For Colleges and Universities

Grant Credit for Prior Learning

Every year, more and more students come to college with prior learning under their belts, looking for opportunities to make progress towards their degrees by applying work they’ve already done and abilities they’ve already developed. Colleges and universities have an opportunity to recruit these students and support their success by granting credit for prior learning as part of meaningful pathways to completion.

Learning Evaluations does the hard work of assessing the quality and equivalency of nontraditional experiences. ACE's recommendations are intended to guide institutional decisions about the award of credit. While they are best utilized as part of an integrated program of nontraditional student support, any institution can use the information provided as part of the development of a credit for prior learning (CPL) program or for individual decisions about transfer credit for incoming students. We encourage you to explore the resources below and reach out to us through the Student Resource Center​​​​​​​ if you need help.

Understanding ACE Recommendations

​If you've received an ACE Working Transcript or a Joint Services Transcript, learn more about how to interpret and apply the recommendations to your programs and courses.

Awarding Credit for Prior Learning

Is your institution ready to move beyond individual transcript evaluation and take a systematic approach to CPL? 


 The ACE Military Guide

The ACE Military Guide lists credit recommendations and detailed summaries for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military.

ACE Military Guide

 The ACE National Guide

Discover corporate training, certifications, exams, and alternative educational programs with ACE Qrecommendations and validated competencies.

ACE National Guide