Oct 19, 2019  
ACE Catalog - Volume 23 
  
ACE Catalog - Volume 23

Prior Credit Evaluation/Transfer Credit


 

 


Prior Credit Evaluation Policy

As a college that serves the adult learner, American College of Education is committed to the acceptance of prior postsecondary education credits from other institutions, from prior enrollments at ACE, or from assessment of prior learning through work, life, or military experiences assessed by a nationally recognized credit recommender or exam, outlined in the prior learning section of this policy. The college evaluates applicants or students credit transfer requests using the Prior Credit Considerations Grid and will award credits accordingly. 

The college may grant transfer credit or credit fulfillment for all ACE courses except for dedicated first courses, capstone courses, student teaching or field experience courses, and dissertation courses. For credit to be awarded, the course requested must be equivalent to the requested ACE course or requirement in credit hour length, course content, and grade-level equivalency.  

Prior Learning Considerations: The institution may award no more than 50% of total credits required for the program based on a student’s prior learning as documented by a credit recommender (i.e. National College Credit Recommendation Service or American Council on Education Credit Network) or through experience evaluated by recognized exams (i.e. CLEP, Dantes). 

If a student does leave ACE for any reason, a new evaluation of credit transfers would be needed to ensure compliance with the policy upon the student’s return.  

Prior Credit Considerations Grid

Type of Program

Accreditation
Requirements

Type of Credit
Received

External Transfer Time Consideration

Grade or GPA Requirements Max # of External Credits Permitted ACE Internal Credit Time Consideration Max # Of Internal Credits Permitted
Certificate (Non-Licensure Programs) Regional Transfer Credit 5 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 N/A 75% of Certificate Credits
Bachelor’s Completion Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education General Education and Elective Fulfillment No expiration for previously completed courses C or better 84 N/A N/A
RN to MSN Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education General Education and Elective Fulfillment No expiration for previously completed courses C or better 90 N/A N/A
Master of Arts Regional Transfer Credit 5 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration* No maximum
Master of Education Regional Transfer Credit 5 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration* No maximum
Ed.S. Regional Transfer Credit 7 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration** No maximum

Ed.D.

(Pathway Option)

Regional 27 credits awarded for prior work, 37 credits required at ACE *** No expiration 3.0 GPA in prior coursework 27 N/A N/A

Ed.D.

(Non-Pathway)

Regional Transfer Credit 7 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 18 No expiration** No limit on ACE doctoral credits and a maximum of 18 credits from a master’s degree as a FOS/General track.
*Unless listed on 5-year Master Courses (courses that expire within 5 years due to updates in course and fields)
**Unless listed on 7-year Doctoral Courses (courses that expire within 7 years due to updates in course and fields)
***If students do not have 6 credit hours in research completed prior to admission to pathway, any credit deficit will need to be completed at ACE.

Master Courses with 5-year Limit for Internal Transfer

Master Courses with 5-year Limit for Internal Transfer
HLTH5443 Technology, Leadership, and Health Informatics
ET All courses that start with ET prefix
DL All courses that start with DL prefix
EL

All courses that start with EL Prefix

ELX All courses that start with ELX Prefix
LEAD5103 Law, Compliance, and Governance in Higher Education

Doctoral Courses with 7-year Limit for Internal Transfer

Doctoral Courses with 7-year Limit for Internal Transfer
TECH All courses that start with TECH prefix
RES All courses that start with RES prefix
ORG6213 Emerging Technology in Organizations
HLTH6443 Systems, Policy and Leadership in Health Informatics
LEAD6153 Policy and Governance
HE6103 Law, Compliance, and Governance in Higher Education