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Dr. Marcus Porter,
Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator

Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4552
Email: maporter3@fhsu.edu

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mon - Thurs

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Alternative Credit Project

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If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit Project ™ (ACP) provides a pool of courses that Fort Hays State University (FHSU) will accept towards your degree.  The ACP, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is designed to help adults finish what they started – a two-or-four year degree, or a post-secondary certificate. Students who wish to participate in this program must submit an ACE transcript with the ACPE course designation. Transcripts received with a passing grade will be recorded as “CR” on the Fort Hays State University transcript.  

 General Information about the program:

  • Students who wish to participate in the ACE Alternative Credit program must submit an ACE transcript with the ACPE course designation.
  • Transcripts received with a passing grade will be recorded as “CR” on the Fort Hays State University transcript.
  • Students should consult their academic advisor and/or transcript analysts in the Registrar’s Office for specific information on how successful completion of an ACP course applies to their degree program.
  • No credit is awarded for a course that has been previously completed at Fort Hays State University or a transfer institution.  If a student has previously enrolled in or audited a course, and received a grade, credit or incomplete, ACP credit is not a consideration.
  • No credit is awarded for an ACP course that is a prerequisite for a course previously passed.
  • A maximum of 60 credit hours from the Ace Alternative Credit program may be applied toward a Fort Hays State University degree.
  • Transfer work from any other college/university and qualifying ACP credit is only recorded for enrolled students who are in a signed degree program at Fort Hays State University. FHSU will not record transfer work or advanced credit for non-degree students or for students who have not returned to FHSU after a prior enrollment.
  • ACPE credit policies are subject to change upon periodic review.

  

For a list of FHSU degrees see the menu on the left of screen.  Below is a list of courses FHSU accepts as part of the ACP:

 

Provider Course Title ACPE Number  Course Provider FHSU Equivalent Course
Biology
Introduction to Biology ACPE-0005 Pearson Biol 100 Human Biology
Introduction to Biology Lab ACPE-0012 Straighterline Biol 102 Laboratory Experiences in Biology
Environmental Science ACPE-0020 Pearson Biol 200 Humans and the Environment
Environmental Science ACPE-0020 Pearson Biol 200 Humans and the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Science ACPE-0027 Straighterline Biol 200 Humans and the Environment
       
History
American History l ACPE-0049 Pearson  EQ HIST 130 United States History to 1877
American History ll ACPE-0050 Pearson  EQ HIST 131 United States Since 1877
       
Math
Statistics ACPE-0014 Pearson  MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 
       
Philosophy
       
Physics
General Physics ACPE-0038 Straighterline PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers l
General Physics Lab ACPE-0039 Straighterline PHYS 211L Physics for Scientists and Engineers l Lab
Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism ACPE-0007 Saylor PHYS 212 Physics for Scientists and Engineers ll
       
Political Science
American Government ACPE-0053 Pearson POLS 101 - American Government
American Government ACPE-0072 Straighterline POLS 101 - American Government
       
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology ACPE-0055 Ed4Online PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology
Aging and Society ACPE-0058 Ed4Online PSY 420 Psychology of Aging
Intro to Psychology ACPE-0077 Ed4Online PSY 100 General Psychology
Introduction to Psychology ACPE-0076 Straighterline PSY 100 General Psychology
       
Business
Accounting l  ACPE-0085 Pearson ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting l
Accounting l  ACPE-0086 Straighterline ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting l
Accounting ll ACPE-0087 Pearson ACCT 204 Principles of Accounting ll
Accounting ll ACPE-0088 Straighterline ACCT 204 Principles of Accounting ll
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