StraighterLine Announces Courses Recommended by American Council on Education’s Alternative Credit Project (ACP)

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StraighterLine is the Alternative Credit Project's most experienced provider of academic credit

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of academic credit and a founding member of the Alternative Credit Project, is pleased to announce it has had 44 courses recommended for college credit -- the most for any provider in the program. These courses are guaranteed to transfer to participating ACP colleges.

The ACP is an effort by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Gates Foundation to assist the over 31 million U.S. adults who are eligible to start or return to college by providing affordable and flexible college solutions. Founded in 2010, StraighterLine is the ACP's most experienced provider of academic credit.

Says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s founder and CEO, “Such breadth of approval is a testament to the quality of our courses. By remaining independent of any particular college and seeking out quality assurance reviews like ACP, we earn the trust of both students and colleges. Together, we can make college affordable again.”

The Project reviews courses from a select group of providers and creates guaranteed transfer pathways to nearly 40 colleges, including:

-American Public University* (WV)
-Ashford University* (CA)
-Bastyr University (WA)
-Bellevue University* (NE)
-Brandman University* (CA)
-Capella University* (MN)
-Central Michigan University
-Charter Oak State College* (CT)
-Colorado Community College System
-Colorado State University–Global Campus*
-Colorado Technical University*
-Dallas Colleges Online/Dallas County Community College District (TX)
-Davenport University (MI)
-Fayetteville State University (NC)
-Fort Hays State University (KS)
-Franklin Pierce University (NH)
-John F. Kennedy University (CA)
-Kaplan University*
-Lakeland College (WI)
-Goodwin College (CT)
-Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
-Miami Dade College (FL)
-Monroe Community College(NY)
-National Louis University* (IL)
-Northern Arizona University
-Northwestern State University* (LA)
-Notre Dame College (OH)
-Post University (CT)
-Sinclair Community College (OH)
-Stark State College (OH)
-SUNY Empire State College* (NY)
-Texas Woman's University
-Thomas Edison State College* (NJ)
-University of Baltimore (MD)
-University of Maryland University College*
-University of Memphis (TN)
-University of New England* (ME)
-Walden University* (MN)
-Youngstown State University (OH)

An asterisk (*) denotes a current StraighterLine partner college.

About ACE

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and related associations. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine solves the number one issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, high quality online courses that prepare students for success. Serving over 15,000 students a year, StraighterLine combines a $99 a month college course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save up to 60 percent on the total cost of a degree.

StraighterLine takes the worry out of transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee credit acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request. Visit for more information.

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