Alternative Credit Project

Credit to Jump-Start your Brandman Program

The Alternative Credit Project (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Brandman University will accept towards your degree. 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.

About Brandman University

Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. Brandman serves an average of 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Brandman University Accepts These Courses

Brandman will accept the following ACP courses as transfer credits towards your Brandman program:

Science

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
Biology Introduction to Biology

ACPE-0005

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0091

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0091

Pearson
Introduction to Biology

ACPE-0011

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0017

Straighterline
Introduction to Biology Lab

ACPE-0012

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 101L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0018

Straighterline
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

ACPE-0023

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0019

Saylor
 Microbiology

 ACPE-0028

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 250

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0047

 Straighterline
 Microbiology Lab

 ACPE-0028

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 250L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0086

 Straighterline
Chemistry General Chemistry

ACPE-0034

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0028

Saylor
General Chemistry

ACPE-0036

Straighterline Course Code: CHEM 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0015

Straighterline
General Chemistry Lab

ACPE-0037

Straighterline Course Code: CHEM 101L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0016

Straighterline
Physics General Physics

ACPE-0038

Straighterline Course Code: PHY 250

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0023

Straighterline
 General Physics Lab

 ACPE-0039

Straighterline Course Code: PHY 250L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0085

 Straighterline
Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism

ACPE-0007

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0030

Saylor
Physics: Introduction to Mechanics

 ACPE-0008

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0031

 Saylor
Environmental Science  Environmental Science 

 ACPE-0020

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0030

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0030

 Pearson
   Introduction to Environmental Science

 ACPE-0027

Straighterline Course Code: ENV 101_MH

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0055

Straighterline
Anatomy and Physiology  Anatomy and Physiology

 ACPE-0089

Ed4Credit Course Code: BIO 101

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0028

 Ed4Online
   Anatomy and Physiology

 ACPE-0090

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0007

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0007

 Pearson
   Anatomy and Physiology I

 ACPE-0091

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 201

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0028

 Straighterline
   Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

 ACPE-0092

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 201L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0083

Straighterline
Anatomy and Physiology II

 ACPE-0093

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 202

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0030

 Straighterline
   Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

ACPE-0094 

Straighterline Course Code: BIO 202L

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0084

 Straighterline
   Introduction to Nutrition

 ACPE-0116

Straighterline Course Code: NUTRI 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0034

 Straighterline

Mathematical Concepts

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
Algebra College Algebra  ACPE-0016  
  College Algebra 

 ACPE-0018

Straighterline Course Code: MAT 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0002

 Straighterline
   College Algebra

 ACPE-0033

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0089

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0089

 Pearson
 Statistics  Introduction to Statistics

 ACPE-0017

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0032

 Saylor
   Statistics

 ACPE-0014

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0086

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0086

 Pearson
 Calculus  Calculus I

 ACPE-0015

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0025

 Saylor
   General Calculus I

 ACPE-0040

Straighterline Course Code: MAT 250

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0012

 Straighterline
   General Calculus II

 ACPE-0041

Straighterline Course Code: MAT 251

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0019

 Straighterline
   Pre-Calculus

 ACPE-0019

Straighterline Course Code: MAT 201

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0003

Straighterline 

Critical Thinking, Writing & Communication

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
English Composition  English Composition I

 ACPE-0024

Sophia Course Code: ENG 1001

ACE Course Code: SOPH-0015

 Sophia
   English Composition I  ACPE-0025

Straighterline Course Code: ENG 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0005

 Straighterline
   English Composition I

 ACPE-0003

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0027

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0027

 Pearson
  English Composition II 

 ACPE-0026

Straighterline Course Code: ENG 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0006

 Straighterline
   English Composition II

 ACPE-0004

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0028

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0028

 Pearson
 Critical Thinking  Critical Thinking

 ACPE-0002

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0090

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0090

 Pearson
   Introduction to Literature

 ACPE-0074

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0099

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0099

 Pearson
 Communication  Business Communication

 ACPE-0009

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 105

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0014

Straighterline 
   Corporate Communication

 ACPE-0006

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0027

 Saylor
   Introduction to Communications

 ACPE-0010

Straighterline Course Code: COM 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0052

 Straighterline

Social & Behavioral Science

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
Anthropology Cultural Anthropology

ACPE-0079

Straighterline Course Code: ANTH 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0046

Straighterline
 Economics Macroeconomics

ACPE-0047

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0094

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0094

Pearson
  Macroeconomics

 ACPE-0067

Straighterline Course Code: ECON 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0007

 Straighterline
  Microeconomics

 ACPE-0048

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0095

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0095

 Pearson
  Microeconomics 

 ACPE-0068

Straighterline Course Code: ECON 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0008

 Straighterline
 Student Development  Professional and Career Development

 ACPE-0051

Ed4Credit Course Code: CAR 220

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0034

 Ed4Credit
   Student Success

 ACPE-0054

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0078

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0078

 Pearson
   Student Success

 ACPE-0064

Straighterline Course Code: SUCCESS 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0038

 Straighterline
 Psychology  Abnormal Psychology

 ACPE-0055

Ed4Credit Course Code: PSY 340

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0030

 Ed4Online
   Aging and Society

ACPE-0058 

Ed4Credit Course Code: PSY 375

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0029

 Ed4Online
   Intro to Psychology

 ACPE-0077

Ed4Credit Course Code: PSY 101

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0031

 Ed4Online
   Introduction to Psychology

 ACPE-0076

Straighterline Course Code: PSY 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0027

 Straighterline
 Sociology  Introduction to Sociology

 ACPE-0080

Straighterline Course Code: SOC 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0035

 Straighterline
 Political Science  American Government

 ACPE-0053

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0004

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0004

 Pearson
   American Government

 ACPE-0072

Straighterline Course Code: POLS101_MH

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0063

 Straighterline
   Introduction to Comparative Politics

 ACPE-0071

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0029

 Saylor

Foreign Language

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
Spanish  Spanish I

 ACPE-0129

Straighterline Course Code: SPAN 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0067

 Straighterline
   Spanish II

 ACPE-0130

Straighterline Course Code: SPAN 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0068

 Straighterline

Technology

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
Computer Science Computer Basics: Digital Literacy

 ACPE-0100

Ed4Credit Course Code: CSC 101

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0033

 Ed4Credit
 Information Systems  Introduction to Business Information Systems

 ACPE-0109

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0092

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0092

 Pearson
   Managing Information Systems

 ACPE-0118

Ed4Credit Course Code: CSC 300

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0032

Ed4Online

Humanities

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
History American History I

 ACPE-0049

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0005

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0005

 Pearson
   American History II

 ACPE-0050

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0006

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0006

 Pearson
   U.S. History I

 ACPE-0069

Straighterline Course Code: USHIST 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0039

 Straighterline
   U.S. History II

 ACPE-0070

Straighterline Course Code: USHIST 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0044

 Straighterline
   Western Civilization I

 ACPE-0083

Straighterline Course Code: CIV 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0040

 Straighterline
   Western Civilization II

 ACPE-0084

Straighterline Course Code: CIV 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0043

 Straighterline
 Religion  Approaches to Studying Religions

 ACPE-0061

Sophia Course Code: REL 1001

ACE Course Code: SOPH-0008

 Sophia
  Introduction to Religion 

 ACPE-0063

Straighterline Course Code: REL 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0066

 Straighterline
 Philosophy  Ethics

 ACPE-0073

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0100

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0100

 Pearson
   Introduction to Philosophy

 ACPE-0062

Straighterline Course Code: PHIL 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0060

 Straighterline
 Arts  Art History I

 ACPE-0105

Sophia Course Code: ARTHIST 1001

ACE Course Code: SOPH-0006

 Sophia

Business

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
 Accounting  Accounting I

 ACPE-0085

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0001

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0001

 Pearson
   Accounting I

 ACPE-0086

Straighterline Course Code: ACC 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0009

 Straighterline
   Accounting II

 ACPE-0087

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0002

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0002

 Pearson
   Accounting II

 ACPE-0088

Straighterline Course Code: ACC 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0010

 Straighterline
   Introduction to Financial Accounting

 ACPE-0113

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0021

 Saylor
   Managerial Accounting

 ACPE-0117

Ed4Credit Course Code: ACC 230

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0038

 Ed4Credit
   Principles of Accounting 1

 ACPE-0132

Ed4Credit Course Code: ACC 101

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0039

 Ed4Credit
   Principles of Accounting 2

 ACPE-0133

Ed4Credit Course Code: ACC 102

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0040

 Ed4Credit
 Law & Ethics  Business Ethics

 ACPE-0095

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 106

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0041

 Straighterline
   Business Law

 ACPE-0097

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0088

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0088

 Pearson
   Business Law

 ACPE-0098

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 110

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0048

 Straighterline
   Business Law

 ACPE-0099

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0024

 Saylor
 Human Resources  Human Resource Management

 ACPE-0102

Ed4Credit Course Code: BUS 320

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0035

 Ed4Online
   Human Resource Management

 ACPE-0104

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0037

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0037

 Pearson
 Management  Business Management

 ACPE-0135

Ed4Credit Course Code: BUS 300

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0037

 Ed4Online
   Principles of Management

 ACPE-0122

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0071

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0071

 Pearson
   Principles of Management

 ACPE-0123

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0035

 Saylor
   Principles of Management

 ACPE-0124

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 201

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0051

 Straighterline
   Project Management

 ACPE-0128

Sophia Course Code: PM 1001

ACE Course Code: SOPH-0013

 Sophia
 Marketing  Principles of Marketing

 ACPE-0126

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0096

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0096

 Pearson
 Principles of Marketing

 ACPE-0127

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0023

 Saylor
   Principles of Marketing

 ACPE-0134

Ed4Credit Course Code: BUS 315

ACE Course Code: EDFC-0036

 Ed4Credit
 General Business  Introduction to Business

 ACPE-0106

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0041

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0041

Pearson 
   Introduction to Business

 ACPE-0107

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0020

 Saylor
  Introduction to Business 

 ACPE-0108

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0001

 Straighterline
   Organizational Behavior

 ACPE-0120

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0065

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0065

 Pearson
   Organizational Behavior

 ACPE-0121

Straighterline Course Code: BUS 120

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0042

 Straighterline
 Finance  Introduction to Finance

 ACPE-0112

Pearson Course Code: PLNS-0097

ACE Course Code: PLNS-0097

 Pearson

Brandman University Equivalency

COMMON TITLE COURSE TITLE ACPE COURSE # PROVIDER
 Intro to Financial Accounting  ACCU 201

 ACPE-0112

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0021

 Saylor
 Business Law  MGTU 310

 ACPE-0099

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0024

 Saylor
 Principles of Management  MGTU 301

 ACPE-0123

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0035

 Saylor
 American Government  POSU 110

 ACPE-0072

Straighterline Course Code: POLS101_MH

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0063

 Straighterline
 Principles of Marketing  MKTU 301

 ACPE-0127

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0023

 Saylor
 Macroeconomics  ECNU 201

 ACPE-0067

Straighterline Course Code: ECON 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0007

 Straighterline
 Microeconomics  ECNU 202

 ACPE-0068

Straighterline Course Code: ECON 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0008

 Straighterline
 Intro to Psychology  PSYU 101

 ACPE-0076

Straighterline Course Code: PSY 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0027

Straighterline 
US History I   HISU 101

 ACPE-0069

Straighterline Course Code: USHIST 101

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0039

 Straighterline
 US History II  HISU 103

 ACPE-0070

Straighterline Course Code: USHIST 102

ACE Course Code: OOSL-0044

 Straighterline
 Intro to Statistics  MATU 203

 ACPE-0017

ACE Course Code: SAYA-0032

 Saylor
Note: Credits above are only some of the ACE credits that Brandman accepts. There are many more listed on the ACE website, which Brandman will accept for ACE recommended credits (usually subject electives). 

Apply ACP Credits to These Brandman Degrees

Brandman offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its five schools in the areas of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health.  With more than 35 program concentrations such as Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Human Resources, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Social Work and more, Brandman is sure to have a program that suits your interests. Most programs can be completed entirely online or at a local campus near you.

Brandman University Admission Overview

Brandman makes applying for admission as a transfer student easy, whether you are transferring from one of our partner community colleges, another university, or using your ACP courses.  Visit our Admissions page for detailed information on how to apply or call an Enrollment Coach at (800) 746-0082.

IMPORTANT: You may request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

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