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ACE CREDIT® Network Expands Opportunities for Adult Learners

| September 7, 2012

Regent University has joined the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) College and University Network, a group of institutions which use ACE credit recommendations to provide more opportunities for adult learners to earn a college degree.

ACE, the major coordinating body for all of the nation's higher education institutions, provides a network for institutions that apply ACE's academic credit recommendations for work force and military training. Their recommendations also stem from learning experiences that include apprenticeship programs, professional organizations, national examinations and online education vendors.

"Military adult learners at Regent have long enjoyed generous transfer credit in recognition of their extensive training and experience," said Dave Boisselle, Regent's director of military and veterans affairs. "Now, civilian professionals working at organizations that partner with the ACE can likewise receive generous transfer credit for their corporate training and experience. This underscores Regent's commitment to serving adult learners who aspire to become Christian leaders to change the world."

ACE's Military Evaluations Program and ACE CREDIT® each year review about 150 educational and occupational experiences provided by workforce and military training and make recommendations for equivalent college credit. The recommendation identifies and describes the discipline, the level of learning and the number of credit hours.

Regent and other network members use ACE credit recommendations to connect training provided by employers—government, corporate, association and labor unions—to create educational pathways for adult learners to pursue certificates and degrees and do so more efficiently.

The ACE review is carried out by a team of experienced faculty evaluators who are content experts equipped to determine if the learning experience has similar outcomes to a college course and make recommendations for comparable college credit. Colleges and universities then consider whether these recommendations fit with their degree. Each college and university determines whether it will award credit and whether that credit might apply to general education, elective or core courses in the major.

"By participating in the ACE CREDIT® College and University Network, higher education institutions signify to millions of adult learners their commitment to boosting attainment of postsecondary credentials, offering flexibility, portability and the efficient transfer of credits," said Patricia Book, ACE's assistant vice president for lifelong learning.

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Mindy Hughes, Public Relations

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