Admission Requirements for Our Online Programs
If you’re ready to earn your next degree, American College of Education has the affordable online programs to help you meet your career goals. Please follow the application steps and admissions requirements below.
- Complete the Application.
- Submit the application fee. The fee is valid for three hundred and sixty-five (365) days from the date of initial application. The fee is waived for the following groups of applicants:
- Graduates of ACE degree programs,
- Completers of ACE certification programs,
- U.S. Veterans, active military members, members of the National Guard and Reserves and current spouses of each as verified through submission of valid military ID or copy of DD214.
- For Post-Baccalaureate Level (Master’s and Doctorate) Applicants: Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program, and credits to be considered for transfer into a program. Coursework completed at American College of Education will also be reviewed from the applicant’s existing file. For Bachelor’s Level and RN to MSN applicants: Provide official transcripts from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program, and credits to be considered for transfer into a program. Coursework completed at American College of Education will also be reviewed from the applicant’s existing file.
- Submit an Enrollment Agreement with applicable transcripts and forms at ACE.edu
International Transcript Requirements
Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an evaluation agency credentialed through National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) (www.naces.org).
International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.
English as Second Language Applications
All applicants whose degree was earned from a country where English is not the official language must demonstrate competence in the English language in one of the following ways:
- Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.
- Submission of an official minimum score on the paper or internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.
Additional Admissions Requirements By Program
Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview. Please see the Catalog for the most up-to-date listing of additional admission requirements by program.
Program Requirements Under the Catalog
Students are admitted into the College under the terms and provisions of the current College Catalog, as revised and amended from time to time by the College. New requirements may apply when returning from a disruption in continuous enrollment.
Application and FeeAn applicant applies for admission to American College of Education by completing the online application form and paying the nonrefundable admission fee. The application and fee are valid for one year, after which they are considered expired if the applicant has not completed the entire admissions process. Prospective students are encouraged to contact an enrollment counselor with questions about the College or the admissions process.
Notification of Admission DecisionOnce all required admission documents are received, a student's file is reviewed. If the applicant meets the admission requirements, he/she is either fully admitted or provisionally admitted. Students are notified of their acceptance through an e-mail.
An applicant who has been reviewed and has met admissions standards for the program and term start date on his/her application
An applicant who has been reviewed and admitted to the program indicated on the application with conditions surrounding the admission that must be met (i.e. required minimum GPA after first two terms or official document provided by end of first term).