Walden has created educational partnerships with alternative academic institutions to help undergraduate students prepare for success in an online environment and save them time and money in the degree completion process. These low-cost, general education/elective online course offerings provide students with a convenient, supported, self-paced or classroom environment where they can earn credits that easily transfer into a degree completion program at Walden.

Alternative Credit Project

The Alternative Credit Project TM (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Walden University will accept toward degree completion. A national program of the American Council on Education (ACE), supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults complete a 2- or 4-year degree, or a postsecondary certificate.

The goal of the ACP is to encourage greater acceptance of students’ alternative credit and to create a more flexible pathway toward postsecondary education attainment for the Alternative Credit Project Logomore than 31 million nontraditional students who may have some college credit but no degree. The project aims to help students for whom the traditional higher education framework is not a feasible option—perhaps due to lifestyle concerns, financial restrictions, or time constraints—as well as students who are returning to school after an extended period away from the classroom.

Students take courses from the external education providers listed below and transfer the courses into their programs.

To register for one of the courses associated with the project, please visit the Alternative Credit Project website. After completion of an ACP course, please request an ACE transcript to be sent to Walden University.

To determine how these courses might fit into your program of study, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. You can also view our transfer agreements for more crediting information.


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