Students

Is Propero really self-paced? Will I have an instructor?

Yes. Once you enroll in the Propero course, you are supported with an ecosystem of academic advising, on-demand tutoring, and technical support. In addition, the Propero experience uses behavioral triggers to improve the supported nature of the experience. For example, if you sign up for the course and do not log in and complete work within one week, a Propero Student Success Coach will contact you to offer support, help and advice. There are both triggers built around positive work progress (assignments completed with a good grade) as well as when you do not stay on-track, complete assignments in a timely fashion, or are not earning a passing grade.

Is Pearson offering college credit through Propero?

No. Propero allows students to complete courses using Pearson content and student support services, but it is ultimately up to the partner institution to decide which, and how many courses, will be eligible for credit through the American Council on Education credit recommendation program. Institutions reach an agreement with Pearson about the awarding of credits prior to offering Propero to students.

How do I access my Propero courses?

Typically, an academic advisor your school will have referred you into a Propero course for any number of reasons: schedule fit, mastery fit (e.g., you have done prior coursework in the topic and simply need a refresher to earn credit), or a required course is overenrolled and the you need an approved alternative to stay on track for degree completion without seeking credits outside your school. You will be directed to a site where you select your course and then purchase access.

Once you purchase their course, you receive an email with your course credentials and are ready to begin!

How many courses are available? Where can I find them?

Propero features a growing library of general education and introductory college courses, as well as workforce education courses designed to get you back to work and advancing in your career.

View our complete course list

What is the term length/subscription for a Propero course?

While Propero courses vary in length, many of the general education and introductory college courses are designed around a 12-lesson plan that most students can reasonably complete in 12 weeks.

Does my enrollment in a Propero course or Propero program impact my overall GPA?

No. Your grades in a Propero course are not tied to your school. Only once you have successfully passed the course do we notify ACE. You are not awarded a grade in a Propero course; rather you are given a grade of pass or fail.

Educators

What are the minimums for Propero?

There are no minimums for Propero. An institution can sign an adoption agreement without any guarantee of enrollments. However, the revenue share to the institution can change based on enrollment.

Is Pearson offering college credit through Propero?

No. Propero allows students to complete courses using Pearson content and student support services, but it is ultimately up to the partner institution to decide which, and how many courses, will be eligible for credit through the American Council on Education credit recommendation program. Institutions reach an agreement with Pearson about the awarding of credits prior to offering Propero to students.

How does the American Council on Education partnership work?

Pearson is not an accredited institution and cannot award credit, so we have partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is an entity which sits between universities and industry and makes recommendations to universities on work and life experience regarding how many credits universities should award a student based on this experience. ACE has reviewed the Propero courses and does make the recommendation to the University for all Propero courses. Most of the courses receive a 3 lower division-semester credit hour recommendation; however, some courses receive a 3-credit upper division credit recommendation. For more information, visit the ACE website.

What do we do if our desired institution is interested in Propero, but our desired courses are not available?

Please contact our product team as we are always looking to expand our course offerings based on demand. This may also be an opportunity for a custom project.

How do students at adopting colleges access Propero courses?

Typically, an academic advisor at the adopting institution will have referred a student into a Propero course for any number of reasons: schedule fit, mastery fit (e.g., student has done prior coursework in the topic and simply needs a refresher to earn credit), or a required course is overenrolled and the student needs an approved alternative to stay on track for degree completion without seeking credits outside the institution. The student will be directed to a site where they select their course and then purchase access through a custom storefront on myPearsonStore.com.

Once they purchase their course, they receive and email with their course credentials and are ready to begin!

How do students receive credit for the courses?

Once a student has successfully finished a Propero course, which means they earn a 70% or higher, Pearson notifies ACE of the student’s success. The student then orders a transcript from ACE and takes the transcript to their institution. The institution then awards the student credit.

What is the term length/subscription for a Propero course?

While Propero courses vary in length, many of the general education and introductory college courses are designed around a 12-lesson plan that most students can reasonably complete in 12 weeks. Students are able to request two 5-week extensions if needed, with up to a maximum of 22 weeks to complete a course.

How many courses are available? Where can I find them?

Propero features a growing library of general education and introductory college courses, as well as workforce education courses designed to get people back to work and advancing in their careers.

Our course catalog can be found on the Courses page and is updated on an ongoing basis.