Penn Foster Announces 40 Courses Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

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Penn Foster Announces 40 Courses Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

Scottsdale, Arizona (October 7) — Penn Foster College, a provider of programs and services designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of the adult learner, today announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT ®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for an additional 40 courses. ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

“We’re committed to helping ensure the future success of our Penn Foster College students,” said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. “This recommendation increases the credible options available to our students through our career-focused, cost-effective degree programs.”

ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at www.acenet.edu/credit.

Penn Foster offers a total of 100 courses that have been recommended for college credit by ACE CREDIT. For a complete listing of these courses, please visit http://goo.gl/YZjHy4.

About Penn Foster

Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and blended learning for more than 100 years. Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in its high school, career school and college to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the skills gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster's high-quality, affordable distance education allows students the flexibility to complete programs around their schedules with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty. For more information, visit www. pennfoster.edu.

About ACE
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation


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