Alternative Credit Project

Why Take Courses through the Alternative Credit Project?

The Alternative Credit ProjectTM (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Fayetteville State University (FSU) will accept towards your degree (up to 64 ACP credits). A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started-a two-or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

We can help

Even if you're not ready to apply yet, FSU is here to help. We have admissions counselors, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors who specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education. Our Professional Studies major is specifically designed to help students with a variety of course credits complete their degree efficiently.   

NOTE:  Paying for these courses will be "out of pocket" and does NOT qualify for financial aid.

Ready to start?  It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Look at the Alternative Credit Project Course Offerings.  Pay careful attention to the FSU Equivalency column.
  2. Click on the course title to research more about the course, including course description, syllabus, price and whatever else might be included in the price.  This is where you will sign up to take the course and pay for it.  But first...
  3. After you have decided what course you want to take, look on the FSU Registrar's website and print out the "Pursuing Courses at Other Institutions" form to get permission to transfer the courses to FSU.  Be sure to obtain the authorization from your advisor BEFORE you take the course to ensure that you are taking the right course for your program of study.

Once you successfully complete the course, follow these instructions to obtain a transcript from ACE and present it to the Registrar for credit.

  1. Step 1 - Obtaining the transcript for your course
  2. Step 2 - ACE registry and transcript system