For Students


Students who have participated in military service, workplace training programs, apprenticeships, standardized exams, or other types of experiential learning outside the college classroom may receive college credit recommendations or validated competencies through Learning Evaluation.

Using ACE credit recommendations allows students to:

  • Receive college credit for professional education and training, including military experiences.
  • Save money on college tuition and benefits.
  • Qualify for new employment opportunities.
  • Simplify and speed up the process of completing a college degree​.

 The ACE National Guide

The ACE National Guide lists ACE recommendations for courses and exams offered by a variety of corporations, government and nonprofit organizations, and online course providers.

Visit the ACE National Guide

 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.

Transfer Guide

Transfer credit refers to the credit a college or university grants for prior learning. Each educational institution makes its own decisions about accepting transfer credit.

Student Guide to Credit for Prior Learning

Many colleges and universities award academic credit for knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom, often referred to as credit for prior learning.​

Student Resource Center

The Student Resource Center can answer your questions about using ACE recommendations for military and corporate training, creating and ordering your ACE transcript, and applying recommendations towards college or employment. For military questions, email For questions about non-military courses and exams, email The Student Resource Center is open Monday through Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET. Call 866-205-6267.

Request Transcripts

​Learn how to send the ACE Working Transcript or Joint Services Transcript to colleges and universities, or obtain a copy for yourself.


​Student FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the credentials you can earn.

Student FAQ