Current Recommendations

Check out the Saylor Direct Credit courses listed below to see which credits can be transferred to one of our partner colleges and universites! Saylor Academy provides zero-tuition transfer credit for many of our free, self-paced, online courses that are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

Please note: several credit exams are currently unavailable. As of April 2021, we are finalizing updates to those courses and expecting to have them ready soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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

Course ACE ID End Credits
Recommended by NCCRS Only
MA001: College Algebra

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 Recommendation Window

 

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 Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0019
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general biology


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS101: Introduction to Business

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0020
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0021
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in financial accounting


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS105: Managerial Accounting

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0009
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in managerial accounting


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0009
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of managerial accounting or introduction to managerial accounting


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SAYA-0009 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
BUS202: Principles of Finance

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0022
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in finance or principles of finance


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SAYA-0022 11-30-2021 3 (UD)
BUS203: Principles of Marketing

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0023
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in marketing or principles of marketing


Previous Recommendation Windows

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
March 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0023 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS204: Business Statistics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
September 2011 –
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0024
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in law, business law, or legal considerations in business


Previous Recommendation Windows

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
October 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0024 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS206: Management Information Systems

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0013
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Information Systems


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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)
BUS208: Principles of Management

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0035
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in management, business management, or management of organizations


Previous Recommendation Windows

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
May 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0035 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS209: Organizational Behavior

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0034
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in organizational behavior, management, or behavior sciences


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SAYA-0034 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS210: Corporate Communication

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0027
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business communication


Previous Recommendation Windows

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
August 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0027 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
BUS300: Operations Management

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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 Recommendation Window

 

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 Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0028
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in natural or physical science


Previous Recommendation Windows

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


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SAYA-0028 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
College Success

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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)
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0046
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Basic Computer Programming

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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SAYA-0046 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0015
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower-division) in intermediate computer programming

Previous Recommendation Windows

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


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SAYA-0015 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
CS107: C++ Programming

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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)
CS302: Software Engineering

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0018
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in software engineering


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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


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SAYA-0018 12-31-2023 3 (UD)
CS402: Computer Communications and Networks

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0016
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Computer Networks

 

Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0016
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science, information systems, or computer networking


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SAYA-0016 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
CUST105: Customer Service

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0041
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in customer service


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SAYA-0041 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0005
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of microeconomics


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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


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SAYA-0005 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0006
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of macroeconomics.


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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


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SAYA-0006 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
GEOG101: World Regional Geography

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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 Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0025
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I


Previous Recommendation Windows

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

NCCRS
Dates offered:
December 2012 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0025 11-30-2021 4 (LD)
MA121: Introduction to Statistics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0032
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to statistics


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
PHIL102: Critical Thinking

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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)
PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0011
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in moral and political philosophy


Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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


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SAYA-0011 12-31-2023 3 (LD)
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0031
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general or introductory physics


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0030
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0033
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


Previous Recommendation Windows

NCCRS
Dates offered:
November 2012 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0033 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0029
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 3 (LD)
PSYCH101: Introduction to Psychology

 

Current Recommendation Window

 

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


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 Recommendation Window

 

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2021
Credit Recommendation: 1 semester hour (lower division) in introduction to sociology


Previous Recommendation Windows

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 11-30-2021 1 (LD)

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

Available Soon

These courses have an active credit recommendation but are unavailable, pending course and exam updates. Check back soon for updates and contact us with any questions.

Course ACE ID End Credits
BUS303: Strategic Information Technology

 

Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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 Recommendation Windows

 

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)
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice and World Views

 

Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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)
POLSC101: Introduction to Political Science

 

Previous Recommendation Windows

 

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


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