ACE Partnership List

ACE (American Council on Education) is a third party credit evaluator that evaluates all types of learning that happens outside of a college. A company may market and sell courses “for college credit” that have been evaluated by ACE. While there are almost 1,500 colleges that “may consider” ACE credit, only when a company has a formal written partnership with a college should this credit be considered transferable. Using ACE credit requires creating an account with another third party, Credly, to “hold” your teen’s credit until they’re ready to use it. Most colleges do NOT accept ACE credit.

Who are Studycom, Sophia, Saylor Academy, and Straighterline? They are businesses that sell online courses.

What is a partnership? A partnership is a written agreement between a business and a college. It guarantees that certain courses or credits will be accepted at the college. Partnerships are perishable, please be sure you confirm a partnership is active before you register. Note that a company website may be old! Confirm with the college, not the company.

What if my target college doesn’t have a partnership? It is highly unlikely that the credit earned outside of a partnership agreement will count at your college. You should contact your college’s REGISTRAR (not admissions) to see if these type of courses are considered. It is highly unlikely that a college will give you a firm answer unless your student is already enrolled.
>200 courses >40 >20 >50 courses
Art Institutes (multiple locations) X  
Alabama State University (Alabama) X  
Alderson Broaddus University (West Virginia)   X
American Business & Technology University (Missouri)X X 
American College of Education (Indiana)X  X
American Intercontinental University (Illinois)X  X
American Military University (West Virginia)XX X
American Public University (West Virginia)XX X
American Sentinel University (Colorado)XX  
Antioch University (Ohio)   X
Athens State University X X
Baker College   X
Bastyr University   X
Bay State College   X
Bellevue UniversityXXXX
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology   X
Bennett College X  
Bergin Colege of Canine StudiesX   
Berkeley College   X
Bethel University  XX
Bismark State College   X
Blue Mountain College   X
Bossier Parish Community College  X 
Brandman University XXX
California Southern UniversityX  X
Capella University   X
Capitol Technology University   X
Cecil College   X
Cedar Valley College   X
Central Louisiana Technical Community College  X 
Central Penn College   X
Champlain College OnlineX   
Charter Oak State College (COSC)XXXX
Cheyney University X  
City Vision University  X 
Cleary University   X
Colorado Christian University Online   X
Colorado State University GlobalXXXX
Colorado Technical University X X
Concordia University Chicago   X
Concordia University St. Paul   X
CUNY School of Professional Studies  X 
Davenport University   X
DeVry University X X
Excelsior University (formerly Excelsior College)XXXX
Fayetteville State University  X 
Fisher College   X
Florida International University  X 
Franklin University X X
Golden Gate University (GGU)X X 
Goldey-Beacom College  X 
Goodwin College   X
Grace College   X
Grambling State University   X
Grand Canyon University (GCU)X   
Granite State College  XX
Great Bay Community College  X 
Greenville University  XX
Harrisburg University Of Science And Technology   X
Herzing UniversityXX X
Hope College of Arts & Sciences   X
Houston Community College X  
Indiana Institute of TechnologyXX X
Indiana Wesleyan University X X
International College for Christian StudiesX   
Jacksonville College   X
Jarvis Christian College X  
Johnson and Wales UniversityX
Kendall College   X
Lane College X  
Lesley University   X
Liberty University (LU)XX X
Life Pacific University   X
Lipscomb University   X
Louisiana’s Community & Technical Colleges  X 
Lynn University   X
MacCormac College    
Martinsburg College  X 
Monroe College   X
Montgomery County Community College  X 
Morris Brown College X  
Mount Vernon Nazarene University   X
National American University   X
National Louis University   X
National Paralegal College X  
New England College  XX
New England Institute of Business at Cambridge CollegeX  X
New York Chiropractic College   X
Nichols CollegeX   
Nichols College   X
North Central State College   X
Northcentral University   X
Northwestern Health Sciences University   X
Northwestern State University Of Louisiana   X
Norwich University   X
Pacific Oaks College   X
Patten University   X
Paul Smith’s College  XX
Peirce CollegeX   
Philander Smith College X  
Pillar CollegeX   
Pine Manor College   X
Point Loma Nazarene University   X
Post UniversityX   
Purdue University GlobalXXXX
Rasmussen University   X
Regent UniversityX   
Regis University X X
Rio Salado College   X
Saint Joseph’s College of MaineX  X
Saybrook University   X
Shenandoah University  X 
Simpson University   X
South Florida College of Nursing X  
South Louisiana Community College  X 
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) XX 
St. Catherine University   X
Stevenson University Online   X
Strayer University   X
Sullivan UniversityX   
Sullivan University   X
SUNY Empire State College  XX
Tennessee State University   X
The American Women’s College of Bay Path University   X
The Catholic University of America  X 
The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology   X
The University of Memphis  X 
Thomas Edison State University (TESU)X XX
Touro University Worldwide   X
Trident at AIU   X
Trident UniversityX   
Union College   X
Union Institute & University   X
United State Sports AcademyXX X
Universitas Terbuka  X 
University of Arizona Global CampusXX X
University Of Bridgeport   X
University of Louisiana Monroe   X
University Of Maine At Presque Isle (UMPI)   X
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)XXXX
University of New England   X
University of PhoenixXX X
University of the Bahamas  X 
University Of The Incarnate Word   X
University Of The Potomac   X
University Of Western States   X
University of Wisconsin Stout   X
Upper Iowa UniversityXX X
Urban College of Boston  XX
Utah Valley University    
Vanguard University School for Professional Studies   X
Walden UniversityXX X
West Coast University   X
Westcliff University   X
Western Governors University (WGU)X XX
Wilberforce University X  
Wilmington University XXX
Wisconsin Lutheran College   X
York College   X