Year Up Announces 25 Courses Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

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Recommendation Allows Year Up Graduates to More Easily Transfer Coursework Credits and Complete College Degrees

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The recommendation by ACE Credit acknowledges the rigorous coursework that students must complete to graduate from the Year Up program. Our students will now be able to more easily use their courses towards completing a degree and advancing their careers.

Year Up, a workforce development nonprofit that serves more than 2,700 young adults each year, today announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 Year Up courses. ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

“The recommendation by ACE Credit acknowledges the rigorous coursework that students must complete to graduate from the Year Up program,” said Garrett Moran, President of Year Up. “We provide young adults with intensive, hands-on professional and technical skills training that allows them to thrive in the workplace. Our students will now be able to more easily use their courses towards completing a degree and advancing in their careers.”

ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at http://www.acenet.edu/credit.

Year Up offers a total of 25 courses nationally that have been recommended for college credit by ACE CREDIT. For a complete listing of these courses, please visit http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=browse.getOrganizationDetail&FICE=1008396.

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 more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit http://www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

About Year Up
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 2,700 students a year at sites in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, and South Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org or http://www.youtube.com/yearupinc.

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