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Watch List: 20+ Courses Expiring

If your teen is taking a course from, take note. Between now and then we hope to see a renewal, but if we don’t, it’s possible that they won’t be worth college credit at your target college. Read more for details. CourseInitial EvaluationExpiration DateACE-Recommended College Credits
Business 325: Union & Labor Relations09/01/202008/31/20233
Business 323: Organizational Theory09/01/202008/31/20233
Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics09/01/202008/31/20233
Business 314: Employment Law09/01/202008/31/20233
Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship09/01/202008/31/20233
Business 311: Project Management09/01/202008/31/20233
English 205: English Composition II11/01/202010/31/20233
Physics 101: Introduction to Physics11/01/202010/31/20233
Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science11/01/202010/31/20233
Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy11/01/202010/31/20233
English 310: Short Stories11/01/202010/31/20233
Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math11/01/202010/31/20233
Hospitality 105: Introduction to the Tourism & Travel Industry11/01/202010/31/20233
Physics 112: Physics II11/01/202010/31/20233
Physics 111: Physics I11/01/202010/31/20233
Hospitality 304: Hotel and Lodging Management and Operations11/01/202010/31/20233
Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality11/01/202010/31/20233
Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting11/01/202010/31/20233
Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting11/01/202010/31/20233
Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science11/01/202010/31/20233
Business 302: Foundations of Leadership09/01/202010/31/20233
Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising09/01/202010/31/20233
Business 306: Strategic Human Resource Management09/01/202010/31/20233

What is the Watch List?

This list helps you plan your Homeschooling for College Credit courses and exams so you can be sure your student doesn’t miss their window to finish a course or exam.

Why is on the Watch List? courses are ACE evaluated for college credit, thus they follow a normal expiration/renewal cycle of 3-years. Out of the 200+ courses available on for college credit, they’ve only ever let 15 expire permanently. What is noteworthy with today’s list is that it includes a LOT of courses, and sometimes I get an email notification when courses are going to be removed, but I haven’t received anything as it relates to this list.

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.

No ACE evaluation = no college credit.

Why do I care?

When these courses hit their expiration date, one of 3 things will happen.

  1. The course or exam may be discontinued.
  2. The course or exam may be revised.
  3. The course or exam will be renewed for another 3 years.

We can’t know which of the 3 things will happen until after it does.

If a course or exam is being 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, the credit value raised or reduced, or the level may be raised or reduced. We’ve seen a LOT of courses lose their upper level status and being downgraded to lower level through the years. I’ve pulled these out and listed them separately below.

If a course is renewed, nothing significant changed.

What Usually Happens: Renewal

Usually, a course that is still popular and selling well 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. If you’re in the middle of a course that renews, nothing changes.

What Could Happen: Revision

At, revision that is significant would involve adding lessons, adding quizzes, adding homework, or changing the content. Unless the revision is significant, you may not notice and we will see a date extension. If we see a new date range, that means the revision was significant enough to warrant a new evaluation.

What Else Could Happen: Downgraded

Since is one of the only providers of ACE evaluated upper-level college credit, the “worst case” that we hope doesn’t happen, is a downgrade. Downgrades from upper level to lower level impact hose students who are using the upper level courses to complete their degree. Often the removal of an option is a very expensive consequence for the family. Families using for upper level credits are likely planning a degree from one of the Big 3 or WGU, so if that applies to your family, you’ll want to check in our HS4CC degree planning group on Facebook for recommended substitutions.

Expiration Date
Business 325: Union & Labor Relations08/31/2023
Business 323: Organizational Theory08/31/2023
Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics08/31/2023
Business 314: Employment Law08/31/2023
Business 311: Project Management08/31/2023
Hospitality 304: Hotel and Lodging Management and Operations10/31/2023
Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting10/31/2023
Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting10/31/2023
Business 302: Foundations of Leadership10/31/2023
Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising10/31/2023
Business 306: Strategic Human Resource Management10/31/2023

What to do?

  1. Watch and wait.
  2. If you’re close to finishing the course, do it before the expiration date.
  3. If you use courses in your homeschool, send them an email and ask them to renew their ACE evaluation – it makes a huge difference!
  4. If you are NOT enrolled in any of these courses, do not begin a course until we know their ACE status for each.

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