Non-Traditional Credit: ACE Course Equivalency

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ACE evaluates 35,000+ workplace, military and non-collegiate learning experiences and training programs for college credit.
  • Participating organizations that host approved learning experiences and training programs include corporations, professional and volunteer associations, schools, training suppliers, labor unions, and government agencies that offer formal training courses on a wide range of topics.
  • Examples of participating organizations include:
    • American Bankers Association
    • Certified Financial Planner
    • Excelsior
    • McDonald’s University
    • Apprenticeship programs
    • Microsoft certifications
    • Military and federal government training
    • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter 
  • For example, a student who completed the Starbucks Management Training program was approved to fulfill Loyola's CPST 250 course: Foundations of Organization. This course requirement earns 3 credit hours and is a class required for a variety of the SCPS majors. 
  • Students who believe they have completed any of the 35,000+ workplace, military and non-collegiate learning experiences and training programs approved for college credit should review the ACE credit database on the ACE website.
    • Click this link to be directed to the official ACE homepage. 
  • Depending on the program or experience completed and approved by ACE, students may apply those credits to major and elective hours, if applicable.  
  • For more information about transcript guidelines and costs, please visit the official ACE website.
    • Click this link to be directed to the official ACE transcript page.
  • Official transcripts should be sent to the following address:

Office of Registration and Records
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 510
Chicago, IL 60611