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 36 of Distance Learning Systems™ courses. When you complete a course for college credit through Distance Learning Systems™, you are eligible to receive an ACE Transcript for credit transfer purposes. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE credit recommendations.

Number of ACE CREDIT Recommended courses accepted for credit varies based on college and degree.


The courses for Credit-By-Exam offered through Distance Learning Systems™ prepare individuals to earn college credits without attending a traditional college class but by simply completing our preparation course and then passing one nationally standardized exam for the award of credit. Each Credit-By-Exam DLSI™ course is structured with weekly content that includes practice quizzes and a final exam. CLEP®, DSST® and PersonVue® offer standardized exams in place of traditional courses which award credits that can be transferred toward earning a degree from 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities. Individuals are responsible for scheduling and paying for their own exams and full course credits will be awarded upon passing the nationally standardized exam.