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ACE Credit Accepting Institutions

December 30, 1899

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ACE is committed to expanding flexible pathways to postsecondary credentials through effective applications of credit for prior learning at colleges and universities. As part of our work, we have managed networks of institutions that support the success of adult learners through the acceptance of ACE credit recommendations for military training and occupations, workplace training, and non-traditional education experiences.

Over time, the services provided to ACE member institutions have evolved to focus on smaller, more defined, and transparent ecosystems with guaranteed credit acceptance pathways, such as the Alternative Credit Project.  As part of ACE’s new strategic framework, we will scale these efforts and leverage our historical work into thought leadership to build the capacity of our member institutions. 

ACE will continue to provide online resources and tools to help institutions develop credit for prior learning policies and enable efficient pathways for learners to utilize their credit recommendations.  

We will continue to provide learner support through our Resource Center and innovative credentialing options. Contact the Resource Center at (866) 205-6267 or 

Information for Institutions

ACE publishes a list of higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations and other credit for prior learning options for transfer to degree programs. This list includes over 400 regionally accredited colleges and universities who have articulated policies for accepting prior learning for credit, including ACE credit recommendations. Note, other institutions not listed here may accept ACE's college credit recommendations. 

Information for Students

Find institutions that consider accepting ACE credit recommendations for transfer credit:

ACE Credit for Prior Learning Network of Institutions

NOTE:  Each institution has the sole discretion to determine whether it will accept ACE credit recommendations based on the degree program a student applies to at the institution.

Before starting the application process, be sure to contact the institution's admissions office to ask about their transfer policies.  Students should also learn more about the requirements for the degree program they want to pursue and how their credit recommendations could apply. 

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