Transferring College Credit

  • Student of the Month: Nino A. Diaz

    Barry Lenson

    When he was a teenage father, Nino A. Diaz had to put his education on hold so he could work to support his family. But he is a resourceful man.  He knew that even though he was busy working, he didn’t have to stop making plans for the future. “I made a goal to graduate from college before my son completed his high school education,” he explains. “This is important to me since I have been encouraging him to attend college as a traditional age student. StraighterLine helped to reinvigorate my motivation and complete my goal of being a role model to my son.” In a recent conversation with StraighterLine, Nino A. Diaz told us even more. Let’s hear what he had to say . . . StraighterLine: What is your favorite thing about ...

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  • Where Can You Transfer StraighterLine Credits?

    Barry Lenson

    You probably already know that thanks to the American Council on Education (ACE Credit), it is easier than ever to transfer credits that you have earned at StraighterLine to hundreds of colleges. Want to know how to get started? Get your free personalized degree plan today! In addition to the more than 2,000 schools that recognize and consider ACE CREDIT recommendations for credit, this infographic is your 50 state guide to each campus location of the nearly 100 accredited colleges in the StraighterLine College Savings Network. When you enroll at one of our Partner Colleges, we guarantee that you will receive full course credit for StraighterLine courses within your degree plan. Also, StraighterLine makes it easy to get your ...

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  • What is Credit-By-Exam or CBE?

    Beth Dumbauld

    CBE is Credit-By-Exam. A Credit-By-Exam (CBE) program allows you to earn college credit for what you already know. Students can pick and choose college-level subject matter exams from a variety of credit-by-exam providers. Passing tests through a credit-by-exam program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or transfer credit to thousands of colleges and universities. Credit-by-Exam providers include: CLEP DSST UExcel AP Each exam program sets its own testing schedule and has its own test taking centers. All credit-by-exam programs have specified waiting periods before you are able to retake any exam for credit. You can also earn college credit by taking self-paced online college cou ...

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  • What is ACE CREDIT?

    Beth Dumbauld

    What is the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service or ACE CREDIT? ACE CREDIT is the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service. ACE CREDIT recommendations are used by students to obtain college credit or advanced college placement for formal courses or exams taken outside the traditional classroom. Students commonly take formal courses and exams eligible for ACE CREDIT through: Online college course providers Businesses Unions Government Military Associations ACE CREDIT Registry and Transcript Service is able to keep a lifelong record of all your ACE CREDIT recommendations. Earning ACE CREDIT recommendations for your formal coursework or exams does not guara ...

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  • What is Transfer Credit?

    Beth Dumbauld

    A Transfer Credit is a college credit earned at one institution of higher education that is later transferred to and accepted by another institution. A Transfer Credit can also be earned by passing competency exams that demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area. An earned college credit is considered a transfer credit once it is accepted by the “receiving” institution of higher learning. Receiving institutions decide which transfer credits it will accept, typically through the admissions or registrar’s office. Students who have transfer credits accepted are given advanced standing at the new institution. A Transfer Credit can be earned by: AP Credit (Advanced Placement) Credits for community college coursework Coll ...

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