Are you one of the many people who would like to get some college credit but don’t have the time or money to go to college? There are other ways of getting college credit. The American Council on Education (A.C.E.) has been addressing this need for a long time. What A.C.E. does is find ways to get college credit for job knowledge.
Various organizations have developed courses and tests for their area of expertise. Those courses and tests are made available to the general public. A.C.E. determines if the program meets their levels of required knowledge. If it does then A.C.E. determines the amount of A.C.E. credits the course should have. Many colleges and universities have joined the A.C.E. network which means that they will accept those A.C.E. credits and turn them into college credits. For a list of educational institutions that are in the network click on the link.
According to the A.C.E. About (us) page: “…the College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities. CREDIT does this by helping adults get academic credit, whenever possible, for courses and examinations taken outside traditional channels”. Outside traditional channels. That’s awesome. Helping people by giving credit through non-traditional means can be very beneficial. Quite often the organizations that list courses don’t charge you to take those courses.
If you want to get some college credit how much better can it be than to get it for free? Naturally you can’t get a full degree this way. Different colleges have different guidelines regarding how many A.C.E. credits they will convert but every little bit helps.
There are also areas that help those who have been in the military to get college credit for the jobs they did while on duty.