learning Assessment
policy (Section 6)

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