25 leading institutions joining new alternative credit project

Institutions to participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project to increase attainment levels for nontraditional learners with some college, no degree.

alternative-credit-projectThe American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of what it says is an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.

The 25 institutions serving in this pilot project have agreed to accept all or most of the transfer credit sought by students who successfully complete courses that are part of a selected pool of about 100 low-cost or no-cost lower division general education online courses. These institutions also will help identify the sources, criteria and quality of the courses.

The participating institutions represent a diverse group of four-year and two-year, public and private, non-profit and for-profit colleges and universities that have a strong commitment to access and attainment and serving nontraditional learners. They are:

  • American Public University
  • Capella University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Colorado Community College System
  • Colorado Technical University; East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Goodwin College
  • John F. Kennedy University
  • Kaplan University
  • Lakeland College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

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