ACE Partnership List

What are ACE courses? Some private businesses and organizations create and sell “college courses” to the public despite them not being a college. As a rule, colleges don’t recognize these courses for college credit.

What is an ACE evaluation? Any business or organization that pays the American Council on Education (ACE) to provide a 3rd party assessment of their course is eligible for ACE’s evaluation and “approval” that the course is college-credit-worthy. This approval allows a business to state that their courses are “ACE-Evaluated for College credit.” Colleges can, and do, ignore ACE.

Who are Studycom, Sophia, Saylor Academy, Straighterline, and Online Degree? They are the largest non-college providers of these types of courses.

What is an ACE partnership? As a rule, colleges don’t recognize these courses for college credit. An exception exists when the business or organization forms a written partnership agreement directly with a college. In these cases, the college is guaranteeing the acceptance of college credit. Partnerships are rarely “all inclusive” so be sure to reference the details of an agreement. Agreements may exclude some courses, majors, or limit the number of credits you can transfer in from one provider.

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 colleges.

What if my target college only has 1 partnership? This type of college credit is often lumped together by a college. If they already have 1 partnership, odds are better than zero that they’ll accept credit from other ACE providers.

Read more about the pros and cons of earning this type of college credit.

College/ProviderStudycom
>200 courses
UL & LL
Sophia
>30 courses LL
Saylor Academy
>20 courses
UL & LL
Straighterline
>50 courses
LL
OnlineDegree NCCRS
15 courses
LL
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  XX
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   XX
Bastyr University   X 
Bay State College   X 
Bellevue UniversityXXXXX
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 Oake State College (COSC)XXXX 
Cheyney University X   
City Vision University  X  
Cleary University   XX
Colorado Christian University Online   X 
Colorado State University GlobalXXXXX
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 XX
Drexel University Goodwin College of Professional Studies     
Excelsior College (EC)XXXXX
Fayetteville State University  X  
Fisher College   X 
Florida International University  X  
Franklin University X X 
Golden Gate University (GGU)X X X
Goldey-Beacom College  X  
Goodwin College   X 
Grace College   X 
Grambling State University   X 
Grand Canyon University (GCU)X   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 XX
International College for Christian StudiesX    
Jacksonville College   X 
Jarvis Christian College X   
Kendall College   X 
Lane College* X   
Lesley University   X 
Liberty University (LU)XX XX
Life Pacific University   X 
Lipscomb University   X 
Louisiana’s Community & Technical Colleges  X  
Lynn University   X X
MacCormac College    X
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   X
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   X
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 X
St. Catherine University   X 
Stevenson University Online   X 
Strayer University   X 
Sullivan UniversityX    
Sullivan University   X 
SUNY Empire State College  XXX
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 XXX
Touro University Worldwide   X 
Trident at AIU   X 
Trident UniversityX   X
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)XXXXX
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 XX
Urban College of Boston  XX 
Utah Valley University     
Vanguard University School for Professional Studies   X 
Walden UniversityXX XX
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 
04/20/2021

*These colleges are TEL Learning Partner Colleges