About ACE Credits

If your institution will not approve the credits from Outlier, or if you need a 4-credit option for Calculus/Astronomy, there is an alternative. Learn about our ACE credits and how they can work for you.

An Additional Option to Seek Credit

We are very proud to partner with the University of Pittsburgh. In the event that its credits will not transfer to your degree program, we offer students an additional option to seek credit for Outlier courses through the American Council on Education (ACE). Thousands of colleges across the nation consider ACE credit recommendations in determining transfer course equivalencies to their institutions.

If your school prefers ACE CREDIT, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) has thoroughly evaluated and recommended college credits for four Outlier courses. More than 400 colleges and universities in the ACE CREDIT® partnership network consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their schools' courses and degree programs.

ACE has evaluated and recommended the following Outlier courses for credit:

  • Fundamentals of Calculus (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Astronomy (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)

If you plan to take one of the courses listed above, please inform your institution that you can obtain academic credits and an official transcript issued by ACE once you receive a final grade of 70% or higher.


If your institution does not accept ACE credit recommendations

We're here to help with navigating approval discussions with your institution! We’ve had success rebutting an initial decision not to accept the credits by communicating directly with the approving party and addressing underlying questions or concerns.

We recommend reaching out to us with an explanation of your institution's initial determination, as well as a contact address for us to coordinate with the department as early as possible.


Go to this article to start the transfer credit process.

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