RA Schools Accepting NA Credit

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by TCord1964, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    The question of which RA schools will accept transfer credit from NA schools seems to come up quite a bit, so I thought we could take a different approach. If you have attended a NA school, and were able to successfully transfer credit to a RA school, please list that school in this thread. PLEASE DO NOT post the list of the 150-300 schools that has been floating around on these message boards for years. IT IS NOT ACCURATE. Hopefully, we will get a very accurate list as a result of this threat -- one which will serve the members and readers of this message board.

    I'll start things off with a few schools that I know for a fact have accepted DETC credits or have a stated policy of considering NA transfer credits.

    University of Phoenix
    Peru State College
    Upper Iowa University
    University of Phoenix
    Western Governors University
    American Military University/American Public University System
    Liberty University
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Schools that are members of the Higher Education Transfer Alliance don't use accreditation type as a criterion for determination of acceptance of transfer credits. There are many regionally accredited schools listed.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    What is the deal with that list? How was it composed? How is it inaccurate?
  4. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    There are MANY regionally accredited schools that take NA credit if also approved by ACE. I assume you are asking about the acceptance of non-ACE approved courses?

    Bellevue University
    University of North Alabama
    University of West Alabama
    Kaplan University
    Moody Bible Institute
    Jones Bible College

  5. skidadl

    skidadl Member

  6. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    That list was compiled a few years ago, I believe. There are several RA schools on the list which do not accept NA credit.
  7. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    That's true, but there aren't there aren't that many DETC schools which have their courses reviewed by ACE, for example.
  8. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Very true. Global University used to have its courses reviewed by ACE, but they've since dropped ACE and are now in RA candidacy.
  9. TheTick900

    TheTick900 New Member

  10. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    CoachTurner, are you there?

    The last time this topic came up, last fall, I reminded people of my 2000 research, when I got survey results from more than 300 registrars of RA schools . . . showing that about 20% accepted NA all the time, and 20% some of the time (in other words, situationally, which is why a list of such schools would not be all that useful).

    I hoped that someone would replicate and expand on my work, hopefully including "ACE evaluated" as a category . . . which I didn't.

    Coach Turner seemed seriously interested in doing this research, and a lot of good advice was offered.

    I wonder what then happened.
  11. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    He's still on it but got sidetracked a little by a course in media law that was whooping his tail. It's over now (final was this week) and I'm back to this one... :)

    I have good questions and a solid list and now I need to get on getting my questions out to the list.
  12. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Are you sure that Peru State accepts NA credit? The following is taken from their website for the management degree program:


    Degree candidates must have a technical associate degree from a regionally-accredited institution or its equivalent in credits and life experience.

  13. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    They do, indeed. I emailed them directly and asked them about the transferability of a degree from Penn Foster College. I specifically stated the degree is NA. Their response: "of course we will accept it. We don't want you doing the same work twice!"

    I believe Bellevue also has something on their web site about RA school requirements, but they also accept NA credit.
  14. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    Many colleges have RA on the website, yet they would consider NA, I'm sure.

    I wouldn't automatically rule anyone out unless the language is really obvious.
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I would think that what is written on their website would trump anything that is merely spoken.
  16. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    Many times the person that you are talking to on the phone has no idea what you are talking about.
  17. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    It wasn't merely spoken, it was sent to me in an email by one of the admissions staff. I would think they would understand the difference between NA and RA.

    On top of that, I am aware of at least one Ashworth University student who transfered to Peru with no problems. Peru State College is also on this list of colleges which have accepted Penn Foster College credits.
  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    My point exactly.
  19. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    Getting survey responses now! Wow this is going to be a lot of counting. What I thought might take a few weeks is going to take some work indeed. I've gained a new level of respect for those who do this sort of thing for a living. I also think I like this work a lot. :D

    I surveyed every fourth college on a list of 1928 four-year schools. This list includes both RA and other accredited colleges. It includes Publics, Privates (profit and non), and Church colleges. It includes sub-campuses of major colleges (ie UNC-Wilmington) as a separate entry from the main campus.

    The questions ask specifically about acceptability of RA, DETC, ACICS, ACE Military, ACE workplace, CHEA listed schools, and CLEP/DANTES exams.

    Demographics capture school (not to be released), accreditation, and operating status (public, private, etc.)

    I'm hoping for a high enough response level that we get a representative sample from which to generalize and if not will select another random sample from the remaining list.

    I will, of course, post the results on this board for your consideration and opinions.
  20. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I was not aware that schools made a distinction between ACE-Militart and ACE-Workplace. What about ACE-NA? I always thought ACE acceptance was ACE acceptance.


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