ACE-American Council On Education

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by falseteacher, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. falseteacher

    falseteacher Member

    ACE and the College Recommendation Service helps student's transfer but what relevence do they have? Is ACE or CRS credit programs equal to accreditation?
  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    No, of course not. ACE is not a college, thus can't be accredited. They are not accreditors either. They are a third party that evaluates non-college work. Examples include AP exams, CLEP exams, Straighterline courses, PADI diving certifications, and even McDonald's Restuarant McU classes. They have a HUGE catalog of courses they've evaluated. Their relevance is that some colleges will take the ACE evaluation as valid/legitimate and thus award you college credit. If you already have a few of these under your belt, it might be enough of a carrot to entice you to return to college - knowing you already have some college credit. For others (like myself and my kids) we pursued courses and exams in their catalog because we could do so for a fraction of the cost of college-based courses (not all, but some) and I already knew of target colleges we would use to send those credits. In our case, each of us used ACE courses and exams to earn about 75% of our degrees. Not possible without ACE.
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