You can also refer to the Transfer Credit Policy in the School of Advanced Studies Catalog for eligibility criteria.
The following is a list of information/documents that you will need to complete your application in its entirety.
Your Demographic Information:
• Full Name
• ACE Student ID (Located on your MyACE Portal)
• Phone Number
• Expected Start Date
• Intended Degree Program
• ACE Course Numbers and Descriptions
• Full Name and Location of Other Institution (as reflected on your official transcript)
• Course Number and Title of Course Requested for Transfer Credit
• Full Description of Course Requested for Transfer Credit (Include a link to the course description from the other institution’s website)
• Grade Received (Note, a Grade of “B” or better required)
• Number and Type of Credit Hours
• Unofficial Transcript (Note, this is a file upload field)
• Course Syllabi (Not Required, but recommended)
Transfer credit requests will be evaluated based on the following:
• The credit must have been earned in a doctorate-level degree program or an earned Ed.S. from a regionally accredited institution.
• The course or courses requested for transfer must be either (a) doctoral-level Research or Statistics course work that would be applicable to a degree at the previous institution, or (b) part of a completed Ed.S. degree granted by a regionally accredited institution.
• Each course requested for transfer must have received a grade of B or better.
• A course requested for transfer credit must have earned an applicant a minimum of 4.5 quarter-hour or 3 semester-hour credits from the institution at which the course was taken.
• The content and rigor of the course or courses requested for transfer credit must be judged by the department chair or designee to be sufficiently similar in content and difficulty to the course in the ACE program which the applicant is asking to be replaced by a course taken elsewhere.
• The American College of Education does not accept for graduate credits any credits earned as military credit, credit for life experience, credit by examination, credit by correspondence, credit from non-accredited institutions, or professional development credits or units.
6. Complete the application in its entirety by requesting up to 2 courses you wish to transfer. NOTE: Fields labeled 1a-1j and 2a-2j relate to the courses. You may submit only one transfer credit application. Due to this policy, be sure you include all requested information in the application and choose your courses wisely. For example,
* Copy and paste the course description from the previous institution’s website. Include the link where the course description can be found on the previous institution’s website. (A syllabus is acceptable if a course description cannot be located or as additional support for your request. Please include with application upon submission.)
* Attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to the specified fields in the application. This is required even if you have already sent an official copy of your transcript to the university.
* You MUST send an official transcript directly to the college at the address below:
American College of Education
101 West Ohio St., Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
* Official transcript(s) showing the course as completed at another institution must be on file before a final approval will be applied to your ACE profile.
* To be considered “official” a transcript must be in a sealed envelope, signed and mailed to the College by the granting institution. No photocopies will be accepted.
* ACE will also accept an official transcript sent electronically directly to us by the issuing institution or e-transcript service on the institution's behalf. Please contact your previous institution to see if they use e-transcripts or an e-transcript service.
* If you have additional questions, our highly skilled Program Advisors are available to answer any additional questions you may have. Just call 1-800-280-0307.
Please begin with the "Name" Field
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