This is an update to the pending expiration dates for several Studycom courses. I can now confirm that those courses were revised. 16 courses have undergone changes over at Studycom and been given new ACE evaluations. We have the list below. The most significant changes were in their computer courses, which we can presume were updates due to new trends in computer science education.
|Course||ID Number||Course||OLD Date Range||NEW DATE RANGE||Credits||Note|
|English 301 Non-Western Literature||SDCM-0237||English 301||08/01/2019-04/30/23||05/01/2023-04/30/2026||3||Subject Change|
previously “English, Literature, or Humanities” to
“Non-western literature in translation”
|Computer Science 114: Programming in R||SDCM-0227||Computer Science 114||08/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023- 02/28/2026||3||Subject Change previously “Computer Science or Computer Programming|
|Computer Science 331: Cybersecurity Risk Analysis Management||SDCM-0222||Computer Science 331||03/01/2019- 02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3||Credit downgraded|
from Upper level to lower level
Subject Change previously “Information Technology or Information Systems Risk Analysis” to “Cybersecurity”
|Computer Science 307: Software Engineering||SDCM-0220||Computer Science 307||03/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Computer Science 108: Introduction to Networking||SDCM-0213||Computer Science 108||03/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3||Subject Change previously “Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or Telecommunications” to “Networking Fundamentals”|
|Geometry 101: Introduction to Geometry||SDCM-0091||Geometry 101||11/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|English 105: College Composition II||SDCM-0089||English 105||03/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics||SDCM-0069||Economics 101||11/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Finance 102: Personal Finance||SDCM-0059||Finance 102||11/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|English 104: College Composition l||SDCM-0057||English 104||03/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Business 308: Globalization and International Management||SDCM-0054||Business 308||07/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Humanities 101: Intro to Humanities||SDCM-0047||Humanities 101||12/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Business 106: Human Resource Management||SDCM-0026||Business 106||07/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|History 101: Western Civilization I||SDCM-0011||History 101||12/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications||SDCM-0008||Business 104||07/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3|
|Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences||SDCM-0004||Science 101||07/01/2019-02/28/2023||03/01/2023-02/28/2026||3||Subject Change previously “Life Sciences” to “Introduction to Life Sciences”|
What is ACE Evaluation?
ACE (American Council on Education) is a third party credit evaluator that evaluates all types of learning that happens outside of a college.
Many companies use ACE to evaluate their courses or credit by exam. When a course or exam is evaluated by ACE for college credit, it only holds that evaluation for a period of time (usually 3 years). At the end of that period, the company must seek to have their courses or exam renewed.
Without ACE evaluation, the likelihood of the course or exam being worth college credit is nearly ZERO.
Why do I care?
When a course or exam expires, one of 3 things will happen.
- The course or exam may be discontinued.
- The course or exam may be revised.
- The course or exam will be renewed for another 3 years.
The Most Important Thing
We can’t know which of the 3 things will happen until after it does. It is important, however, that consumers are aware of these dates. If a course or exam is discontinued, you must have finished it before the discontinuation date for it to be worth college credit. If a course or exam is revised, the scope of the content may change or even the credit value. If a course is renewed, you can continue on business as usual.
What Usually Happens
Usually, a course or exam is renewed and any possible gap in the date range is back-dated by ACE to cover the students who may have completed a course or exam during the gap. In companies that have been around for a very long time, renewal usually happens and the consumer is none the wiser.
Don’t Panic, But Be Aware
ACE evaluations always expire. Every course or exam that receives an ACE evaluation (CLEP, AP, DSST, Studycom, Sophia, Saylor Academy, Straighterline, ALEKS, etc.) are “worth” college credit because of this ACE evaluation. As such, any company in the business of selling college credit products will be HIGHLY MOTIVATED to make sure the course or exam gets renewed.
What to do?
- Watch and wait.
- If you’re close to finishing the course or taking the exam on this list, do it before the expiration date.
- If you use this company’s courses or exam in your homeschool, send them an email and ask them to renew their ACE evaluation – it makes a huge difference!