Colleges & Universities: Granting Credit

 

​​Millions of students are resuming or starting their college journey with learning and credentials that they’ve earned in the workplace, through certifications, and through their own independent initiative and hard work to complete courses and exams. These motivated learners are looking for colleges ready to support their success by granting them credit for their learning so that they have a chance to persist to graduation and earn degrees that unlock new opportunities for them.​

Understanding the ACE National Guide

The ACE National Guide contains course exhi​bits that include everything you need to know in order to grant credit for equivalent courses in your degree programs. You can find descriptions, grading structure, learning outcomes, topics covered, and types of educational experiences and assessments used for many types of educational experiences that have been reviewed by our expert teams. Syllabi and other supplemental materials may also be available. If you need additional information, we encourage you to reach out to the provider directly to discuss their programs.

Recommendations

ACE recommends postsecondary academic credit equivalencies based on faculty expertise. Academic recommendations include a number of semester hours, level, and subject area, which vary based on the experience reviewed. In our competency reviews, faculty also validate the skills and competencies that students are expected to master in order to pass the course or exam. Experiences evaluated and/or endorsed by ACE's Learning Evaluations (formerly CREDIT®) are re-reviewed every three years to ensure that the recommendations remain aligned with current academic expectations in a given discipline.

Faculty Experts

ACE brings together independent teams of subject-matter experts from the faculties of accredited colleges and universities to evaluate the courses and exams listed in the National Guide. Our faculty evaluators are experienced teachers and researchers from all accrediting regions. These faculty teams examine all aspects of the experience, including breadth and depth of content coverage, methods of assessment, assignment rubrics, and examples of student work. At the conclusion of their review, the faculty teams determine an equivalent amount and level of academic credit that a student transferring that experience into a college or university should earn based on a comparison of current academic expectations and standards of accredited postsecondary education programs.

Military Guide

If you’ve received a Joint Services Transcript, information about the courses and occupations contained there can be found in the Military Guide. The two types of ACE transcripts are administered separately, and students may have multiple types of prior learning that apply to the program of study they wish to pursue at your institution. If you need assistance in ​interpreting the exhibits or granting credit, please reach out to us at credit@acenet.edu.

Credit for Prior Learning Resources

A robust and comprehensive credit for prior learning program can help you recruit, retain, and graduate post-traditional students. Explore our resources for guidance on best practices, research, and other tools to help your students succeed.

Credit for Prior Learning
 
 
Search the ACE National Guide

​If you’ve received an ACE transcript through Acclaim or Parchment, search the guide below to find additional details about the course and recommended college credits.

 Looking for the Military Guide?

Are you looking for recommendations from a Joint Services Transcript? Visit the Military Guide to explore military training and occupations carrying ACE recommendations.

The Military Guide
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ACE ID: SDCM-0166
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Education 210: Technology in the Classroom
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Education 210: Technology in the Classroom
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0164
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Computer Science 303: Database Management
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Computer Science 303: Database Management
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0163
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Computer Science 302: System Analysis & Design
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Computer Science 302: System Analysis & Design
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0162
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications
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Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0165
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
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Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0159
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Political Science 103: Comparative Politics
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Political Science 103: Comparative Politics
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0155
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day
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History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0152
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II
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Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0141
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Business 203: Introduction to Retail Merchandising
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Business 203: Introduction to Retail Merchandising
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0139
March 1, 2021 to February 29, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce
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Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: DLSI-0038
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
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Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0037
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Anatomy and Physiology II
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Anatomy and Physiology II
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0036
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
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Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0035
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Anatomy and Physiology I
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Anatomy and Physiology I
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0031
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Technical Writing
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Technical Writing
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0029
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0027
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Life and Teachings of Apostle Paul
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Life and Teachings of Apostle Paul
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: DLSI-0025
March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Microeconomics
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Introduction to Microeconomics
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
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ACE ID: NNFA-0271
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 1
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Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
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Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)