It’s no secret that pursuing higher education in the United States comes at a high cost to students. According to EducationData.org, the average federal student loan debt is $36,510 per borrower, and students with private student loans have a debt averaging $54,921 per borrower. Any chance students can get to earn college credit while in high school is a great move. That’s where ACE CREDIT comes in.
What is ACE CREDIT?
Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.
ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. For more than 40 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.
Which Certiport Exams Qualify for ACE CREDIT?
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service has recently added the following Certiport exams to their list for recommended college credit starting June 1, 2021:
MOS- Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
ESB- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business- U.S. v.2
CSB- Communication Skills for Business
- Professional Communication
IC3 Digital Literacy
- Global Standards Six Levels 1, 2, and 3
There are even more Certiport exams that qualify for ACE CREDIT. You can see the full list here.
How Do Students Obtain ACE College Credit?
Certiport’s partnership with ACE’s Transcript Service makes obtaining college credit that much easier.
First, students should verify with their university/college admissions office that they grant credit for the specific certification. ACE provides a list of the colleges and universities that have articulated policies for accepting ACE credit recommendations.
Second, students will request a transcript from ACE. They will need to have information about the certifications they’ve taken and dates they completed them, as well as where and to whom they would like the transcript sent.
Interested in having your certified students earn college credit? You can learn more about the American Council on Education here.