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Did you know you can apply credits from certain no- or low-cost online courses to your undergraduate degree or certificate at University of Maryland University College? Thanks to the Alternative Credit Project, also known as ACP, you may be closer to finishing your education than you think.

If you've taken eligible courses, we're here to help you get credit for them and move closer to your degree. Our admissions advisors specialize in helping busy professionals like you transfer into our convenient, flexible, high-quality academic programs. 

ACP is a national program of the American Council on Education and is supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Get Started

We understand it's important to you to save time and money as you pursue your degree, which is why applying for admission as a transfer student with ACP credit is easy. Get started with these simple steps:

  1. Request your ACP transcript: Request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education, also known as ACE.
  2. Explore more flexible credit options: Learn about additional sources of transfer credit you may be eligible to receive. If you've taken classes at a community college, gained know-how on the job, or been trained in the military, you may be eligible for additional credit toward your UMUC degree.
  3. Contact admissions: Have your unofficial transcripts reviewed and receive a preliminary estimate of your transfer credits. Select the Request Info button to your right to complete a form and speak directly with an admissions advisor or call us at 800-888-UMUC.
  4. Apply to UMUC: Complete UMUC's online application for admission.

UMUC Degrees and Certificates

UMUC offers undergraduate programs in a wide range of fields, many in high-demand areas like cyber security, business, and healthcare. And almost all of them are available entirely online. You can earn a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, or an undergraduate certificate. 

Credit for Your ACP Courses

We accept credit for the following ACP courses:

Business
Common Title Course Title ACP ID Provider Transfer Course
Accounting

Accounting I

ACPE-0085

Pearson

ACCT 220

Accounting

Accounting I

ACPE-0086

Straighterline

ACCT 220

Accounting

Accounting II

ACPE-0087

Pearson

ACCT 221

Accounting

Accounting II

ACPE-0088

Straighterline

ACCT 221

Accounting

Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACPE-0113

Saylor

ACCT 220

Accounting

Managerial Accounting

ACPE-0117

Ed4Online

ACCT 301

Accounting

Principles of Accounting 1

ACPE-0132

Ed4Online

ACCT 220

Accounting

Principles of Accounting 2

ACPE-0133

Ed4Online

ACCT 221

Law & Ethics

Business Ethics

ACPE-0095

Straighterline

BMGT 496*

Law & Ethics

Business Law

ACPE-0097

Pearson

BMGT 380*

Law & Ethics

Business Law

ACPE-0098

Straighterline

BMGT 380*

Law & Ethics

Business Law and Ethics

ACPE-0099

Saylor

BMGT 496*

Human Resources

Human Resource Management

ACPE-0102

Ed4Online

HRMN 300*

Human Resources

Human Resource Management

ACPE-0104

Pearson

HRMN 300*

Management

Principles of Management

ACPE-0122

Pearson

BMGT 364*

Management

Principles of Management

ACPE-0123

Saylor

BMGT 364

Management

Principles of Management

ACPE-0124

Straighterline

BMGT 364*

Management

Principles of Marketing

ACPE-0126

Pearson

MRKT 310*

Management

Principles of Marketing

ACPE-0127

Saylor

MRKT 310*

Management

Project Management

ACPE-0128

Sophia

BMGT 487*

Management

Business Management

ACPE-0135

Ed4Online

BMGT 364*

Management

Principles of Marketing

ACPE-0134

Ed4Online

MRKT 310*

General Business

Introduction to Business

ACPE-0106

Pearson

BMGT 110

General Business

Introduction to Business

ACPE-0107

Saylor

BMGT 110

General Business

Introduction to Business

ACPE-0108

Straighterline

BMGT 110

General Business

Organizational Behavior

ACPE-0120

Pearson

BMGT 464*

General Business

Organizational Behavior

ACPE-0121

Straighterline

BMGT 464*

Finance

Introduction to Finance

ACPE-0112

Pearson

FINC 330*

Critical Thinking, Writing & Communication
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
English Composition

English Composition I

ACPE-0003

Pearson

WRTG 101

English Composition

English Composition II

ACPE-0004

Pearson

WRTG 101

English Composition

English Composition I

ACPE-0024

Sophia

WRTG 101

English Composition

English Composition I

ACPE-0025

Straighterline

WRTG elective

English Composition

English Composition II

ACPE-0026

Straighterline

WRTG 101

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

ACPE-0002

Pearson

PHIL 110

Critical Thinking

Introduction to Literature

ACPE-0074

Pearson

English Literature elective

Communication

Corporate Communication

ACPE-0006

Saylor

Elective credit

Communication

Business Communication

ACPE-0009

Straighterline

WRTG 293

Communication

Introduction to Communications

ACPE-0010

Straighterline

SPCH 100

Foreign Language
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
Spanish

Spanish I

ACPE-0129

Straighterline

SPAN 111

Spanish

Spanish II

ACPE-0130

Straighterline

SPAN 112

Humanities
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
History

American History I

ACPE-0049

Pearson

HIST 156

History

American History II

ACPE-0050

Pearson

HIST 157

History

U.S. History I

ACPE-0069

Straighterline

HIST elective

History

U.S. History II

ACPE-0070

Straighterline

HIST elective

History

Western Civilization I

ACPE-0083

Straighterline

HIST elective

History

Western Civilization II

ACPE-0084

Straighterline

HIST elective

Religion

Approaches to Studying Religions

ACPE-0061

Sophia

HUMN elective

Religion

Introduction to Religions

ACPE-0063

Straighterline

HUMN elective

Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

ACPE-0062

Straighterline

PHIL 100

Philosophy

Ethics

ACPE-0073

Pearson

PHIL 142

Arts

Introduction to Art History

ACPE-0105

Sophia

Art history elective

Mathematical Concepts
Common Title Course Title ACP ID Provider Transfer Course
Calculus

Calculus I

ACPE-0015

Saylor

MATH 140

Calculus

Pre-Calculus

ACPE-0019

Straighterline

MATH 115

Calculus

General Calculus I

ACPE-0040

Straighterline

MATH 140

Calculus

General Calculus II

ACPE-0041

Straighterline

MATH 141

Algebra

College Algebra

ACPE-0016

Saylor

MATH 012

Algebra

College Algebra

ACPE-0018

Straighterline

MATH 107

Algebra

College Algebra

ACPE-0033

Pearson

MATH 107

Linear & Non-Linear Algebra

Introduction to Differential Equations

ACPE-0031

edX

Upper level Math Elective

Linear & Non-Linear Algebra

Linear Differential Equations

ACPE-0137

edX

Upper level Math Elective

Linear & Non-Linear Algebra

Nonlinear Differential Equations

ACPE-0138

edX

Upper level Math Elective

Statistics

Statistics

ACPE-0014

Pearson

STAT 200

Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

ACPE-0017

Saylor

STAT 200

Science
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

ACPE-0089

Ed4Online

BIOL 164

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

ACPE-0090

Pearson

BIOL 164

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology I

ACPE-0091

Straighterline

BIOL 201 lecture

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

ACPE-0092

Straighterline

BIOL 201 lab

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology II

ACPE-0093

Straighterline

BIOL 201 lecture

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

ACPE-0094

Straighterline

BIOL 201 lab

Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to Nutrition

ACPE-0116

Straighterline

NUTR 100

Biology

Introduction to Biology

ACPE-0005

Pearson

BIOL 101

Biology

Introduction to Biology

ACPE-0011

Straighterline

BIOL 101

Biology

Introduction to Biology Lab

ACPE-0012

Straighterline

BIOL 102

Biology

Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

ACPE-0023

Saylor

BIOL 350*

Biology

Microbiology

ACPE-0028

Straighterline

BIOL 230 lecture

Biology

Microbiology Lab

ACPE-0029

Straighterline

BIOL 230 lab

Chemistry

General Chemistry

ACPE-0034

Saylor

CHEM 121

Chemistry

General Chemistry

ACPE-0036

Straighterline

CHEM 121

Chemistry

General Chemistry Lab

ACPE-0037

Straighterline

CHEM 122

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

ACPE-0020

Pearson

BIOL 211

Environmental Science

Introduction to Environmental Science

ACPE-0027

Straighterline

BIOL 211

Physics

Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism

ACPE-0007

Saylor

PHYS 112

Physics

Physics: Introduction to Mechanics

ACPE-0008

Saylor

PHYS 111

Physics

General Physics

ACPE-0038

Straighterline

PHYS 111

Physics

General Physics Lab

ACPE-0039

Straighterline

PHYS lab

Social and Behavioral Science
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

ACPE-0079

Straighterline

ANTH 102

Economics

Macroeconomics

ACPE-0047

Pearson

ECON 201

Economics

Microeconomics

ACPE-0048

Pearson

ECON 203

Economics

Macroeconomics

ACPE-0067

Straighterline

ECON 201

Economics

Microeconomics

ACPE-0068

Straighterline

ECON 203

Student Development

Professional and Career Development

ACPE-0051

Ed4Online

Elective

Student Development

Student Success

ACPE-0054

Pearson

Elective

Student Development

Student Success

ACPE-0064

Straighterline

Elective

Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

ACPE-0055

Ed4Online

PSYC 353*

Psychology

Aging and Society

ACPE-0058

Ed4Online

GERO 100

Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

ACPE-0076

Straighterline

PSYC 100

Psychology

Intro to Psychology

ACPE-0077

Ed4Online

PSYC 100

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

ACPE-0080

Straighterline

SOCY 100

Political Science

American Government

ACPE-0053

Pearson

GVPT 170

Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics

ACPE-0071

Saylor

GVPT 280

Political Science

American Government

ACPE-0072

Straighterline

GVPT 170

Technology
Subject Course Title ACP ID Provider UMUC Course Equivalency
Information Systems

Introduction to Business Information Systems

ACPE-0109

Pearson

IFSM 300*

Information Systems

Managing Information Systems

ACPE-0118

Ed4Online

IFSM 300*

Computer Science

Computer Basics

ACPE-0100

Ed4Online

Computer Elective

*Counts as lower-level credit, but you may need additional upper-level courses to meet overall upper-level requirements for the degree.

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