Have you taken some college courses but haven't earned a degree or certificate yet? The Alternative Credit Project (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District will accept toward your degree (up to 75% of the credits required for a degree or certificate). A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started and get a degree or a post-secondary certificate.
American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE has engaged 40 colleges and universities and three systems with a strong commitment to access and attainment in this alternative credit consortium. Several of these institutions helped to identify high-demand, lower division general education subject areas, agreed-upon quality course and provider criteria, and identified high-quality online education providers across the selected subject areas.
Selected courses have undergone ACE’s credit recommendation process throughout spring 2015, which will lead to a pool of about 100 low-cost or no-cost online courses. Participating institutions agree to accept a large number of these courses and visibly communicate their acceptance of the courses to students. Institutions also agree to provide anonymized data to ACE regarding the amount of credit their institution accepts through this project as well as retention and attainment rates of students transferring in courses from this project.
American Council on Education (ACE) is engaged in an Alternative Credit Project™ to encourage greater acceptance of students’ alternative credit and create a more flexible pathway toward post-secondary education attainment for the more than 32 million nontraditional students who may have some college credit but no degree.
Important: You may request your ACP transcript directly from the
American Council on Education (ACE).
*Students must complete both the lecture and lab component in order to receive credit for the DCCCD equivalent course.
With your eligible ACP credits, you can apply to DCCCD as a
transfer student. DCCCD is comprised of seven separately accredited colleges: Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College and Richland College. Online courses are also available. All students with ACP credit are initially processed for transfer by
Cedar Valley College.
To apply for transfer, please complete the following steps: