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: SLTI-0006
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Professional Cooking Fundamentals
Course
Professional Cooking Fundamentals
Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
Course
ACE ID: SLTI-0004
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Basics of Baking and Pastry
Course
Basics of Baking and Pastry
Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
Course
ACE ID: SLTI-0003
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Cooking Meat, Fish, Poultry, and Plant-based Proteins
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Cooking Meat, Fish, Poultry, and Plant-based Proteins
Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
Course
ACE ID: SLTI-0002
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Foundations of Cuisine
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Foundations of Cuisine
Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
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ACE ID: SLTI-0001
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Culinary Nutrition and Wellness
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Culinary Nutrition and Wellness
Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
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ACE ID: DAU-0314
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 2
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Effective Control of Nonconforming Material (NCM)
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Effective Control of Nonconforming Material (NCM)
Defense Acquisition University
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ACE ID: DAU-0226
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Data Collection and Analysis Application
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Data Collection and Analysis Application
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0225
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Data Collection and Analysis
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Data Collection and Analysis
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0315
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Quality Management System (QMS) Auditor
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Quality Management System (QMS) Auditor
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0222
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 2
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Advanced Test and Evaluation
Course
Advanced Test and Evaluation
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0312
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 2
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Services Acquisition Management Tools Course
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Services Acquisition Management Tools Course
Defense Acquisition University
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ACE ID: DAU-0311
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 2
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Defense Acquisition of Services
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Defense Acquisition of Services
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0310
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 1
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Agile for DoD Acquisition Team Members
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Agile for DoD Acquisition Team Members
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0313
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 1
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Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management
Course
Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0024
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 2
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Beer and Wine in Western Culture
Course
Beer and Wine in Western Culture
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0021
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Macroeconomics
Course
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0022
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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American Government
Course
American Government
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0020
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Philosophy
Course
Introduction to Philosophy
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0019
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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American Literature
Course
American Literature
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0018
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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English Composition 2
Course
English Composition 2
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0017
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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English Composition 1
Course
English Composition 1
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0015
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Sociology
Course
Introduction to Sociology
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0012
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Developmental Psychology
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Developmental Psychology
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0010
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Psychology
Course
Introduction to Psychology
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0221
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Intermediate Test and Evaluation
Course
Intermediate Test and Evaluation
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0004
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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College Mathematics
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College Mathematics
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0014
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Principles of Management
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Principles of Management
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc
Course
ACE ID: DAU-0212
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 1
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Intermediate Systems Sustainment Management
Course
Intermediate Systems Sustainment Management
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: DLSI-0011
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to World Religions
Course
Introduction to World Religions
Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc