Alternative Credit Project (ACP)

Alternative Credit Project (ACE) logo.If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit ProjectTM (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Franklin Pierce University (FPU) will accept towards your degree (up to 45 ACP credits). A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started - a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

Even if you're not ready to apply yet, FPU is here to help. Our enrollment management counselors are knowledgeable in admissions, financial aid, and academic programs, and specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education.


Accepted Courses

Franklin Pierce University may accept these ACP courses as transfer credits if they are required in your degree or certificate. Click on the category name to see the specific courses accepted.

*All ACE credit recommendations are eligible for evaluation for credit at Franklin Pierce University. If you don't see your course on this list, contact us to learn about our ACE evaluation process.

Accounting

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Accounting I Pearson ACPE-0085 AC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
Accounting I Straighterline ACPE-0086 AC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
Accounting II Pearson ACPE-0087 AC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
Accounting II Straighterline ACPE-0088 AC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
Introduction to Financial Accounting Saylor ACPE-0113 AC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
Managerial Accounting Ed4Online ACPE-0117 AC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
Principles of Accounting 1 Ed4Online ACPE-0132 AC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
Principles of Accounting 2 Ed4Online ACPE-0133 AC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3

Algebra

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
College Algebra Saylor ACPE-0016 MT 361 Modern Algebra 3
College Algebra Straighterline ACPE-0018 MT 361 Modern Algebra 3
College Algebra Pearson ACPE-0033 MT 361 Modern Algebra 3

Anatomy & Physiology

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Anatomy and Physiology Ed4Online ACPE-0089 BI 260 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
Anatomy and Physiology Pearson ACPE-0090 BI 260 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
Anatomy and Physiology Straighterline ACPE-0091 BI 260 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0092
Anatomy and Physiology Straighterline ACPE-0092 BI 260 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0091
Anatomy and Physiology Straighterline ACPE-0093 BI 261 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0094
Anatomy and Physiology Straighterline ACPE-0094 BI 261 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0093
Introduction to Nutrition Straighterline ACPE-0116 BI 235 Human Health and Nutrition 3

Anthropology

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Cultural Anthropology Straighterline ACPE-0079 AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3

Arts

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Art History Sophia ACPE-0105 FA 183 History of Art 3

Biology

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Biology Pearson ACPE-0005 GE 100 General Elective 3 (*) Needs lab
Introduction to Biology Straighterline ACPE-0011 BI 325 Microbiology 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0012
Introduction to Biology Lab Straighterline ACPE-0012 BI 325 Microbiology 1 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0011
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Saylor ACPE-0023 GE 100 General Elective 3 (*) Needs lab
Microbiology Straighterline ACPE-0028 BI 325 Microbiology 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0029
Microbiology Lab Straighterline ACPE-0029 BI 325 Microbiology 1 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0028

Business

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Business Pearson ACPE-0106 MN 201 Principles of Management 3
Introduction to Business Saylor ACPE-0107 MN 201 Principles of Management 3
Introduction to Business Straighterline ACPE-0108 MN 201 Principles of Management 3

calculus

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Calculus I Saylor ACPE-0015 MT 221 Calculus I 3
Pre-Calculus Straighterline ACPE-0019 MT 101 Contemporary Mathematics 3
General Calculus I Straighterline ACPE-0040 MT 221 Calculus I 3
General Calculus II Straighterline ACPE-0041 MT 222 Calculus II 3

Chemistry

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
General Chemistry Saylor ACPE-0034 GE 100 General Elective 3 (*) Needs lab
General Chemistry Straighterline ACPE-0036 CH 101 General Chemistry I 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0037
General Chemistry Lab Straighterline ACPE-0037 CH 101 General Chemistry I 1 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0036

Communications

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Corporate Communication Saylor ACPE-0006 MN 360 Communication Skills for Managers 3
Business Communication Straighterline ACPE-0009 MN 360 Communication Skills for Managers 3
Introduction to Communications Straighterline ACPE-0010 MC 100 Communication, Media, and Society 3

Computer Science

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Computer Basics Ed4Online ACPE-0100 CIT 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3

Critical Thinking

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Critical Thinking Pearson ACPE-0002 GE 100 General Elective 3
Introduction to Literature Pearson ACPE-0074 EN 210 Introduction to Literary Studies 3

Economics

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Macroeconomics Pearson ACPE-0047 ET 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics Pearson ACPE-0048 ET 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics Straighterline ACPE-0067 ET 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics Straighterline ACPE-0068 ET 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3

English Composition

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
English Composition I Pearson ACPE-0003 GLE 110 First Year Composition I 3
English Composition II Pearson ACPE-0004 GLE 120 First Year Composition II 3
English Composition I Sophia ACPE-0024 GLE 110 First Year Composition I 3
English Composition I Straighterline ACPE-0025 GLE 110 First Year Composition I 3
English Composition II Straighterline ACPE-0026 GLE 120 First Year Composition II 3

Environmental Science

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Environmental Science Pearson ACPE-0020 ES 103 Introduction to Ecosystem and Wildlife Conservation 4
Introduction to Environmental Science Straighterline ACPE-0027 ES 103 Introduction to Ecosystem and Wildlife Conservation 4

Finance

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Finance Pearson ACPE-0112 FM 224 Principles of Financial Management 3

History

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
American History I Pearson ACPE-0049 HS 201 U.S. History to the War of 1812 3
American History II Pearson ACPE-0050 HS 202 American History in the Age of Slavery and the Civil War 2 3
U.S. History I Straighterline ACPE-0069 HS 201 U.S. History to the War of 1812 3
U.S. History II Straighterline ACPE-0070 HS 202 American History in the Age of Slavery and the Civil War 3
Western Civilization I Straighterline ACPE-0083 GE 100 American History in the Age of Slavery and the Civil War 3
Western Civilization II Straighterline ACPE-0084 HS 229 Thrones and Drones: Modern European History 3

Human Resources

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Human Resource Management Ed4Online ACPE-0102 MN 314 Human Resource Management 3
Human Resource Management Pearson ACPE-0104 MN 314 Human Resource Management 3

Information Systems

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Business Information Systems Pearson ACPE-0109 CIT 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Managing Information Systems Ed4Online ACPE-0118 CIT 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3

Law & Ethics

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Business Ethics Straighterline ACPE-0095 GE 100 General Elective 3
Business Law Pearson ACPE-0097 BA 213 Business Law 3
Business Law Straighterline ACPE-0098 BA 213 Business Law 3
Business Law and Ethics Saylor ACPE-0099 BA 258 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3

Management

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Principles of Management Pearson ACPE-0122 MN 201 Principles of Management 3
Principles of Management Saylor ACPE-0123 MN 201 Principles of Management 3
Principles of Management Straighterline ACPE-0124 MN 201 Principles of Management 3
Project Management Sophia ACPE-0128 GE 100 General Elective 3
Business Management Ed4Online ACPE-0135 MN 201 Principles of Management 3

Marketing

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Principles of Marketing Pearson ACPE-0126 MK 201 Principles of Marketing 3
Principles of Marketing Saylor ACPE-0127 MK 201 Principles of Marketing 3
Principles of Marketing Ed4Online ACPE-0134 MK 201 Principles of Marketing 3

Mathematical Theory

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Differential Equations edX ACPE-0031 MT 330 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
Linear Differential Equations edX ACPE-0137 MT 330 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
Nonlinear Differential Equations edX ACPE-0138 MT 330 Introduction to Differential Equations 3

Organizational Behavior

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Organizational Behavior Pearson ACPE-0120 MN 321 Organizational Behavior 3
Organizational Behavior Straighterline ACPE-0121 MN 321 Organizational Behavior 3

Philosophy

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Philosophy Straighterline ACPE-0062 PA 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Ethics Pearson ACPE-0073 SO 209 Ethical Reasoning 3

Physics

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism Saylor ACPE-0007 GE 100 General Elective 3 (*) Needs lab
Physics: Introduction to Mechanics Saylor ACPE-0008 GE 100 General Elective 3 (*) Needs lab
General Physics Straighterline ACPE-0038 PH 101 General Physics I 3 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0039
General Physics Lab Straighterline ACPE-0039 PH 101 General Physics I 1 (*) Taken together with ACPE-0038

Political Science

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
American Government Pearson ACPE-0053 PO 201 U.S. Government 3
Introduction to Comparative Politics Saylor ACPE-0071 PO 206 Comparative Politics 3
American Government Straighterline ACPE-0072 PO 201 U.S. Government 3

Psychology

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Abnormal Psychology Ed4Online ACPE-0055 PS 251 Abnormal Psychology 3
Aging and Society Ed4Online ACPE-0058 PS 211 Psychology of Aging 3
Introduction to Psychology Straighterline ACPE-0076 PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Psychology Ed4Online ACPE-0077 PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3

Religion

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Approaches to Studying Religions Sophia ACPE-0061 PA 250 World Religions 3
Introduction to Religion Straighterline ACPE-0063 PA 250 World Religions 3

Sociology

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Introduction to Sociology Straighterline ACPE-0080 SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Spanish

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Spanish I Straighterline ACPE-0129 LS 101 Elementary Spanish 3
Spanish II Straighterline ACPE-0130 LS 101 Intermediate Spanish 3

Statistics

Course Title Provider ACE Code FPU Course FPU Course Name Credits
Statistics Pearson ACPE-0014 MT 260 Statistics 3
Introduction to Statistics Saylor ACPE-0017 MT 260 Statistics 3

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