Saylor Direct College Credit


Saylor Direct college credit courses can help you complete your degree with substantial tuition savings. We work directly with colleges and universities to provide zero-tuition transfer credit for many of our free, self-paced, online courses, helping degree-seekers overcome barriers of cost, time, and location.

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How Saylor Direct Credit Works

  • Saylor Direct courses have been evaluated and recommended for transferable college credit by two organizations, ACE CREDIT and NCCRS.
  • Based on those recommendations, you can earn transfer credit when you enroll at one of our partner schools or, potentially, at hundreds of other colleges and universities that have partnered with ACE or NCCRS.
  • For each course you want to transfer, you must pass a Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam under the supervision of an exam proctor and request that a transcript be sent to your school(s). Note: exam proctoring and transcripts can involve fees, usually $25 and $20 respectively — see the FAQ at the end of this page for details.
  • This page contains details that are essential to earning credit for your work. Read this page carefully and let us know your questions!

Watch this video for an overview of the Saylor Direct credit program:

Checklist: What to Do

1. Get to know the Saylor Direct Credit program

  • Read through this guide and ask us your questions
  • Choose the Saylor Direct Credit courses you hope to take for credit
  • Make sure that your school will give credit for your courses and find out how your courses will fit into your degree program

2. Prepare for your exam

  • Study the course materials
  • Take the non-credit exam at least once for practice and review

3. Schedule and take your Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam*

  • Familiarize yourself with the proctoring options and choose a proctor
  • Schedule your exam with your proctor
  • Take the Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam for your course

4. Order your transcript

  • See instructions for how to send transcripts for your course(s)

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* To earn the recommendation of credit, you must take the password-protected “Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam” with a proctor.

Saylor Direct Credit Courses

Current Recommendations

Complete recommendations are available via ACE and NCCRS. Credits are listed as lower division (LD) or upper division (UD).

Please note: several credit exams are not currently available (see expired courses below.)

Course ACE ID End Credits
Recommended by NCCRS Only
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I

 

Current Session

 

NCCRS
Dates offered: January 2011 – Present
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Informatics (view recommendation)


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N/A current 3 (LD)
MA001: College Algebra

 

Current Session

 

NCCRS
Dates offered: January 2012 – Present
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division)in Algebra or Mathematics (view recommendation)


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0016
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in basic algebra or intermediate algebra


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N/A current 3 (LD)
Recommended by ACE
ARTH101: Art Appreciation

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0036
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in art appreciation or techniques of art


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SAYA-0036 05-30-2022 3 (LD)
BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0019
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general biology


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0023
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in biology

ACE ID: SAYA-0002 (as BIO101b)
Dates offered: 01 April 2014 – 31 March 2017
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introductory biology


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SAYA-0019 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS101: Introduction to Business

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0020
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0107
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business


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SAYA-0020 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0021
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in financial accounting


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0113
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to accounting


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SAYA-0021 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS202: Principles of Finance

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0022
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in finance or principles of finance


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SAYA-0022 05-31-2021 3 (UD)
BUS203: Principles of Marketing

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0023
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in marketing or principles of marketing


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0127
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of marketing


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SAYA-0023 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS204: Business Statistics

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0037
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in elementary statistics, introduction to statistics, or introduction to business statistics


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SAYA-0037 05-30-2022 3 (LD)
BUS205: Business Law

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0024
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in law, business law, or legal considerations in business


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0099 (as Business Law and Ethics)
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business law


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SAYA-0024 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS208: Principles of Management

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0035
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in management, business management, or management of organizations


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0123
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in management business management, or management of organizations


View Course

SAYA-0035 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS209: Organizational Behavior

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0034
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in organizational behavior, management, or behavior sciences


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SAYA-0034 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS210: Corporate Communication

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0027
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business communication


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0006
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business communication, communication studies, or organizational communication


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SAYA-0027 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
BUS300: Operations Management

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0038
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in operations management or supply chain management


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SAYA-0038 05-30-2022 3 (UD)
BUS402: Project Management

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0039
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in project management


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SAYA-0039 05-30-2022 3 (UD)
CHEM101: General Chemistry I

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0028
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in natural or physical science


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0034
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general chemistry

ACE ID: SAYA-0003
Dates offered: 01 April 2014 – 31 March 2017
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general chemistry


View Course

SAYA-0028 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
College Success

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0040
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in college success or strategies for success


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SAYA-0040 05-30-2022 1 (LD)
CS107: C++ Programming

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0017
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science or computer information systems


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SAYA-0017 05-31-2022 3 (LD)
GEOG101: World Regional Geography

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0044
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to geography


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SAYA-0044 05-30-2022 3 (LD)
MA005: Calculus I

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0025
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0015
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 4 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I


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SAYA-0025 05-31-2021 4 (LD)
MA121: Introduction to Statistics

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0032
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to statistics


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0017
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in statistics or mathematics


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SAYA-0032 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
PHIL102: Critical Thinking

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0045
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 30 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in critical thinking


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SAYA-0045 05-30-2022 3 (LD)
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0031
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general or introductory physics


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0008 (as Physics: Introduction to Mechanics)
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


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SAYA-0031 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0030
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0007 (as Physics: Introduction to Magnetism
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


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SAYA-0030 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0033
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


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SAYA-0033 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0029
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: ACPE-0071
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


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SAYA-0029 05-31-2021 3 (LD)
PSYCH101: Introduction to Psychology

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 May 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2019
Credit Recommendation: 2 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 2 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology


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SAYA-0007 05-31-2022 3 (LD)*
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology

 

Current Session

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2021
Credit Recommendation: 1 semester hour (lower division) in introduction to sociology


Previous Sessions

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 1 semester hour (lower division) in introduction to sociology


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SAYA-0008 05-31-2021 1 (LD)

* If you completed PSYCH101 prior to August 22nd, 2019, the course is recommended for 2 credits.

Expired Recommendations

These are courses for which the credit recommendation has expired. If you previously completed a course below while the recommendation was active, you can still request a transcript.

Note: most of all of the currently expired courses below are scheduled for review during the week of January 11 through January 15. Results of the review will be available soon thereafter.

Course ACE ID End Credits
BUS105: Managerial Accounting

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0009
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0009 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
BUS206: Management Information Systems

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0013
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0013 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
BUS303: Strategic Information Technology

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0014
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0014 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0010
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0010 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0015
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0015 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
CS302: Software Engineering

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0018
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0018 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
CS402: Computer Communications and Networks

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0016
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0016 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0005
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0005 12-31-2019 3 (LD)
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0006
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0006 12-31-2019 3 (LD)
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice and World Views

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0004
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0004 12-31-2019 3 (LD)
PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0011
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


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SAYA-0011 11-30-2019 3 (LD)
POLSC101: Introduction to Political Science

 

Previous Sessions

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0012
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 (LD)


View Course

SAYA-0012 11-30-2019 3 (LD)

Available Soon

Saylor Direct Credit exams will soon be available for these courses:

  • ENGL001: English Composition I
  • ENGL210: Technical Writing

Credit Transfer to Colleges and Universities

Saylor Direct Credit courses are recommended for credit by ACE and NCCRS — earning transfer credit depends on your school accepting these recommendations. Students can earn credit through our Credit Transfer Partners and through the networks of colleges/universities maintained by ACE and NCCRS. We have signed agreements with our Credit Transfer Partners to make this process as dependable and streamlined as possible. Always check with your school for current policies about earning transfer credit for courses recommended by ACE and NCCRS.

Saylor Academy Credit Transfer Partners Our partner colleges and universities will guarantee recognition for some or all of our Saylor Direct credit courses. See individual partner pages for details (where available) on how our courses can transfer.

ACE and NCCRS networks Search the networks linked below to see if your school(s) will consider ACE or NCCRS credit recommendations:

If your school is not listed, talk to your advisor or the Admissions department about their transfer credit policies. It might be helpful to reference specific details on course credit recommendations when talking with your schools:

Preparing for Your Exam

The best way to prepare for a Saylor Direct Credit exam is to work through all the course materials. You can work at your own pace and take as long as you need. Saylor Academy courses and learning materials are free to use. We recommend taking a course’s non-credit certificate exam at least once to help you prepare (especially if you do not have time to work through the full course). Although the non-credit exams use a different bank of questions than the credit exams, both are similar. You can take a non-credit exam as many times as you like but must wait 7 days between consecutive attempts. We offer some tips on how to study for our exams. You will need a Saylor Academy account to take a final exam. If you do not yet have an account, you can create one using the link at the top of any course or the “log in or sign up” link at the top of the page. You should also familiarize yourself with the Saylor Direct Credit final exam. Some exams allow for special materials (like calculators and formula sheets). Visit the exam page (linked at the end of your course) and read through the details there.

Important: Although it might be tempting, do not create more than one Saylor Academy account or circumvent exam waiting periods (7 days after an attempt for non-credit exams, 14 days for Saylor Direct Credit exams) or other restrictions. We have these rules to keep our exams secure and ensure that all students have fair access to our college credit opportunities. Violations can result in delay or denial of your transcript, among other possible consequences.

Exam Proctoring

We work with ProctorU to provide online proctoring services for our students. Your ProctorU proctor will unlock and monitor your exam.

You can schedule your exam directly with ProctorU (proctoring is available 24/7). Students usually take the exam at home.

See ProctorU’s video Online Proctoring: How it works to better understand their process and see our complete instructions to get set up with ProctorU.


Note: if you are unable to use ProctorU and have access to a local testing center, in-person proctoring (with approval) may be available.

Taking Your Exam

On test day, your proctor will unlock your exam and you will have two hours to complete it. You will receive your results immediately after submitting your answers. Be sure to read through the exam details ahead of time and familiarize yourself with any allowed materials, etc. Remember that you should have only one Saylor Academy account — using multiple accounts or other violations could invalidate your exam. If you have any concerns or questions, let us know before you take your exam!

Ordering a Transcript

Transcripts for Saylor Direct Credit courses are sent by ACE or by Saylor Academy. If your course is recommended for credit by NCCRS only, you should request the Saylor Academy transcript.

  • Some schools might prefer an ACE transcript over a Saylor Academy transcript.
  • The Saylor Academy transcript is normally a paper transcript sent by mail. We do not use the secured electronic delivery services that most institutions require to accept emailed transcripts.
  • The ACE transcript is electronic and might be received and processed more quickly by your school.

Option 1: ACE Transcript

Note: the process for creating a record with ACE and requesting is changing as of November 2020 and the process below will soon be unavailable. Saylor Academy is working with ACE to transition to the new system and will provide updated details soon.

  1. Log in to your account or create an account at the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service website. Note that you are not required to supply your SSN or a student ID number; you can leave those fields blank if you wish. ACE currently charges a $20 fee to register and establish a record, which also includes one free transcript request.
  2. Search for your Saylor Academy course(s) using the ACE course number (given in the course list on this page) or using our provider page. Note: if you completed your course between April 2015 and May 2018, you might need to search for your course using a different number. Look under “details” in the course list above to find previous recommendation windows.
  3. Add your Saylor Academy course(s) to your ACE CREDIT record. ACE will ask us to confirm.
  4. Once your record is confirmed, any transcripts you request will be processed and released by ACE.

The ACE Transcript Service provides a lifelong record of learning that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by ACE, including from many providers other than Saylor Academy. Please note that the fees above are set by ACE and could change.

Option 2: Saylor Academy Transcript

  1. Complete this transcript request form. We ask for either the last four digits of your Social Security Number or for your Date of Birth to help identify you to colleges/universities. If your choose to use your date of birth as part of your identification, send ID confirmation using our secure form.
  2. Saylor Academy will create a transcript and send it by USPS First Class mail. We usually process and mail transcripts on Tuesdays and Fridays, so please note that it can take several days for your transcript to be processed and to arrive at its destination.

Option 3: Unofficial Transcript

You can view or print your unofficial transcript at any time through the site that hosts our course completion certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions are below; please also visit our Help Center for more details. Additional help is available in the FAQs for ACE, NCCRS, and ProctorU.

What are NCCRS and ACE?

These are the independent organizations that recommend our courses for college credit. Both have long histories and widespread recognition among colleges and universities. Since 1974, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has connected learning obtained outside the classroom to college credit in partnership with colleges and universities. NCCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service) is a program under the University of the State of New York Board of Regents that helps “working adults and other students earn credit for learning acquired outside of the college classroom”. See also:

What are the costs/fees?

Although Saylor Academy courses are free, you may be charged for proctoring and for transcripts. We do not charge those fees, so the costs below are subject to change without our immediate knowledge. Proctoring:

  • ProctorU charges $25 USD for each session/attempt.
  • Fees for the alternative option, in-person proctoring, will vary.

Transcripts:

  • Your first ACE transcript costs $20 USD; additional transcripts from ACE are $15 USD.
  • Saylor Academy transcripts are free.

Other costs:

  • Your college/university might charge fees to transfer credit.

For example, if you were to take and pass two exams with ProctorU and order your transcript through ACE, you would most likely pay $70 – $25 (x2) for proctoring and $20 for your transcript.

My school isn’t one of your partners. Will I get credit for my course?

Both NCCRS and ACE have large networks of colleges and universities that have agreed to consider their recommendations in granting credit for students. Contact your advisor or the Admissions office at your college/university to find out their policies about ACE, NCCRS and transfer credit.

My course isn’t listed on this page. Can I get credit for it?

The only Saylor Academy courses that are recommended for college credit by ACE and NCCRS are the ones listed on this page. In most cases, Saylor Academy courses not listed on this page will not connect to college credit.

Do I have to take the entire course? Can I just take the exam?

Taking the course is very much recommended, but not required – your recommendation for college credit is based entirely on passing the proctored Saylor Direct Credit final exam.

How many times can I take the exam?

Saylor Direct Credit final exams can be taken three times total within the current credit recommendation window for a given course. When the credit recommendation for a course renews, three more attempts will be available. Typically, a course is recommended for three years at a time.

For example, if a course is recommended for credit from June 2019 through May 2022, you have up to three attempts on the credit exam during that time.

(Note: our previous policy allowed for additional attempts 30 days after the initial three attempts, so attempts before November 1, 2019 will NOT count against the three-attempt limit. Between November 2019 and March 15, 2020, you may have seen conflicting information referring to the older policy; contact us with questions and concerns.)

What are the Saylor Direct Credit final exams like?

Credit and non-credit exams are similar but not identical. See our help center article about final exams for details on what to expect.

What is a passing score on the exam?

Like our certificate exams, a passing score is 70%. Some colleges and universities might require a higher score. We recommend that you take the certificate exam one or more times as preparation and so that you will better know what to expect from the proctored exam.

Will I get a letter or point grade?

No. Your Saylor Academy transcript will include your final exam score as a percent grade. Your ACE transcript will not show a grade at all. Often, transfer credit will be recorded without a specific grade – check with your college/university to find out their policies.

How long will it take for my school to receive my transcript?

We usually mail Saylor Academy transcripts on Tuesday and Friday. Depending on when you submit your request, please plan for up to 7 days for your school to receive your transcript and additional time for your school to process the transcript. When you order a transcript through the ACE transcript service, you have the option to send an electronic transcript, which might be the quickest option.

Other useful resources

Active and knowledgeable communities exist around affordable credit options, such as DegreeForum and DegreeInfo – browse these forums to find tips and answers from many people who are pursuing low-cost degrees.

My question isn’t answered here!

Our Help Center might have what you need, but you can also contact us.