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Increase Access to Courses Students Need to Stay on Track

Hundreds of colleges and universities have embraced course sharing as a retention tool to help students stay on track and get ahead.

The Dynamic Higher Education Landscape

Higher education today faces a host of challenges: affordability, student debt, falling enrollments, rising costs, a growing focus on the ROI of a college degree, and much more. Given the disruption in the industry and forthcoming demographic shifts, colleges and universities are looking for scalable, affordable, and sustainable ways to attract and retain students, and ensure long-term institutional success. Hundreds of colleges and universities have embraced course sharing with like-minded institutions to:

+ Expand the breadth and depth of academic programs

+ Improve student retention and graduation rates

+ Streamline processes made complicated by the transfer system

+ Recover and generate revenue

+ Deliver micro-credentials and stackable certificates


Eliminate Transfer Roulette

Up to 43% of transfer credits are not accepted by a student’s home institution, leading to increased costs and time for completion. Course sharing eliminates the transfer risk and allows institutions to increase access to courses students need when they need them.

Institutional Benefits

Expand Your Catalog

Broaden student access to courses they need, when they need them, all while maintaining oversight and autonomy.


Develop New Programs and Credentials

Enrich educational experiences on campus by leveraging courses from partner schools to build or restart in-demand programs.


Earn Revenue

Recover revenue by filling empty seats in courses offered on the network, or, by keeping at-risk students enrolled.

Student Benefits

Peace of Mind

Register for courses that aren’t available on your campus — without the worry or hassle of transfer credit paperwork.

Easy-to-Access Courses

Unlike transfer credit, all courses have been pre-approved by your institution, so you can be confident that your grade and credit will be accepted.


Courses available through Acadeum are fully online, with many offered asynchronously, so you take them on your schedule.

How it Works

While the concept may be easy to understand, successful course sharing requires two things: a network of participating institutions and a robust, flexible course-sharing platform that addresses the needs of institutions and students.

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The Acadeum Network

Acadeum’s course-sharing network includes 475+ colleges and universities and is growing every month. Many institutions choose to get started as a Home Institution, enrolling their students in courses from partner schools on the Acadeum network. Some colleges and universities join as members of an existing academic consortium, while others join on their own.

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Home Institutions

Home institutions enable students to enroll in vetted courses from like-minded colleges and universities to support student progress. The Home Institution maintains quality control and oversight of courses, and retains a portion of the tuition dollars by keeping students on campus, rather than losing them to transfer courses taken elsewhere.

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Teaching Institutions

Teaching Institutions make open seats in online courses available to other schools in the Acadeum network. Course sharing helps fill available spots in courses already scheduled to be taught, produces revenue, and fills classes with students from partner institutions across the country, creating a more diverse online learning experience.

Why Choose Course Sharing with Acadeum

Credit and Grades Apply

Students stay connected to their home institution and credits count toward part-time or full-time status

Course Quality Assurance

Approve courses by reviewing syllabi, faculty credentials, assessment information, and learning outcomes

Financial Aid Compatibility

Students can leverage federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, for fall, spring, summer, and winter terms

Backed by Accreditors

Institutions have received approval to share courses from all regional accreditors, including SACS, HLC, and the MSCHE.

Our Product

The Acadeum Platform makes course sharing simpler for everyone by handling what’s hard about it. When colleges and universities partner to share courses, Acadeum makes the process of finding and reviewing courses user-friendly and transparent.

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“The true benefit of course sharing is obviously the sooner a student can complete the degree, the sooner they can become leaders in their communities and their careers. “

-Melvin Foster
Morehouse College
Associate Professor of Voice, Associate Provost for Student Success

Acadeum has been absolutely essential in helping us tweak and pivot. As a teaching institution, we’ve seen over 200% growth in revenue in the last three years.

-Ron Lonzo
Tiffin University
Vice President of What’s Next

“Acadeum aids in or enhances our retention and persistence rate and our graduation rate.”

-Elaine Bromfield
Tuskegee University
Registrar and Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

The courses offered through Acadeum have really been life-savers for many of our students.

-Jeff Elwell
University of the Ozarks
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Student athletes with eligibility challenges especially benefit [from course sharing], as our coaches work directly with faculty academic advisors to help students remain eligible.

-Susan Burns
Clarke University
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Questions? Get in Touch

How can course sharing help you achieve your goals?