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College Credit Recommendations

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The courses for college credit offered through Distance Learning Systems™ are subject to an intensive quality review process. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 15 of Distance Learning Systems'™ courses.

ACE CREDIT® helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional classes at colleges and universities. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the eligibility of transfer credits.


The credit-by-exam courses offered by Distance Learning Systems™ prepare individuals for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) through the College Board. This program is the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers.


The credit-by-exam courses offered by Distance Learning Systems™ prepare individuals for the nationally recognized DSST® exams. DSST® exams help individuals receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.

Over 1,900 colleges and universities recognize DSST® exams and award college credit for a passing scores on any of their subject exams.


Distance Learning Systems™ is recognized as an Institutional Member of the Quality International Study Abroad Network (QISAN) that is dedicated to ensuring the best possible educational experience for individuals from all countries of the world.

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Distance Learning Systems™ currently holds an A+ business rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and meets the organization’s accreditation standards that are focused on advancing marketplace trust.

Since receiving our BBB accreditation in 1999, our instructors and academic staff continue to be committed to helping individuals successfully pass and earn college credits toward their degree.


Distance Learning Systems™ is recognized by ASICS, an international accreditation body specializing in the accreditation of online and distance education providers.

The ASIC accreditation process examines administrating systems, teaching and delivery of courses to ensure that the high standards of education, welfare, and good practice are being met.