Earning College Credit with a Microsoft Certification

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Earning College Credit with a Microsoft Certification

Tony S

I wanted to remind everyone that both students and Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) are eligible to earn college credit with a Microsoft Certification. In short, approved certifications can be applied for up to six semester hours of college credit in either a bachelor’s-degree or associate-degree of computer applications, information technology, or computer information systems.  There are no caveats to this. In order for you to qualify for the credit(s), you must have passed a select Microsoft Certification within the last three years.


The American Council on Education (ACE) is the governing body that has made this possible. One exciting thing about this is that they maintain a network of more than 1,500 cooperating, accredited colleges and universities! This list consists of all accredited colleges and universities that have agreed to consider ACE college-credit.  

The following are Microsoft Certifications and exams that ACE recommends for college credit:

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications

IT professional and developer certifications

Frequently asked questions are obtainable here:

Q.  Will my school recognize the ACE credit recommendation?

Q.  Is an ACE transcript different from an MCP digital transcript?

Q.  Where can I find more information about the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service?

Q.  Is my Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification eligible for college credit?

Q.  Are my MCSE and MCSA certifications eligible for college credit?


So students – whether you’re entering into your freshman year or finishing up next year as a senior, we welcome you to check out this program to start earning credit now!

 

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    The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit for select Microsoft Certifications. Approved certifications are applicable to one to six semester hours of college credit in bachelor's-degree or associate-degree classes on computer applications, information technology, or computer information systems.

    ACE maintains a network of more than 1,500 cooperating, accredited colleges and universities that agree to consider ACE college-credit recommendations. However, each institution has the discretion to accept credit for ACE recommendations as they see fit. Contact the institution you attend (or plan to attend) to inquire about its policy.

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