Earning College Credit with a Microsoft Certification

imageTony reminds us that both students and Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) are eligible to earn college credit with a Microsoft Certification. In short, approved certifications can be applied for up to six semester hours of college credit in either a bachelor degree or associate degree in computer applications, information technology, or computer information systems. In order for you to qualify for the credit(s), you must have passed a select Microsoft Certification within the last three years.

The American Council on Education (ACE) is the governing body that has made this possible. ACE maintains a network of more than 1,500 cooperating, accredited colleges and universities. This list consists of all accredited colleges and universities that have agreed to consider ACE college-credit.

Frequently asked questions are obtainable here:

Q. Will my school recognize the ACE credit recommendation?

Q. Is an ACE transcript different from an MCP digital transcript?

Q. Where can I find more information about the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service?

Q. Is my Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification eligible for college credit?

Q. Are my MCSE and MCSA certifications eligible for college credit?