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Alternative Credit Project™

December 30, 1899


ACE established the Alternative Credit Project​™​​ (ACP) to encourage greater acceptance of adult learners’ alternative credit and create a more flexible pathway towards degree completion.

The project began in 2014 and grew to include 53 colleges and universities who guaranteed to accept all or some of the 104 ACE credit recommended courses in the project that were offered by six participating non-traditional general education course providers. Colleges agreed to accept the courses for direct transfer credit toward a student’s degree program and share anonymized data with ACE on the ACP students’ retention, persistence, and success.

The ACP grant-funded project formally ended on March 31, 2018. However, many of the participating institutions continue to guarantee acceptance of the non-traditional course provider​ offerings. Learners can select from the institutions listed below for updated information about the courses these institutions agree to accept.

Learners can also reference the ACE CREDIT® National Guide for updates on the credit recommendations for courses previously included in the ACP, as well as all ACE credit recommended courses from employers and non-traditional providers.​

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