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  • ​The American Council on Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE’s credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide and on military transcripts. 

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  • Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

    Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

    Originally designed as a collaborative online resource, the toolkit helps institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices including veteran-specific orientation, on-campus veteran service centers, prospective student outreach efforts, faculty training, and counseling and psychological services for veteran students.

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    Military Guide

    The ACE Military Guide presents ACE recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review. New courses and occupations are continually being evaluated by ACE, and these entries are added on a daily basis. The Guide includes all evaluated courses and occupations from 1954 to the present.

  • Academic Research on Military-Connected Students

    ACE has conducted empirical research on how student veterans and other military-connected individuals access and succeed in higher education. This research helps colleges and universities develop appropriate policies and practices to serve these students.

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  • October 4, 2017

    Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit

    The Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit was developed by the three national associations whose member institutions are directly involved in the transfer and award of academic credit: the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Council on Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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    August 16, 2016

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    ACE Working With Northeastern, GE on Federal Initiative Seeking New Education and Training Models

    ​ACE is providing its quality assurance expertise as part of a collaboration with Northeastern University and General Electric through the Department of Education’s EQUIP program.

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    June 21, 2016

    College Credit for Veterans: Letters to The New York Times

    ACE and three veterans organizations submitted letters to the editor responding to a May 30 op-ed in The New York Times regarding the Council’s respected military credit evaluation program.

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    October 9, 2015

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    ACE Military Evaluations Awarded New Contract, Will Expand Work With DANTES

    ACE has been awarded a contract by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to continue and expand its longtime Military Evaluations work aimed at helping service members and veterans gain access to higher education.

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    October 6, 2014

    Academic Review Task Force Commends ACE Credit Review Process, Identifies Areas for Continued Attention

    An Academic Review Task Force says the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service is a leader in providing students with a means for obtaining credit for formal training in workplace and military settings that takes place outside traditional degree programs.

  • January 28, 2013

    ACE’s Online Military Guide to Credit Recommendations Has Enhanced Search Capabilities, New Look

    ACE’s Military Guide has a revamped search function and an updated look, making it easier to locate and review the thousands of courses the Council has evaluated and recommended for college credit since 1954.

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    CREDIT Faculty Webinar Flyer

    This webinar is designed to showcase our team of teaching faculty from relevant academic disciplines, representing a diversity of colleges and universities. Topics will include: who reviews CREDIT - examining vetting and credential requirements; how faculty assess and validate whether courses, occupations, or professional examinations have the appropriate content, scope, and rigor for college credit recommendations. Upon completion of the workshop, you will have experienced a rare glimpse into how our faculty selection and review process works.

  • Certificate of Time Worked Form Completed Sample

    This is a completed sample of the Certificate of Time Worked form.

  • Military Virtual Reviews

    How to prepare for an ACE virtual course review.

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    Academic Recognition of Military Experience in STEM Education

    Academic Recognition of Military Experience in STEM Education takes an in-depth look at how successfully increasing acceptance of military credit recommendations at institutions of higher education can be achieved through federal agencies, workforce development experts, and other key stakeholders using available resources and tools to build degree pathways that accurately map military training to STEM courses helping eliminate the stigma surrounding award of credit for prior-learning, and boosting support among leaders and institutions for increased acceptance of military credit recommendations. This approach will lead to the development of best practices and, ultimately, increased STEM attainment and veterans’ education success.

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