English Chinese (Simplified) Korean Spanish Vietnamese

Alternative Credit

College Credit to Jumpstart Your DCCCD Program

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 towards 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; get a degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

About the Alternative Credit Project™


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 towards post-secondary education attainment for the more than 32 million non-traditional 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).

DCCCD Alternative Credit Project™ Accepted Courses

Accounting

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Accounting I Pearson ACPE-0085 ACNT 1303 3
Managerial Accounting Ed4Online ACPE-0117 ACCT 2302 3

Anthropology

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Cultural Anthropology Straighterline ACPE-0079 ANTH 2321 3

Biology

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Introduction to Biology Straighterline ACPE-0011 BIOL 1408 4
Introduction to Biology Lab Straighterline ACPE-0012 BIOL 1408 4
Microbiology Straighterline ACPE-0028 BIOL 2420 4
Microbiology Lab Straighterline ACPE-0029 BIOL 2420 4
Anatomy and Physiology I Straighterline ACPE-0091 BIOL 2401 4
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Straighterline ACPE-0092 BIOL 2401 4

Business

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Business Law Pearson ACPE-0097 BUSI 2301 3
Business Law Straighterline ACPE-0098 BUSI 2301 3
Business Law and Ethics Saylor ACPE-0099 BUSI 2301 3
Introduction to Business Pearson ACPE-0106 BUSI 1301 3
Introduction to Business Saylor ACPE-0107 BUSI 1301 3
Introduction to Business Straighterline ACPE-0108 BUSI 1301 3

Business Management

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Human Resource Management Ed4Online ACPE-0102 HRPO 2301 3
Human Resource Management Pearson ACPE-0104 HRPO 2301 3
Introduction to Finance Pearson ACPE-0112 BUSG 1303 3
Organizational Behavior Pearson ACPE-0120 HRPO 2307 3
Organizational Behavior Straighterline ACPE-0121 HRPO 2307 3
Principles of Management Pearson ACPE-0122 BMGT 1327 3
Principles of Management Straighterline ACPE-0124 BMGT 1327 3
Project Management Sophia ACPE-0128 BMGT 1309 3
Business Management Ed4Online ACPE-0135 BMGT 1327 3

Chemistry

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
General Chemistry Straighterline ACPE-0036 CHEM 1405 4
General Chemistry Lab Straighterline ACPE-0037 CHEM 1405 4

Computer Science

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Computer Basics Ed4Online ACPE-0100 COSC 1301 3

Economics

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Macroeconomics JumpCourse ACPE-0044 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics JumpCourse ACPE-0045 ECON 2302 3
Macroeconomics Pearson ACPE-0047 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics Pearson ACPE-0048 ECON 2302 3
Macroeconomics Straighterline ACPE-0067 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics Straighterline ACPE-0068 ECON 2302 3

English Composition

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
English Composition I Sophia ACPE-0024 ENGL 1301 3
English Composition II Straighterline ACPE-0026 ENGL 1302 3
Introduction to Communications Straighterline ACPE-0010 SPCH 1311 3

Government

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
American Government JumpCourse ACPE-0052 GOVT 2305 3
American Government Pearson ACPE-0053 GOVT 2305 3
American Government Straighterline ACPE-0072 GOVT 2305 3

History

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
American History I Pearson ACPE-0049 HIST 1301 3
American History II Pearson ACPE-0050 HIST 1302 3
U.S. History I Straighterline ACPE-0069 HIST 1301 3
U.S. History II Straighterline ACPE-0070 HIST 1302 3
Western Civilization I Straighterline ACPE-0083 HIST 2311 3
Western Civilization II Straighterline ACPE-0084 HIST 2312 3

Marketing

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Principles of Marketing Pearson ACPE-0126 MRKG 1311 3
Principles of Marketing Saylor ACPE-0127 MRKG 1311 3
Principles of Marketing Ed4Online ACPE-0134 MRKG 1311 3

Mathematics

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
College Algebra JumpCourse ACPE-0013 MATH 1314 3
College Algebra Straighterline ACPE-0018 MATH 1314 3
Statistics Pearson ACPE-0014 MATH 2342 3
Introduction to Statistics Saylor ACPE-0017 MATH 2342 3
Calculus I Saylor ACPE-0015 MATH 2413 4
General Calculus I Straighterline ACPE-0040 MATH 2413 4
General Calculus II Straighterline ACPE-0041 MATH 2414 4

Nutrition

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Introduction to Nutrition Straighterline ACPE-0116 NUTR 1322 3

Philosophy

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Approaches to Studying Religions Sophia ACPE-0061 PHIL 2321 3
Introduction to Religion Straighterline ACPE-0063 PHIL 1304 3
Introduction to Philosophy Straighterline ACPE-0062 PHIL 1301 3
Ethics Pearson ACPE-0073 PHIL 1306 3

Physics

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
General Physics Straighterline ACPE-0038 PHYS 1401 4
General Physics Lab Straighterline ACPE-0039 PHYS 1401 4

Psychology

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Introduction to Psychology JumpCourse ACPE-0056 PSYC 2301 3
Introduction to Psychology Straighterline ACPE-0076 PSYC 2301 3
Introduction to Psychology Ed4Online ACPE-0077 PSYC 2301 3

Sociology

Course Title Provider ACE Reference DCCCD Equivalent Credit
Introduction to Sociology Straighterline ACPE-0080 SOCI 1301 3

Additional courses are under review.

How to Apply to DCCCD

 

With your eligible ACP credits you can apply to DCCCD as a transfer student. The 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, plus online classes through Dallas Colleges Online. All students with ACP credit are initially processed for transfer by Cedar Valley College.

To apply for transfer please complete the following steps:

1. Request your ACP transcript online from the American Council on Education (ACE).
2. Complete an application for admission to the DCCCD.
3. Email your completed DCCCD application and transcript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the subject please put “ACE-ACP Transfer”.

 

;