As the nation's leading authority on higher education issues and policy, the American Council on
Education (ACE) is charged with evaluating nontraditional forms of learning for transfer credit
recommendation. Thousands of universities and colleges across the nation trust ACE recommendations
when determining transfer course equivalencies to their institutions.
All credit-recommended Study.com courses undergo a thorough quality evaluations by a team of university
faculty working in collaboration with the ACE credit team. Each Study.com approved course has been
successfully evaluated and is therefore recommended by ACE for credit transfer.
The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) evaluates non-collegiate learning
experiences for possible college credit recommendations. Their mission is to provide access to a
variety of educational opportunities to non-traditional students and adult learners by recognizing
learning that occurs outside of the college classroom.
All NCCRS evaluated courses undergo extensive review to ensure academic rigor and high instructional
quality. College professors (who serve as subject matter experts) determine if the courses are
equivalent to similar college level courses and if credit recommendations are warranted.