Parents of teens earning college credit often wonder where the credit is “kept” or stored until they need it. This is a great question because when your student is ready, we want to make sure you can quickly and easily access everything they’ve worked so hard to earn! Continue reading “Where is College Credit Kept?”
BONUS: currently, the Modern States Online Test Prep Program is offering a voucher to anyone who completes their online CLEP course. The voucher will pay for your exam cost and reimburse you for your testing center fee if you have one. You can take an UNLIMITED number of CLEP exams right now for $0. When this voucher program ends, or if you don’t use a voucher, CLEP exams cost about $100 each.
CLEP (over 100 college credits)
Currently, CLEP is free!! The Modern States Online Test Prep Program is offering a voucher to anyone who completes their online CLEP course. The voucher will pay for your exam cost and reimburse you for your testing center fee if you have one. You can take an UNLIMITED number of CLEP exams right now for $0. When this voucher program ends, or if you don’t use a voucher, CLEP exams cost about $100 each. Read more.
Besides the current CLEP promo- there are classes that are $0 and award college credit. This fantastic list was put together by a couple members of the InstantCert forum community. I encourage you to visit the forum if you’re considering distance learning colleges for your teen- it’s the single best resource on the web.
As a homeschooler of high school students, here’s what you should know before you read on:
ALL (but one) of these freebies awards ACE credit. As such, their transfer is very limited. If your teen is several years away from high school graduation and selecting a target college, you may want to use these just for fun, and if he gets credit later- that’s a bonus. You can bundle these together into high school electives too. But, if you’re getting close to enrollment or you’ve already selected a target college, you’ll want to confirm that they accept ACE credit before investing too much time in these.
That said, since they are free, many parents have their teens complete some anyway.
Understanding expiration dates: whenever a course or exam is evaluated for college credit by ACE, they set a date range of usually a few years. During that time, completing the course or exam allows you to earn college credit. When a course or exam has “expired” that means the window for college credit has closed. Frequently, a course or exam is renewed, and the dates will extend out another few years, but occasionally we have seen courses permanently expire. AS LONG AS you complete a course and get it onto your ACE transcript before an expiration date, the credit is good and you can use it at any point in the future.
I keep a close eye on expiration dates- you’ll see this page updated accordingly.
Saylor Academy (over 100 college credits)
Saylor is 100% free if you can find a local proctor to administer your final exam. If you have to use Saylor’s online proctoring service, the cost is $25 per course.
More about Saylor Academy
Courses consist of optional reading modules and links to videos and a final exam (proctored). Approximate time needed to complete the course: NA
Sophia – (2 college credits)
Sophia offers a number of paid ACE-approved courses that are fairly expensive. However, they do offer 2 free 1 credit courses:
- Developing Effective Teams (1 credit)
- Essentials of Managing Conflict (1 credit)
You can sign up for the courses at Sophia.org
The courses consist of video-based modules and short quizzes followed by an online exam. Approximate time needed to complete one course and exam: less than 1 day
The Institutes (3 college credits – ethics)
The American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (commonly referred to as “The Institutes”) offer a free ethics course that is ACE recommended for 3 credits. (deadline to participate 4/30/2022)
Course consists of reading modules followed by an online exam. Approximate time needed to complete the course and exam: less than 1 day
- 312N-H Ethics and the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct (3 credits)
To signup, use the following link:
Select the FREE option. You should not do the $5 option. The paid option is for “Continuing Education credit,” which is different than college credit. The free version is ACE approved for college credit.
FEMA Independent Study (over 40 college credits)
- NOTE: FEMA is NOT ACE evaluated for credit. As such, FEMA IS courses are only acceptable as transfer credit at Charter Oak State College and one college (Frederick Community College in Maryland). IF you’re planning to attend COSC, you can still apply some FEMA courses to your degree, but COSC hasn’t set an official limit – at least not one that they’re sharing with the public. I’m hearing between 3 and 9. Cost: $0 The “official” way to get college credit for FEMA courses that can be used for an Emergency Services degree, is through Frederick Community College – but they charge $88 per credit to do so. (still free at Charter Oak) https://em-study.com/emsfema
The Federal Emergency Management Agency operates an online Independent Study program offering approximately 197 courses online for free. Anyone can take FEMA courses for high school credit or for fun, but only the following courses are approved for college credit:
The current list of FEMA courses worth college credit can be found here.
The courses consist of reading modules followed by an online exam. Approximate time needed to complete each course and exam: 1 day
Potential EMT, Fire Science, Police: Your teen can complete a free Professional Development CERTIFICATE using the free courses that could be used for high school credit and certainly on a resume.
The Professional Development Series includes seven Emergency Management Institute Independent Study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. When a student has completed all courses in the series, the Independent Study Program Office automatically issues a certificate of completion, via email, directly to the student at the email address that was provided during the last test submission. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive the email. The courses, in the recommended order of completion, are:
- IS120.c An Introduction to Exercises
- IS230.d Principles of Emergency Management
- IS235.c Emergency Planning
- IS240.b Leadership and Influence
- IS241.b Decision Making and Problem Solving
- IS242.b Effective Communication
- IS244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers
TEEX Cybersecurity (1-11 college credits)
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) offers 10 ACE-approved courses recommended for college credit. These are DHS/FEMA funded and therefore free for the general public to take. This program expires 11/30/2021
In February, TEEX and ACE did a switch-up on how these courses are evaluated for credit. If you’ve already taken TEEX (before December 2018) you can possibly take them AGAIN and opt for the 10 credit option. If you take them now, you can choose to take 1 or all 10 courses.
Old TEEX Method, New Credit
Even with the change, I’m leaving this older section here because it is actually still an option, but if you complete the TEEX courses this way, you can only earn 6 credits (see below). This method uses the umbrella course names (Cyber 101, 201, 301) on your ACE transcript instead of the individual course names.
- Cyber 101 – Cybersecurity for Everyone (was 2 credits –> now 4 credits)
- Must complete all 3:
- ARW168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime
- ARW174 Cyber Ethics
- ARW175 Information Security for Everyone
- Must complete all 3:
- Cyber 201 – Cybersecurity for IT Professionals (was 2 credits –> now 3 credits)
- Must complete all 4:
- ARW138 Network Assurance
- AWR139 Digital Forensics Basics
- ARW173 Information Security Basics
- ARW178 Secure Software
- Must complete all 4:
- Cyber 301 – Cybersecurity for Business Pro (was 2 credits –> now 3 credits)
- Must complete all 3:
- ARW169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response
- ARW176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems
- ARW177 Information Risk Management
- Must complete all 3:
New TEEX Method
1-11 credits (1 upper level)
Complete each course individually and submit to ACE for college credit.
- ARW168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime, 2 credits
- AWR174 Cyber Ethics, 2 credits
- ARW175 Information Security for Everyone, 1 credit
- ARW138 Network Assurance & AWR 139 Digital Forensics Basics, 1 credit
- ARW173 Information Security Basics, 1 credit
- ARW178 Secure Software, 1 credit
- ARW169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response, 1 credit
- ARW176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems, 1 credit
- ARW177 Information Risk Management, UPPER LEVEL 1 credit
To signup, use the following link and make sure you complete each mini-class in each main class before submitting to ACE. https://teex.org/Pages/Program.aspx?catID=607
After you are enrolled, use this login URL to take the classes: https://my.teex.org
Course consists of reading long modules and taking many quizzes. Approximate time needed to complete EACH course: 1 day-3 days.
Courses under this line have been worth college credit in the past but are currently not worth college credit. These courses are still available to take, but beware that if you take them while they are expired, you will NOT receive college credit. If any of these courses are renewed, I’ll update it asap.
National Fire Academy (1 college credit) Q0118 Self-Study Course for Community Safety Educators (1 credit) The National Emergency Training Center/National Fire Academy (NFA) offers one free course that is ACE-recommended for 1 credit. To signup, use the following link and find Q0118 on the list: National Fire Academy Course List After you are enrolled, use this login URL to take the classes: NFA Login
You’ll need to create an ACE account anytime your teen takes a course NOT taught by a college, but is “for college credit.” This includes curriculum or exams you purchase for your homeschool, as well as on the job training or certificates that may result in college credit.
Even when the company tells you they can forward your credit directly to the college of your choice, that doesn’t create a permanent record. You are wise to put the credit on an ACE transcript where it will be held for 20 years and can be sent to any college at any time now or later.
Taking courses from these providers?
Set up an ACE account!
- Saylor Academy
- Sophia Learning
- Alternative Credit Project
- Lumerit / College Plus
- Excelsior College Exams (Uexcel / ECE)
- Penn Foster College
- PADI (scuba)
- Pearson Learning
- Year Up
Link to set up your teen’s ACE account ACE-Net
I thought I was the only one that couldn’t figure out how to set up an ACE account, but slowly parents kept asking about how to do it, and I realized, it’s just a tricky website!! If you get stuck, you may want to watch my click by click tutorial.
If you set up an account more than 5 years ago, it was probably free. Now, they charge a fee $20 to establish your account, but then you’ll get a $20 “credit” when you request your first ACE transcript. If you’re sitting on an older free account, you’ll see a $20 charge when you request a transcript.
This list is currently more than 2 years old – I am working on an updated list to appear later this year. As such, be sure to confirm in advance a college’s acceptance of ACE credit, even if they appear on this list! Thank you, Jennifer
Non-college-issued credit comes from many places: Straighterline, ALEKS, Sophia, EdX, Saylor, Study.com, Lumerit/College Plus, Advanced Placement, CLEP, military training, licenses, certifications, and many, many others. They are “worth” college credit because their curriculum or exam has been evaluated by a third party called ACE (American Council on Education) and has been determined to be worth a certain number of credits. As an example, ACE determined completion of Military Bootcamp is worth 6 college credits! Though other third-party credit evaluators exist, ACE is the largest and oldest- frankly, they are the primary trusted evaluator in the United States.
Some colleges will accept “all ACE credit” – that is to say, if your credit appears on an ACE transcript, they will give you college credit. The number of colleges in this category is very small. My estimation is that it is fewer than 25.
Some colleges will accept some “ACE credit” but don’t go so far as to say “all” and will consider, but not guarantee, acceptance. My estimation is fewer than 250 fall into this category.
2,000 colleges are part of the “ACE Network” which ACE publishes the list of colleges who will “consider” your work for college credit. In no way, shape, or form, do 2,000 colleges award credit for ACE. Being in the network does not mean they award credit. In some cases, colleges appear on that list because they AWARD ACE credit for their own courses.
What does it mean to be part of the ACE Network?
As I found out with my oldest son in 2013, it does NOT mean that the college will consider ACE credit for you- it might mean that they teach it! Our local community college is on the list, so imagine my surprise when they denied 27 of my son’s ACE credits in transfer (ALEKS math and Straighterline). I decided to probe deeper (they were on the list, after all!) and found that our local community college offered a carpentry course through the continuing education (non-credit) department, and successful completion of that course led to 3 ACE credits in carpentry. In other words, our community college was on the list because they taught a course that generated ACE credit, not because they awarded credit for ACE work. Yes, I appealed. No, he didn’t receive credit. Ouch.
RULE 1: Don’t assume colleges on the ACE Network list will award your teen college credit for their ACE courses.
As I appealed my son’s credit decision, I grew frustrated with advisor after advisor who didn’t know what ACE was, or what kind of credit he’d earned. I shouldn’t have been too frustrated because I remember myself having advised students at the community college for about 10 years before I knew what CLEP was….or that we were a testing center. Eventually, when I found someone (the Registrar) who knew what ACE credit was, she was able to explain to me why our community college was on the list and told me all about the carpentry course. Scenarios have played out like this have played out dozens of times among our membership. I frequently hear of parents being bounced around to 4-5 people just trying to find out if the college accepts Straighterline credit!
If you’re constantly told that they don’t know what ACE credit is, or if they accept it, or want you to “submit your transcripts first” before giving you information, you can ask if they award credit for military training. Military training usually appears on an ACE transcript, so even though your teen won’t have military training for evaluation, this could be a “clue” that ACE credit may be awarded. Again, we’re trying to predict based on an incomplete picture, but how colleges behave in one situation is usually a good indication of how they’ll do other things – so it’s worth asking if you’re out of options.
RULE 2: Don’t assume that college personnel are familiar with ACE credit. ACE credit is probably the least frequent type of credit they encounter. You’ll have to be patient and persistent.
As someone constantly tracking this type of information, I am so frustrated when I can’t share a “list” with our membership. Asking for a list is a frequent question, and frankly, there isn’t one. So, instead, I’ll share what I know- and you can work from there. I have found, that several ACE credit sources have credit transfer partnerships with specific colleges. For example, Saylor Academy has partnership agreements with 20 colleges. Those 20 colleges have agreed (in writing) to accept Saylor’s courses for college credit. That list is a great list to use as a starting point- which is to say that if those 20 colleges accept Saylor courses, they probably will accept other ACE evaluated course provider’s courses! The Alternative Credit Project partnered with 40 schools, and Straighterline another 100+.
RULE 3: When one ACE credit source has a partnership agreement with a college, it is reasonable to infer that the same college will also accept other ACE credit sources.
If you visit each ACE provider’s website, you can find their partnership agreements. Here is a small sample of ACE providers:
As you browse the lists, you’ll see that there is some overlap of schools, but there are many listings that appear on only one list. It is my observation, that if a college appears on any list above, you’ll have an excellent shot at getting them to accept your other sources of ACE credit- at the very least, you should try.
So, the following list is the list I created by merging all known partner college relationships with ACE credit providers I could find. In other words- this list, not the ACE Network list, is probably as close to any “real ACE list” as you’ll ever find, and it contains about 145 colleges (not 2,000).
RA = Regionally Accredited
NA= Nationally Accredited
|COLLEGE NAME||COLLEGE ADDRESS||COLLEGE WEBSITE|
|Alderson Broaddus University||101 College Hill Drive, Philippi WV 26416||http://ab.edu|
|American Business and Technology University||1018 West St. Maartens Drive, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506||http://abtu.edu/online/|
|American College of Education||101 West Ohio St., Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204||http://www.ace.edu/|
|American Intercontinental University||231 N. Martingale Road, 6th Floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173||http://www.aiuniv.edu/|
|American Military University (RA)||111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414||http://www.amu.apus.edu/|
|American Public University (RA)||111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414||http://www.apus.edu/|
|American Sentinel University||2260 South Xanadu Way, Suite 310, Aurora, CO 80014||http://www.americansentinel.edu/|
|Antioch University Midwest||900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387||https://www.antioch.edu/midwest/|
|Antioch University Online||https://www.antioch.edu/auonline/|
|Antioch University Santa Barbara||602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101||https://www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/|
|Antioch University Seattle||2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121||https://www.antioch.edu/seattle/|
|Arapahoe Community College (RA)||5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120-1801||https://www.arapahoe.edu/|
|Ashford University||8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123||https://www.ashford.edu/|
|Bastyr University (RA)||14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028||bastyr.edu/|
|Bay State College||122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116||http://www.baystate.edu/|
|Bellevue University (RA)||1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005||http://www.bellevue.edu/|
|Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology||41 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116||http://www.bfit.edu/|
|Berkeley College||Box 440, Little Falls, NJ 07424||http://berkeleycollege.edu/|
|Bethel College of Indiana||1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545||http://www.bethelcollege.edu/|
|Bethel University||3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112||https://www.bethel.edu/|
|Brandman University||16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618||https://www.brandman.edu/|
|Capella University (RA)||225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402||https://www.capella.edu/|
|Capitol Technology University||11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD 20708||http://www.captechu.edu/|
|Cecil College||One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901||http://www.cecil.edu|
|Cedar Valley College||3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134||https://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/|
|Central Michigan University||1200 S. Franklin St., Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859||www.cmich.edu|
|Central Penn College||600 Valley Rd., P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093-0309||http://www.centralpenn.edu/|
|Charter Oak State College (RA)||55 Paul Manafort Dr, New Britain, CT 06053||https://www.charteroak.edu/|
|City University of Seattle||521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121||http://www.cityu.edu/|
|City Vision University||3101 Troost Ave. Suite 200, Kansas City MO 64109-1845||http://www.cityvision.edu/|
|College of St. Josephs||71 Clement Road, Rutland, VT 05701||https://www.csj.edu/|
|Colorado Northwestern Community College (RA)||https://www.cncc.edu/|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus (RA)||7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 200 , Greenwood Village, CO 80111||https://csuglobal.edu/|
|Colorado Technical University||231 N. Martingale Road, 7th Floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173||http://www.coloradotech.edu/|
|Community College of Aurora (RA)||16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036||https://www.ccaurora.edu/|
|Community College of Denver (RA)||1111 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204||https://www.ccd.edu/|
|Concordia University Irvine||1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612||http://www.cui.edu/en-us|
|Concordia University St. Paul||1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104||https://www.csp.edu/|
|CUNY City University of New York (RA)||160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031||https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/|
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids, Michigan||https://www.davenport.edu/|
|DeVry University||1200 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563||https://www.devry.edu/|
|Excelsior College (RA)||7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159||http://www.excelsior.edu/|
|Fayetteville State University (RA)||1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301||http://www.uncfsu.edu/|
|Fisher College||118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116||http://www.fisher.edu/|
|Franklin Pierce University||40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461-0060||http://www.franklinpierce.edu/|
|Franklin University (RA)||201 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215||http://www.franklin.edu/|
|Front Range Community College||2190 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501||https://www.frontrange.edu/|
|Goodwin College||One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118||http://www.goodwin.edu/|
|Grace College||200 Seminary Drive Winona Lake, Indiana 46590||http://www.grace.edu/|
|Grambling State University||403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245||http://www.gram.edu/|
|Granite State University||25 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301||https://www.granite.edu/|
|Great Bay Community College (RA)||320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth NH 03801||http://greatbay.edu/|
|Harrisburg University of Science and Tech.||326 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101||http://harrisburgu.edu/|
|Herzing University||W140N8917 Lilly Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051||https://www.herzing.edu/|
|Indiana Tech||1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803||https://www.indianatech.edu/|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953||https://www.indwes.edu/|
|Jefferson Community and Technical College (RA)||109 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202||https://jefferson.kctcs.edu/|
|John F. Kennedy University||100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817||https://www.jfku.edu/|
|Kaplan University (RA)||http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/|
|Kendall College||900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, IL 60642||https://www.kendall.edu/|
|Lakeland University||W3718 South Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073-4878||https://lakeland.edu/|
|Lamar Community College (RA)||2401 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052||https://lamarcc.edu/|
|Liberty University (RA)||1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Va. 24515||http://www.liberty.edu/|
|Life Pacific College||1100 West Covina Boulevard, San Dimas, California 91773||http://lifepacific.edu/|
|Lipscomb University||One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951||http://www.lipscomb.edu/|
|Lynn University||3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431||https://www.lynn.edu/|
|Martinsburg College||341 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV 25404||http://martinsburgcollege.edu/|
|McNeese State University||4205 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA||http://www.mcneese.edu/|
|Mercy College||555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522||https://www.mercy.edu/|
|Monroe College||2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468||https://www.monroecollege.edu/|
|Monroe Community College (RA)||1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York 14623||http://www.monroecc.edu/|
|Morgan Community College (RA)||920 Barlow Rd., Fort Morgan, CO 80701||http://www.morgancc.edu/|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene University||800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050||http://mvnu.edu/|
|National Louis University||122 S. MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60603||https://www.nl.edu/|
|New England College||98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242||http://www.nec.edu/|
|New England College of Business||10 High St., Ste. 204, Boston, MA 02110-1605||https://www.necb.edu/|
|New York Chiropractic College||2360 State Rte. 89 Seneca Falls, New York 13148||http://www.nycc.edu/|
|Nichols College||129 Center Road, Dudley MA 01571||http://www.nichols.edu/|
|Northcentral University||2488 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106||https://www.ncu.edu/|
|Northeastern Junior College||100 College Avenue, Sterling, Colorado 80751||http://www.njc.edu/|
|Northwestern Health Sciences University||2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55431||https://www.nwhealth.edu/|
|Northwestern State University||175 Sam Sibley Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71497||https://www.nsula.edu/|
|Norwich University||158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663||http://www.norwich.edu/|
|Notre Dame College||4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293||http://www.notredamecollege.edu/|
|Olivet Nazarene University||One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2345||http://www.olivet.edu/|
|Otero Junior College||1802 Colorado Ave. , La Junta, CO 81050||http://www.ojc.edu/|
|Pacific Oaks College||55 W Eureka St. Pasadena, CA 91103||https://www.pacificoaks.edu/|
|Patten University||2100 Franklin Street, Suite 350, Oakland, CA 94612||http://patten.edu/|
|Paul Smith’s College||7833 New York 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970||http://www.paulsmiths.edu/|
|Pikes Peak Community College (RA)||5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906||https://www.ppcc.edu/|
|Pillar College||60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, NJ 07102||http://www.pillar.edu/|
|Pine Manor College||400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467||http://www.pmc.edu/|
|Rasmussen College||1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 400, Oak Brook, IL 60523||https://www.rasmussen.edu/|
|Red Rocks Community College (RA)||13300 W. 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228||http://www.rrcc.edu/|
|Regis University||3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099||http://www.regis.edu/|
|Rio Salado College||2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281||http://www.riosalado.edu|
|Saint Joseph’s College||PO Box 870, Rensselaer, IN 47978||http://www.saintjoe.edu/|
|Seward County Community College (RA)||1801 N Kansas, PO Box 1137, Liberal, Kansas, 67905||http://www.sccc.edu|
|Simpson University||2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003||http://simpsonu.edu/|
|Sinclair College||444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402||http://www.sinclair.edu/|
|St. Catherine University||2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105||https://www.stkate.edu/|
|Strayer University (RA)||http://www.strayer.edu/|
|Sullivan University||3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205||https://sullivan.edu/|
|SUNY Empire State College (RA)||Two Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866||https://www.esc.edu/|
|Tennessee State University (RA)||3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37209||http://www.tnstate.edu/|
|The Chicago School of Professional Psychology||325 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60654-1822||https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/|
|Thomas Edison State University (RA)||111 W. STATE ST. TRENTON, NJ 08608||http://www.tesu.edu/|
|Tiffin University||155 Miami St, Tiffin, OH 44883||http://www.tiffin.edu/|
|Touro University Worldwide||10601 Calle Lee, Suite 179, Los Alamitos, CA 90720||http://www.tuw.edu/|
|Trident University International||5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Cypress, CA 90630||https://www.trident.edu|
|Trinidad State Junior College||600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO 81082||http://www.trinidadstate.edu/|
|Truckee Meadows Community College (RA)||7000 Dandini Boulevard, Reno, NV 89512||http://www.tmcc.edu/|
|Union College||807 UNION STREET SCHENECTADY, NY 12308||https://www.union.edu/|
|Union Institute & University (RA)||440 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206||https://myunion.edu/|
|United States Sports Academy||One Academy Drive, Daphne, Alabama 36526||https://ussa.edu/|
|University of Baltimore||1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201||http://www.ubalt.edu|
|University of Bridgeport||126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604||http://www.bridgeport.edu/|
|University of Louisiana at Monroe||700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209||http://ulm.edu/|
|The University of Maine, Presque Isle (RA)||Presque Isle, ME 04769 http://www.umpi.edu/|
|University of Maryland University College (RA)||3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783||http://www.umuc.edu/|
|University of Memphis||Memphis, TN 38152||http://www.memphis.edu/|
|University of Phoenix (RA)||1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371||http://www.phoenix.edu/|
|University of the Incarnate Word||4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209||http://www.uiw.edu/|
|University of the Potomac||2070 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite G100, Vienna, Virginia 22182||https://potomac.edu|
|University of Western States||2900 NE 132nd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97230||https://www.uws.edu/|
|Upper Iowa University (RA)||605 Washington Street | P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, Iowa 52142||http://www.uiu.edu/|
|Urban College of Boston||178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111||http://www.urbancollege.edu/|
|Utica College||1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502||http://www.utica.edu/|
|Walden University (RA)||100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401||https://www.waldenu.edu/|
|Western Governors University (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||https://www.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Indiana (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://indiana.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Missouri (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://missouri.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Nevada (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://nevada.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Tennessee (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://tennessee.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Texas (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://texas.wgu.edu/|
|Western Governors University-Washington (RA)||4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107||http://washington.wgu.edu/|
|Wilmington University||320 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720||http://www.wilmu.edu/|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||8800 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226||http://www.wlc.edu/|
*note- it may not seem like it, but this project took quite a bit of work – most providers used only college logos- not text (how crafty of them) so I had to hand write the list here for you. Remember, there is no incentive for businesses to “share” or “merge” lists because it is in their best interest for you to use their products and NOT those of their competitor!
UPDATE: My deepest gratitude to Amy B. for generously and painstakingly looking up all of these college’s addresses and websites!! I know how long projects like this take, and I am so thankful!!!!
ACE is the third-party review organization that colleges use to decide if a class or exam is “worth” college credit or not. In other words, CLEP exams are worth college credit because they have undergone review by ACE.
When ACE reviews an exam, they always assign a date range for that review. At the ending date, the exam must be reviewed again or removed. The exam can be renewed and extended when there isn’t a significant change in content. As an example, we’ve watched the Biology exam renew since 2001. As such, we can feel confident that the exam has not changed that much since 2001 because the date simply keeps getting extended for another 3-year cycle. (indicating no change)
If an exam is revised, it must be assigned a new date range. For instance, United States History 1 has remained unchanged since 2001, but just received a new date range renewal “12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023” which tells us that the exam was revised this time. (indicating significant content change)
It’s an imperfect system, but one that we can use to watch what the College Board is doing behind the scenes. They don’t usually announce exam revisions, but we can figure it out if we watch the dates in the ACE database.
Some exam revisions are significant (when Social Science and History completely changed their content in 2016) or slight. We don’t know what is coming, but we can report what we learn as a group. This kind of feedback loop helps all parents help each other.
All date ranges and the history of date ranges are available by searching the ACE Database.
Currently, 33 exams are evaluated for college credit.
American Government 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/01/2018 -11/30/23
American Literature 3/1/15 – 12/31/22
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 3/1/15-12/31/21
Biology 7/1/01- 12/31/21
Calculus 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/01/2018 -11/30/23
Chemistry 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
College Algebra 1/1/07 – 12/31/20
College Composition (essay) 7/1/10 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
College Modular (no essay) 3/1/15 – 11/30/ 18 –>REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
College Math 3/1/15 – 12/31/21
English Literature 3/1/15 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Financial Accounting 1/1/07 – 12/31/22
French Language 3/1/15 – 11/30/18–> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
German Language 3/1/15 – 12/31/21
History of the United States I 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
History of the United States II 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Human Growth and Development 11/1/06 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Humanities 3/1/15 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Information Systems 10/1/12 – 12/31/20
Intro. Educational Psychology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Intro. Business Law 5/1/02 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Intro. Psychology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Intro. Sociology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Natural Sciences 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023
Precalculus 10/1/12 – 12/31/20
Princ. of Macroeconomics 10/1/12 – 12/31/20
Princ. of Microeconomics 10/1/12 – 13/31/21
Princ. of Management 3/1/15 – 12/31/22
Princ. of Marketing 10/1/12 – 12/31/20
Social Science and History 3/1/16 – 12/31/23
Spanish Language 3/1/15 – 12/31/19
Western Civ. I 7/1/01- 12/31/19
Western Civ. II 7/1/01- 12/31/20