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 College Credit Recommendation Service (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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Course
ACE ID: SOPH-0026
June 1 to May 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 1
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Essentials of Managing Conflict
Course
Essentials of Managing Conflict
SOPHIA Learning, LLC
Course
ACE ID: BISK-0179
April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Integrated Logistics Strategy (Michigan State University)
Course
Integrated Logistics Strategy (Michigan State University)
Bisk Education
Course
ACE ID: SDCM-0240
March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Analytics 103: Intro to Relational Databases & SQL
Course
Analytics 103: Intro to Relational Databases & SQL
Study.com, LLC
transportation
ACE ID: VASC-0005
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems
transportation
Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems
VA Acquisition Academy Supply Chain Management School
transportation
ACE ID: VASC-0001
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Principles of Inventory Management (PIM) Government Off the Shelf (GOTS)
transportation
Principles of Inventory Management (PIM) Government Off the Shelf (GOTS)
VA Acquisition Academy Supply Chain Management School
transportation
ACE ID: VASC-0002
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Introduction to IFCAP and GIP
transportation
Introduction to IFCAP and GIP
VA Acquisition Academy Supply Chain Management School
transportation
ACE ID: VASC-0004
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Introduction to Materials, Management and Operations
transportation
Introduction to Materials, Management and Operations
VA Acquisition Academy Supply Chain Management School
transportation
ACE ID: VASC-0003
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Introduction to IFCAP and Automated Engineering Management Systems/Medical Equipment Reporting Systems
transportation
Introduction to IFCAP and Automated Engineering Management Systems/Medical Equipment Reporting Systems
VA Acquisition Academy Supply Chain Management School
business
ACE ID: DAU-0308
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Applied Operating and Support Cost Analysis
business
Applied Operating and Support Cost Analysis
Defense Acquisition University
business
ACE ID: DAU-0309
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Applied Business Analysis Techniques
business
Applied Business Analysis Techniques
Defense Acquisition University
business
ACE ID: DAU-0306
November 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer (FTS/T)
business
Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer (FTS/T)
Defense Acquisition University
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0283
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 2
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Introduction to Geographic Intelligence for Fire & Emergency Services
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Introduction to Geographic Intelligence for Fire & Emergency Services
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0284
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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New Executive Chief Officer
Course
New Executive Chief Officer
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0285
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 2
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Training Program Design
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Training Program Design
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0280
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and System
Course
Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and System
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0281
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety
Course
Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0278
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 2
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Decision Making & Financial Management for Fire & EMS Organizations
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Decision Making & Financial Management for Fire & EMS Organizations
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0279
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Fire & EMS Training Program Management
Course
Fire & EMS Training Program Management
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0282
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 2
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Integrating Technology Into to Fire & EMS Training
Course
Integrating Technology Into to Fire & EMS Training
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NALP-0001
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 14
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Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program
Course
Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program
The Nationals Association of Landscape Professionals
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0276
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response
Course
Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
Course
ACE ID: NNFA-0277
November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Certificate of Occupancy Compliance
Course
Certificate of Occupancy Compliance
National Emergency Training Center (NFA)
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5192
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Digital Radio Theory Program
languages
Digital Radio Theory Program
National Cryptologic School
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5187
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 6
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Introduction to Analysis in Security and Counterintelligence
languages
Introduction to Analysis in Security and Counterintelligence
National Cryptologic School
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5186
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 12
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Spanish Intermediate Language Proficiency Enhancement Training
languages
Spanish Intermediate Language Proficiency Enhancement Training
National Cryptologic School
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5188
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 6
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Special Agent's Training Course
languages
Special Agent's Training Course
National Cryptologic School
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5184
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 1
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Introduction Cryptologic Korean
languages
Introduction Cryptologic Korean
National Cryptologic School
languages
ACE ID: NNCS-5185
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 9
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Russian Cryptologic Sustainment and Enhancement Course
languages
Russian Cryptologic Sustainment and Enhancement Course
National Cryptologic School
education
ACE ID: GRAD-0012
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Foundations of Education and Training
education
Foundations of Education and Training
Graduation Alliance
education
ACE ID: GRAD-0013
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Early Childhood Education Principles
education
Early Childhood Education Principles
Graduation Alliance