Alternative Credit Program

CREDIT TO KICKSTART YOUR SSC PROGRAM

If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit Program™ (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Stark State College will accept towards your degree (up to 40 ACP credits). A national program of the American Council of 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.

Even if you’re not ready to apply yet, Stark State is here to help. We have admissions counselors, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors who specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their educations.

SSC ACCEPTS THESE COURSES

Stark State College will accept these ACP courses as transfer credits towards your program:

Business
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0102 Human Resource Management (Ed4Online) MGT224
ACPE-0104 Human Resource Management (Pearson) MGT224
ACPE-0122 Principles of Management (Pearson) MGT121
ACPE-0123 Principles of Management (Saylor) MGT121
ACPE-0124 Principles of Management (Straighterline) MGT121
ACPE-0135 Business Management (Ed4Online) MGT121
ACPE-0126 Principles of Marketing (Pearson) MKT121
ACPE-0127 Principles of Marketing (Saylor) MKT121
ACPE-0134 Principles of Marketing (Ed4Online) MKT121
ACPE-0106 Introduction to Business (Pearson) BUS121
ACPE-0107 Introduction to Business (Saylor) BUS121
ACPE-0108 Introduction to Business (Straighterline) BUS121
Critical Thinking, Writing and Communication
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0024 English Composition I (Sophia) ENG124
ACPE-0026 English Composition II (Straighterline) ENG231
ACPE-0003 English Composition I (Pearson) ENG124
ACPE-0004 English Composition II (Pearson) ENG231
ACPE-0006 Corporate Communication (Saylor) ENG230
ACPE-0009 Business Communication (Straighterline) ENG230
Foreign Language
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0129 Spanish I (Straighterline) SPN100
ACPE-0130 Spanish II (Straighterline) SPN200
Humanities
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0049 American History I (Pearson) HIS121
ACPE-0050 American History II (Pearson) HIS122
ACPE-0069 U.S. History I (Straighterline) HIS121
ACPE-0070 U.S. History II (Straighterline) HIS122
ACPE-0083 Western Civilization I (Straighterline) HIS221
ACPE-0084 Western Civilization II (Straighterline) HIS222
ACPE-0073 Ethics (Pearson) PHL122
Mathematical Concepts
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0016 College Algebra (Saylor) MTH125
ACPE-0018 College Algebra (Straighterline) MTH125
ACPE-0033 College Algebra (Pearson) MTH125
ACPE-0014 Statistics (Pearson) MTH124
ACPE-0017 Introduction to Statistics (Saylor) MTH124
ACPE-0019 Pre-Calculus (Straighterline) MTH135
ACPE-0015 Calculus I (Saylor) MTH223
Science
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0089 Anatomy and Physiology (Ed4Online) BIO101
ACPE-0090 Anatomy and Physiology (Pearson) BIO101
ACPE-0034 General Chemistry (Saylor) CHM101
ACPE-0020 Environmental Science (Pearson) BIO126
ACPE-0027 Introduction to Environmental Science (Straighterline) BIO126
Social and Behavioral Science
ACPE# NAME (PROVIDER) SSC CORRESPONDING COURSE
ACPE-0047 Macroeconomics (Pearson) BUS222
ACPE-0048 Microeconomics (Pearson) BUS221
ACPE-0067 Macroeconomics (Straighterline) BUS222
ACPE-0068 Microeconomics (Straighterline) BUS221
ACPE-0054 Student Success (Pearson) SSC101
ACPE-0064 Student Success (Straighterline) SSC101
ACPE-0055 Abnormal Psychology (Ed4Online) PSY221
ACPE-0076 Introduction to Psychology (Straighterline) PSY121
ACPE-0077 Introduction to Psychology (Ed4Online) PSY121
ACPE-0058 Aging and Society (Ed4Online) GER121
ACPE-0080 Introduction to Sociology (Straighterline) SOC121

ADMISSION OVERVIEW

We would love to have you join our community. Applying for admission as a transfer student is relatively easy – there’s detailed information within Admissions. If you attended Stark State before, you may have a shorter path to readmission. Check out readmission for former Stark State students.

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

ACCREDITATION

Stark State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

LOCATION

The main Stark State is in North Canton and additional locations are in Alliance, Barberton, Canton, and Carrollton.

TRANSCRIPT

After completing ACP courses, you may request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Connect to Complete Student Success Coaching
  • Financial aid
  • Transfer and admissions
  • Academic advising
  • Writing Center
  • Math Lab
  • Science Lab
  • Parking and transportation
  • Counseling Services
  • Career Services

If you have served in the U. S. military, our Veterans Services, Kathy Bernstein, provides additional help on benefits, organizations, and career counseling.