Alternative Credit Project (ACP)

Alternative Credit logoCredit to Kickstart Your FPU Program

If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit ProjectTM (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Franklin Pierce University (FPU) will accept towards your degree (up to 45 ACP credits). A national program of the American Council on 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, FPU is here to help. Our enrollment management counselors are knowledgeable in admissions, financial aid, and academic programs, and specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education.

FPU Accepts These Courses

Franklin Pierce University may accept these ACP courses as transfer credits if they are required in your FPU degree or certificate. Click on the category name to see the specific courses accepted.

*All ACE credit recommendations are eligible for evaluation for credit at FPU. If you don't see your course on this list, contact us to learn about our ACE evaluation process.



Anatomy & Physiology








Computer Science

Critical Thinking


English Composition

Environmental Science



Human Resources

Information Systems

Law & Ethics



Mathematical Theory

Organizational Behavior



Political Science






FPU Offers These Degrees & Certificates

We offer degree options in the form of:

All our degrees and certificates may be completed 100% online. View a full list of degrees and certificates. Please contact us to learn more about course options or if you have any questions.

FPU Admission Overview

We would love to have you join our community! Applying for Franklin Pierce University's undergraduate programs is easy: just visit the application page and follow 3 easy steps. If you attended FPU before, you may have a shorter path to readmission. We admit transfer students year round. Most students will need to complete an application and supply transcripts for all prior college-level work they wish to transfer.

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


Franklin Pierce University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In addition, some of our degrees hold additional accreditation:

Addresses and phone numbers for these accrediting agencies are listed in the accreditation page.


FPU has 4 campuses in New Hampshire: Lebanon, Manchester, Portsmouth, Rindge, and one campus in Goodyear, Arizona. For maps and locations, visit our campus directions page. All programs may be completed 100% online.

Services for You at FPU

Coming back to school has its own challenges, and we have professional staff ready to guide and advise you. For more information, please contact the specialist in these areas:

If you have served in the U.S. military, let us know. Veterans may have access to additional help on benefits, organizations, and career counseling.