The CSM Certificate is recommended for College Credit

The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level for the CSM Certificate.

At colleges accepting this recommendation, the CSM Certificate may

  • give you college math credit
  • provide placement into college algebra
  • satisfy math placement into college
  • satisfy math requirements for an AAS degree

See the CSM Certificate in the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training.

How to Use the ACE CREDIT recommendation

For the benefit of our learners, CSMlearn participates in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Transcript Service. For instructions on how to send a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of your choice for the potential award of academic credit, click here.

For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service.

Unfortunately, the ACE recommendation and transcripts are only available for people who received a CSM Certificate after June 20th, 2017. We will provide a free Standard Package to any previously-certified students who would like to retake CSM to gain college credit (hopefully it will go quicker than the first time!). Contact us if you're interested in these free Standard Packages.

Which colleges accept ACE CREDIT recommendations?

The ACE Credit College and University Network is a group of institutions that have agreed to consider ACE credit recommendations. Each institution reviews the recommendations and determines if and how specific recommendations may meet requirements for the degree programs in which you are enrolled.

If your college is not listed in the College and University Network, please contact the ACE Resource Center at 1-866-205-6267 or

If you represent a college or university that has many students applying with CSM Certificates or a program that sends many CSM-Certified students to a particular college, please email Miriam Goldberg about creating an articulation agreement which will guarantee a formal transfer policy for the CSM Certificate.

What is the American Council on Education?

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.

ACE CREDIT® connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.

The ACE CREDIT logo is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written consent of the American Council on Education. Used with permission.

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