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ACE Recommended Course
#1
Hi Everyone,
On what basis can a school refuse to take ACE recommend courses from SDC?
I initially signed up for the college accelerator plan with SDC thinking that it would be much easier to just take 2-3 courses per month rather than taking time off from work to go to my local CLEP testing center.
To my surprise, when I initially asked my admission counselor at SNHU if they accept ACE courses from SDC said no. Late last week I asked my academic advisor the same question and he said ‘yes’.

I sent him the SDC course names I’m thinking of taking and I’m waiting on him to get back to me.

So question: what would be the reason they don’t accept the courses from SDC especially since the ACE website lists SDC as an ACE recommended institution?
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#2
It sounds like the admissions counselor you asked doesn't know what he's talking about. That's not uncommon - a lot of people at colleges don't understand ACE credit (or CLEP/DSST for that matter).
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#3
To answer your initial question:

Any basis they want. They have no obligation to take credits from CLEP, SDC or any other source of ACE credit. Colleges can choose whether they want to take these credits.
Link to all credits earned: Link
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#4
But for a school that accepts ACE and NCCRS, they don't usually say they won't take a particular provider (TESU and EC not taking Shmoop is an anomaly).

Here's what it says on their website:

*All current ACE and NCCRS credit recommendations are eligible for credit evaluation at Southern New Hampshire University. If you don't see your course on this list, contact us to learn more.

So I'm going back to my original post and say that this person doesn't understand ACE/NCCRS or particular providers.  I would just talk to someone else.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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(01-13-2019, 08:40 PM)Bachinayr Wrote: Hi Everyone,
On what basis can a school refuse to take ACE recommend courses from SDC?
I initially signed up for the college accelerator plan with SDC thinking that it would be much easier to just take 2-3 courses per month rather than taking time off from work to go to my local CLEP testing center.
To my surprise, when I initially asked my admission counselor at SNHU if they accept ACE courses from SDC said no. Late last week I asked my academic advisor the same question and he said ‘yes’.

I sent him the SDC course names I’m thinking of taking and I’m waiting on him to get back to me.

So question: what would be the reason they don’t accept the courses from SDC especially since the ACE website lists SDC as an ACE recommended institution?


It might be helpful for you to know that SNHU has a partnership agreement with Saylor Academy that is current, so there is a precedence for them taking ACE credit.

I wanted to edit to comment about the ACE website. That list doesn't mean that the college ACCEPTS ALL ACE credit- it means they participate. Accepting an AP or CLEP exam, technically, means that they participate. Still, your academic advisor is better qualified to help you with your SDC list than an admissions rep. They never deal with academic evaluations or credit transfer/ placement. They're just the sales team trying to enroll you.
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(01-14-2019, 03:07 PM)cookderosa Wrote:
(01-13-2019, 08:40 PM)Bachinayr Wrote: Hi Everyone,
On what basis can a school refuse to take ACE recommend courses from SDC?
I initially signed up for the college accelerator plan with SDC thinking that it would be much easier to just take 2-3 courses per month rather than taking time off from work to go to my local CLEP testing center.
To my surprise, when I initially asked my admission counselor at SNHU if they accept ACE courses from SDC said no. Late last week I asked my academic advisor the same question and he said ‘yes’.

I sent him the SDC course names I’m thinking of taking and I’m waiting on him to get back to me.

So question: what would be the reason they don’t accept the courses from SDC especially since the ACE website lists SDC as an ACE recommended institution?


It might be helpful for you to know that SNHU has a partnership agreement with Saylor Academy that is current, so there is a precedence for them taking ACE credit.

I wanted to edit to comment about the ACE website.  That list doesn't mean that the college ACCEPTS ALL ACE credit- it means they participate.  Accepting an AP or CLEP exam, technically, means that they participate.  Still, your academic advisor is better qualified to help you with your SDC list than an admissions rep. They never deal with academic evaluations or credit transfer/ placement.  They're just the sales team trying to enroll you.

I just know from this forum that SNHU takes all kinds of ACE/NCCRS credit.  I've heard from many people over the years that this is the case.  So in this particular instance, I'm going to back to my original statement that the enrollment person is the wrong person to ask, and to ask an advisor.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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Thanks to everyone for the insightful feedback, as usual.
I think I may take a proctored test this week and send I. The results. If they don’t take the credits, I’ll take a CLEP insight.
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