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December 30, 1899


ACE review teams embrace the philosophy that what an individual learns is more important than when, where, and how the individual learned it. An ACE evaluation is a rigorous, hands-on process conducted by a team of teaching faculty from relevant academic disciplines, representing a diversity of colleges and universities. Faculty evaluators review both military training and occupations, as well as training and exams for a variety of organizations through the CREDIT program.

The team assesses and validates whether the courses, occupations, or professional examinations have the appropriate content, scope, and rigor for college credit recommendations that may be eligible for academic transfer. (Actual credit transferred is solely at the discretion of the college or university.) Credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide for military courses and occupations and in the National Guide for CREDIT courses.

Testimonials from the Field 


"I did not know what to expect on my first review, but I was definitely surprised at how much I learned from my team, which consisted of faculty members from schools of varied sizes, concentrations, and geographic locations. We were a "team" from the moment we shook hands, we got to know each other during 2 days of sharing insights into how our respective schools would rate the curriculum, and we parted as friends.  ACE provides a unique opportunity to fully utilize your training as an educator and professional. Also important for me is that I know I am making a real contribution to the quality of education that our business and military leaders receive."

Brien Walton, Instructor, University of Virginia



"As an ACE reviewer, I have had the pleasure of working with interdisciplinary experts who challenge me to be a better educator. It provides me with additional experience in adult learning evaluation and this has changed the way I work with and assess adult learners. I particularly enjoy working on military evaluations. It is an honor to review the high-level education our men and women in the military receive and it is a joy to be able to do something to help them when they leave the service." 

Dawn Garzon, Professor of Nursing, Washington State University

"Being an ACE faculty evaluator for military programs is a rewarding endeavor, especially when I see how it helps service members further their education. I also get to work with faculty members from around the country."

George Boulware, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Lipscomb University



"My years of association with ACE has allowed me to better understand the sacrifices of our military and to also see first-hand the excellence in training our armed forces provide. Bridging the gap between the military training and the world of civilian higher education has also provided me the opportunity to work with excellent (ex-military and non-military) members of academia from around the country. The high academic standards set out by ACE and the help and coordination provided by their excellent professional staff makes the entire evaluation process a most rewarding experience."

Juan Henriquez, Director of Academic Computing, University of New Orleans


"Serving as a faculty evaluator for the American Council on Education (ACE) is both an honor and a privilege. As someone who personally benefited from ACE recommendations as a young Sailor, I was compelled to serve. Upon completing my first review, I was overwhelmed with the professionalism, academic rigor, and high ethical standards of an ACE review team. Working with other professors from colleges and universities across the nation benefited my professional development in seeing how new courses and programs are developed. ACE participation should be on every college professor’s bucket list!"

Robert Dawkins, Associate Professor, American Military University



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