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Alternative Credit Project™ Course List

December 30, 1899


On October 21, 2015, the American Council on Education announced the 111 low- or no-cost, lower-division general education courses that would be included in the Alternative Credit Project. More than 130 courses were initially submitted by the 7 non-accredited providers in early 2015 for consideration.

The 7 non-accredited providers selected to join the project include: Ed4Online; edX; JumpCourse; Pearson Learning Solutions; Saylor Academy; Sophia Learning; StraighterLine.

From the pool of submitted courses ACE, with institutional input, selected courses aligned with high-demand lower-division subject areas to undergo ACE’s credit recommendation process. The final pool of courses was based on the outcomes of the ACE faculty evaluation teams and institutional acceptance rates.

The project formally ended on March 31, 2018. At this time, please reference the ACE National Guide​ for updates on the credit recommendations for courses that were a part of this project. Click on the link below to visit the Alternative Credit Project website, which contains useful information for students and links to institutions that participated in the project. 

The courses in the Alternative Credit Project included:

Physical and Natural Sciences
1.     ACPE-0005 Introduction to Biology (Pearson)
2.     ACPE-0007 Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism (Saylor Academy)
3.     ACPE-0008 Physics: Introduction to Mechanics (Saylor Academy)
4.     ACPE-0011 Introduction to Biology (StraighterLine)
5.     ACPE-0012 Introduction to Biology Lab (StraighterLine)
6.     ACPE-0020 Environmental Science (Pearson)
7.     ACPE-0023 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology (Saylor Academy)
8.     ACPE-0027 Introduction to Environmental Science (StraighterLine)
9.     ACPE-0028 Microbiology (StraighterLine)
10.  ACPE-0029 Microbiology Lab (StraighterLine)
11.  ACPE-0034 General Chemistry (Saylor Academy)
12.  ACPE-0036 General Chemistry (StraighterLine)
13.  ACPE-0037 General Chemistry Lab (StraighterLine)
14.  ACPE-0038 General Physics (StraighterLine)
15.  ACPE-0039 General Physics Lab (StraighterLine)
16.  ACPE-0043 Introduction to Physics (JumpCourse)
17.  ACPE-0089 Anatomy and Physiology (Ed4Online)
18.  ACPE-0090 Anatomy and Physiology (Pearson)
19.  ACPE-0091 Anatomy and Physiology I (StraighterLine)
20.  ACPE-0092 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (StraighterLine)
21.  ACPE-0093 Anatomy and Physiology II (StraighterLine)
22.  ACPE-0094 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (StraighterLine)
23.  ACPE-0116 Introduction to Nutrition (StraighterLine)
Mathematical Concepts
1.     ACPE-0013 College Algebra (JumpCourse)
2.     ACPE-0014 Statistics (Pearson)
3.     ACPE-0015 Calculus I (Saylor Academy)
4.     ACPE-0016 College Algebra (Saylor Academy)
5.     ACPE-0017 Introduction to Statistics (Saylor Academy)
6.     ACPE-0018 College Algebra (StraighterLine)
7.     ACPE-0019 Pre-Calculus (StraighterLine)
8.     ACPE-0031 Introduction to Differential Equations (edX)
9.     ACPE-0032 Introduction to Statistics (JumpCourse)
10.  ACPE-0033 College Algebra (Pearson)
11.  ACPE-0040 General Calculus I (StraighterLine)
12.  ACPE-0041 General Calculus II (StraighterLine)
13.  ACPE-0137 Linear Differential Equations (edX)
14.  ACPE-0138 Nonlinear Differential Equations: Order and Chaos (edX)
Critical Thinking, Writing, and Communication
1.     ACPE-0002 Critical Thinking (Pearson)
2.     ACPE-0003 English Composition I (Pearson)
3.     ACPE-0004 English Composition II (Pearson)
4.     ACPE-0006 Corporate Communication (Saylor Academy)
5.     ACPE-0009 Business Communication (StraighterLine)
6.     ACPE-0010 Introduction to Communications (StraighterLine)
7.     ACPE-0024 English Composition I (Sophia Learning)
8.     ACPE-0025 English Composition I (StraighterLine)
9.     ACPE-0026 English Composition II (StraighterLine)
10.  ACPE-0074 Introduction to Literature (Pearson)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
1.     ACPE-0044 Macroeconomics (JumpCourse)
2.     ACPE-0045 Microeconomics (JumpCourse)
3.     ACPE-0047 Macroeconomics (Pearson)
4.     ACPE-0048 Microeconomics (Pearson)
5.     ACPE-0051 Professional and Career Development (Ed4Online)
6.     ACPE-0052 American Government (JumpCourse)
7.     ACPE-0053 American Government (Pearson)
8.     ACPE-0054 Student Success (Pearson)
9.     ACPE-0055 Abnormal Psychology (Ed4Online)
10.  ACPE-0056 Introduction to Psychology (JumpCourse)
11.  ACPE-0058 Aging and Society (Ed4Online)
12.  ACPE-0064 Student Success (StraighterLine)
13.  ACPE-0067 Macroeconomics (StraighterLine)
14.  ACPE-0068 Microeconomics (StraighterLine)
15.  ACPE-0071 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Saylor Academy)
16.  ACPE-0072 American Government (StraighterLine)
17.  ACPE-0076 Introduction to Psychology (StraighterLine)
18.  ACPE-0077 Intro to Psychology (Ed4Online)
19.  ACPE-0079 Cultural Anthropology (StraighterLine)
20.  ACPE-0080 Introduction to Sociology (StraighterLine)
1.     ACPE-0049 American History I (Pearson)
2.     ACPE-0050 American History II (Pearson)
3.     ACPE-0061 Approaches to Studying Religions (Sophia Learning)
4.     ACPE-0062 Introduction to Philosophy (StraighterLine)
5.     ACPE-0063 Introduction to Religion (StraighterLine)
6.     ACPE-0069 U.S. History I (StraighterLine)
7.     ACPE-0070 U.S. History II (StraighterLine)
8.     ACPE-0073 Ethics (Pearson)
9.     ACPE-0083 Western Civilization I (StraighterLine)
10.  ACPE-0084 Western Civilization II (StraighterLine)
11.  ACPE-0105 Introduction to Art History (Sophia Learning)
Foreign Languages
1.     ACPE-0129 Spanish I (StraighterLine)
2.     ACPE-0130 Spanish II (StraighterLine)
1.     ACPE-0100 Computer Basics (Ed4Online)
2.     ACPE-0109 Introduction to Business Information Systems (Pearson)
3.     ACPE-0118 Managing Information Systems (Ed4Online)
1.     ACPE-0085 Accounting I (Pearson)
2.     ACPE-0086 Accounting I (StraighterLine)
3.     ACPE-0087 Accounting II (Pearson)
4.     ACPE-0088 Accounting II (StraighterLine)
5.     ACPE-0095 Business Ethics (StraighterLine)
6.     ACPE-0097 Business Law (Pearson)
7.     ACPE-0098 Business Law (StraighterLine)
8.     ACPE-0099 Business Law and Ethics (Saylor Academy)
9.     ACPE-0102 Human Resource Management (Ed4Online)
10.  ACPE-0104 Human Resource Management (Pearson)
11.  ACPE-0106 Introduction to Business (Pearson)
12.  ACPE-0107 Introduction to Business (Saylor Academy)
13.  ACPE-0108 Introduction to Business (StraighterLine)
14.  ACPE-0112 Introduction to Finance (Pearson)
15.  ACPE-0113 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Saylor Academy)
16.  ACPE-0117 Managerial Accounting (Ed4Online)
17.  ACPE-0120 Organizational Behavior (Pearson)
18.  ACPE-0121 Organizational Behavior (StraighterLine)
19.  ACPE-0122 Principles of Management (Pearson)
20.  ACPE-0123 Principles of Management (Saylor Academy)
21.  ACPE-0124 Principles of Management (StraighterLine)
22.  ACPE-0126 Principles of Marketing (Pearson)
23.  ACPE-0127 Principles of Marketing (Saylor Academy)
24.  ACPE-0128 Project Management (Sophia Learning)
25.  ACPE-0132 Principles of Accounting 1 (Ed4Online)
26.  ACPE-0133 Principles of Accounting 2 (Ed4Online)
27.  ACPE-0134 Principles of Marketing (Ed4Online)
28.  ACPE-0135 Business Management (Ed4Online)

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