Dec 15, 2018  
ACE Catalog - Volume 20 
  
ACE Catalog - Volume 20

Prior Credit Evaluation/Transfer Credit



Prior Credit Evaluation Policy

As a college that serves the adult learner, American College of Education is committed to the acceptance of prior post-secondary education credits from other institutions, from prior enrollments at ACE, or from assessment of prior learning through work, life, or military experiences. The college evaluates applicants or students credit transfer requests using the Prior Credit Evaluation Grid and will award credits accordingly.

The college may grant transfer credit or credit fulfillment for all ACE courses except for dedicated first courses, capstone courses, student teaching or field experience courses, and dissertation courses. For credit to be awarded, the course requested must be equivalent to the requested ACE course or requirement in credit hour length, course content, and grade-level equivalency.

If a student does leave ACE for any reason, a new evaluation of credit transfers would be needed to ensure compliance with the policy upon the student’s return.

Prior Credit Evaluation Grid

Degree

Accreditation
Requirements

Type of Credit
Received
Non-Academic Credits

External Transfer Time Consideration

Grade or GPA Requirements Max # of External Credits Permitted ACE Internal Credit Time Consideration Max # Of Internal Credits Permitted
Bachelor’s Completion Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education General Education and Elective Fulfillment Yes- Military, Credit by examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. No expiration for previously completed courses C or better 84 N/A N/A
RN to MSN Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education General Education and Elective Fulfillment Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. No expiration for previously completed courses C or better 90 N/A N/A
Master of Arts Regional Transfer Credit Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. 5 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration* No maximum
Master of Education Regional Transfer Credit Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. 5 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration* No maximum
Ed.S. Regional Transfer Credit Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. 7 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 6 No expiration** No maximum

Ed.D.

(Pathway Option)

Regional 27 credits awarded for prior work, 37 credits required at ACE *** Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. No expiration 3.0 GPA in prior coursework 27 N/A N/A

Ed.D.

(Non-Pathway)

Regional Transfer Credit Yes-Military, Credit by Examination, and Prior Learning Assessment credit. 7 years from course end to term start at ACE B or better 18 No expiration** No limit on ACE doctoral credits and a maximum of 18 credits from a master’s degree as a FOS/General track.
*Unless listed on 5-year Master Courses (courses that expire within 5 years due to updates in course and fields)
**Unless listed on 7-year Doctoral Courses (courses that expire within 7 years due to updates in course and fields)
***If students do not have 6 research credits in prior doctoral work, they would need to complete an additional 6 credits at ACE.
 

Master Courses with 5-year Limit for Internal Transfer

Master Courses with 5-year Limit for Internal Transfer
HLTH5443 Technology, Leadership, and Health Informatics
ET All courses that start with ET prefix
DL All courses that start with DL prefix
EL

All courses that start with EL Prefix

ELX All courses that start with ELX Prefix
LEAD5103 Law, Compliance, and Governance in Higher Education

 

Doctoral Courses with 7-year Limit for Internal Transfer

Doctoral Courses with 7-year Limit for Internal Transfer
TECH All courses that start with TECH prefix
RES All courses that start with RES prefix
ORG6213 Emerging Technology in Organizations
HLTH6443 Systems, Policy and Leadership in Health Informatics
LEAD6153 Policy and Governance
HE6103 Law, Compliance, and Governance in Higher Education