Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by American Council on Education (ACE)

American Council on Education (ACE) uses expert evaluators to review and transcript workplace training, military experiences and national exams for potential college credit matches.  Transcripts are evaluated by LSC faculty to determine the award of course credit. ACE recommendations do not guarantee course credit. LSC may accept, deny or modify credit recommendations in accordance with the academic curriculum and institutional policies. 

Types of ACE Assessments

Military 

Students are encouraged to begin this assessment process prior to course registration to prevent duplicating courses awarded through PLA. Students seeking credit for service in the United States Air Force use the regular transcript evaluation process, not PLA by ACE. Please review the ACE Military Guide and the Evaluated LSC Course Crosswalk of Military Experience.  If your military experience is not listed on the crosswalk and you would like it considered for college credit, please contact a PLA advisor and complete a PLA application.  PLA by ACE credit is not limited to the academic programs and courses listed.

LSC accepts certain DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) for credit. Official exam score reports are required to receive credit and the students must request credit assessment through the external challenge exam process. Please visit the PLA by External Challenge Exam web page for accepted DSSTs and minimum score requirements.

Workplace Education/Training & Exams

ACE-evaluated training is verifiable through the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training.

Although evaluated by ACE, the credit assessment of CLEP scores is done through the PLA by External Challenge Exam process. Please visit the PLA by External Challenge Exam webpage for a list of accepted CLEP exams and minimum passing scores. Official score reports are required to receive credit. 

Ace Courses approved for credit

PLA by ACE credit is not limited to the academic programs and courses listed.

Fire Science

National Emergency Training Center / National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses 

Management

        

Disney Course Number/Name 

Lone Star College Course Equivalent  

  CP0004  Human Resources Mgmt 

      HRPO 2301   Human Resources 

  CP0009 Marketing U-Career Str. 

      HUMD 0114  Career Search Str.