Shmoop Receives ACE CREDIT® Recommendations for Twelve New Literature and Humanities Courses

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Shmoop's new college-level literature and humanities courses add to their existing offerings in history and math to bring the total course count to twenty-five.

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For years, Shmoop ( has been the go-to resource for all things literature. From in-depth analysis to middle- and high school-level online courses, they've continued to provide everything students need to understand and appreciate literature.

Now that Shmoop's original students have moved on from high school and find themselves looking to earn college degrees, Shmoop is on the job. They've recently received ACE CREDIT recommendations for twelve college-level literature and humanities courses, adding to their existing suite of college-level math and history courses. All twenty-five courses, including American Literature, Introduction to Poetry, and Women's Literature, can now be considered for college credit at up to 2,000 schools nationwide.

With a College Plus Shmoop subscription—which costs less than half the price of normal college credit-eligible courses online—users will get access to all twenty-five of Shmoop's ACE CREDIT recommended courses. Students can work through the courses at their own pace, focusing on one at a time or working on multiple courses at once. After completing any of Shmoop's ACE CREDIT recommended courses with a 70% overall grade or above, users can head over to the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service website to request that the course be added to their transcript.

Aside from the well-below-market rate pricing, Shmoop offers another distinctive perk in the world of online education: engagement. Shmoop's content is rigorous—no one's just handing out college diplomas here—but engaging, keeping students on their toes with conversational language, pop culture references, and a knack for making classic literature come to life.

Shmoop plans to increase their offerings to include courses in economics, psychology, geography, government, art history, and more. Individual students can subscribe to Shmoop's College Plus plan, and corporations interested in helping their employees earn college degrees while working can contact for information on bulk discounts.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 15 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

About ACE

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. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. 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. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at

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