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At National Louis University (NLU) students with demanding jobs, family and full-time responsibilities are the rule, not the exception. NLU is here to support students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education. Distinctive in design and delivery, our programs are created to fit your busy schedule.

In that spirit, NLU is proud to partner with the American Council on Education (ACE) to create flexible pathways to degree attainment for nontraditional learners. ACE vets courses and providers of alternative credit, to which NLU has articulated course equivalence information related to accepted credit.

Take advantage of the wide range of ACE™ courses.
NLU will accept up to 60 quarter hours (or 45 semester hours) of ACE credit. Click here for the list of courses we accept.

NLU/ACE Degree Programs
National Louis University offers in-demand programs in business, health and human services, and social and behavioral sciences through our undergraduate college and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. Our faculty brings real-world experiences and advanced academic credentials to the classroom so you can begin to gain the expertise you need to succeed in today's global marketplace.

NLU welcomes new college students, transfer students and students looking to finish their degree. Visit our Transfer Info page for details on how to begin enjoying the benefits of a degree from NLU, or start your journey at NLU today by Applying Online or connecting with an Enrollment Specialist. IMPORTANT: You may request your ACE transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

We look forward to welcoming you to the NLU family. Request more information to take the next step in your education.

NLU/ACE Degree Programs

Biology [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Introduction to Biology PLNS-0091 Pearson SCI 102 Survey of Biological Science with Lab
Introduction to Biology OOSL-0017 Straighterline SCI 102 Survey of Biological Science with Lab
Introduction to Biology Lab OOSL-0018 Straighterline SCI Natural Science Elective (along with OOSL-0017 fulfills SCI 102 Survey of Biological Science with Lab requirement)
Microbiology OOSL-0047 Straighterline SCI Natural Science Elective (fulfills Life Science requirement)
Microbiology Lab OOSL-0086 Straighterline SCI Natural Science Elective (along with OOSL-0047 fulfills Life Science requirement)
Chemistry [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
General Chemistry OOSL-0015 Straighterline Natural Science Elective (fulfills Physical Science requirement)
General Chemistry Lab OOSL-0016 Straighterline Natural Science Elective (along with OOSL-0015 fulfills Physical Science requirement)
Physics [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
General Physics OOSL-0023 Straighterline Natural Science Elective (fulfills Physical Science requirement)
General Physics Lab OOSL-0085 Straighterline Natural Science Elective (along with OOSL-0023 fulfills Physical Science requirement)
Environmental Science [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Environmental Science PLNS-0030 Pearson SCI 225 Human Impact on the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Science OOSL-0055 Straighterline SCI 225 Human Impact on the Environment
Statistics [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Statistics PLNS-0086 Pearson MTH 102 Statistical Foundations
Calculus [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
General Calculus I OOSL-0012 Straighterline LAM 311 Calculus I
General Calculus II OOSL-0019 Straighterline LAM 311 Calculus II
Writing Composition [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
English Composition I SOPH-0015 Sophia ENG 101 Beginning English Composition
English Composition I SOPH-0005 Straighterline ENG 101 Beginning English Composition
English Composition II OOSL-0006 Straighterline ENG 201 Intermediate English Composition
English Composition I PLNS-0027 Pearson ENG 101 Beginning English Composition
English Composition II PLNS-0028 Pearson ENG 201 Intermediate English Composition
Communication [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Business Communication OOSL-0014 Straighterline COM 105-Writing in a Digital Age
Critical Thinking [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Introduction to Literature PLNS-0099 Pearson ENG Elective (fulfills Humanities requirement)
History [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Western Civilization I OOSL-0040 Straighterline HIS Elective (fulfills Social Science requirement)
Western Civilization II OOSL-0043 Straighterline HIS Elective (fulfills Social Science requirement)
Religion [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Approaches to Studying Religions SOPH-0008 Sophia PHI Elective (fulfills Humanities Requirement)
Introduction to Religion SOPH-0066 Straighterline PHI Elective (fulfills Humanities Requirement)
Philosophy [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Introduction to Philosophy OOSL-0060 Straighterline PHI Elective (fulfills Humanities requirement)
Ethics PLNS-0100 Pearson PHI 107 Ethics, Logic and Critical Inquiry
Student Development [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Professional and Career Development EDFC-0034 Ed4Online MGT103, Personal Project Management
Student Success PLNS-0078 Pearson GEN 103 Student Success Seminar
Student Success OOSL-0038 Straighterline GEN 103 Student Success Seminar
Psychology [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Abnormal Psychology EDFC-0030 Ed4Online PSY General Elective (lower-level)
Introduction to Psychology OOSL-0027 Straighterline PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Intro to Psychology EDFC-0031 Ed4Online PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Aging and Society EDFC-0029 Ed4Online SOC General Elective
Sociology [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
Introduction to Sociology OOSL-0035 Straighterline SOC 101 Foundational Sociology
Political Science [+]
Course Title ACE ID Provider NLU ID
American Government ACPE-0053 Pearson HIS 102 Civics and American Government
American Government ACPE-0072 Straighterline HIS 102 Civics and American Government