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.

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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: STAT-0046
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for Analyzing Clusters and Detecting Anomalies
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Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for Analyzing Clusters and Detecting Anomalies
Statistics.com
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ACE ID: STAT-0039
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Introduction to Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials
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Introduction to Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials
Statistics.com
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ACE ID: STAT-0017
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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SQL - Introduction to Database Queries
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SQL - Introduction to Database Queries
Statistics.com
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ACE ID: STAT-0002
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Biostatistics for Medical Science and Public Health 1 & 2
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Biostatistics for Medical Science and Public Health 1 & 2
Statistics.com
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ACE ID: PRNU-0002
June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Class
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Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Class
Precision Nutrition
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ACE ID: PRNU-0001
June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Level 1 Certification: The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching
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Level 1 Certification: The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching
Precision Nutrition
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ACE ID: WIA-0001
June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2026
Recommended credits: 14
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Telecomm Tower Technician Apprenticeship
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Telecomm Tower Technician Apprenticeship
Wireless Infrastructure Association
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ACE ID: HART-0001
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2026
Recommended credits: 21
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Disability Analyst Apprenticeship Program
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Disability Analyst Apprenticeship Program
The Hartford
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ACE ID: COGI-0007
June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Base Level Enterprise Accounting
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Base Level Enterprise Accounting
Coggins International
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ACE ID: COGI-0006
June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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DLA Energy Application Training
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DLA Energy Application Training
Coggins International
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ACE ID: SDCM-0188
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 4
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Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab
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Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0174
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Earth Science 104: Intro to Meteorology
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Earth Science 104: Intro to Meteorology
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0185
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences
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Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0184
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation
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Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0180
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality
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Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0178
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
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Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0135
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology
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Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0177
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Criminal Justice 306: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
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Criminal Justice 306: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0176
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Criminal Justice 301: White Collar Crime
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Criminal Justice 301: White Collar Crime
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0173
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Health 301: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
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Health 301: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0172
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Health 303: Healthcare Organization and Management
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Health 303: Healthcare Organization and Management
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0171
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems
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Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: SDCM-0169
May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Health 310: Human Resource Management in Healthcare
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Health 310: Human Resource Management in Healthcare
Study.com, LLC
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ACE ID: WGUA-0001
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Communication and Reflective Development
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Introduction to Communication and Reflective Development
WGU Academy
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ACE ID: ARAY-0001
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 6
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Full Stack Web Developer
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Full Stack Web Developer
The Array School of Technology and Design