Non-accredited education providers have been able to obtain useful data about student success and positive student learning outcomes that have led to adaptations in the design and delivery of courses. ACE selected six course providers to join the Alternative Credit Project™, all of whom offer either low- or no-cost courses online.
These providers put forth roughly 130 courses collectively to undergo the ACE CREDIT recommendation process. Courses that received a credit recommendation were included in the alternative credit ecosystem. The 104 approved courses from these providers met stringent quality and instructional design criteria that led to positive learning outcomes for online students.