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NCCRS Partnership List

NCCRS (The National College Credit Recommendation Service) 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 NCCRS. While there are almost 1,500 colleges that “may consider” NCCRS credit, only when a company has a formal written partnership with a college should this credit be considered transferable. Unlike ACE, there is no NCCRS holding place for credit, so if a company goes out of business before you need the credit, it may be lost. Most colleges do NOT accept NCCRS credit.

Who are Coopersmith, Davar, OnlineDegree, and Law Shelf? They are businesses that sell online courses. Note that students who plan to use OnlineDegree must be 18 years old or older, and Davar does not have any written partnerships published on their website.

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.

CollegeCoopersmithcc.net >200 coursesOnlineDegree.com 15 coursesLawShelf.com >50 courses
American InterContinental UniversityXX
Ana G. Méndez UniversityX
Ashworth CollegeX
Baker CollegeX
Bellevue UniversityX
Business Technology InstituteX
Cleary UniversityX
Colorado State University GlobalX
DeVry UniversityX
Excelsior University (formerly Excelsior College)X
Florida National UniversityX
Genesis CollegeX
Golden Gate UniversityX
Grand Canyon University 
Indiana TechX
 Indiana Wesleyan UniversityX
Lynn UniversityX
MacCormac CollegeX
Norwich UniversityX
Peirce CollegeX
Purdue University Global   X
Salem UniversityX
Southern New Hampshire UniversityX
Taylor Business Institute  
Thomas Edison State University X
Trident University InternationalX
Troy University  X
University of Maryland Global X
Upper Iowa University 
Woodmont CollegeX 
08/04/2022
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