Advanced Credit Examination (ACE) Program

Purdue College of Agriculture has historically offered the Advanced Credit Exam for high school students to earn course credit-by-examination for introductory Agriculture courses. However, due to various factors over the last several years, the College of Agriculture has made the decision to discontinue this program, effective September 2020.

As much as we regret terminating this opportunity for Indiana high school students to earn credit through ACE, we are confident there are still some very good options for your students to earn college credit while in high school. Instead of providing our ACE program, however, we have determined that our efforts and resources can be better utilized by more clearly communicating if/when dual credit courses are transferrable to the College of Agriculture here at Purdue University.

Below you find answers to Frequently Asked Questions in regards to the cancellation of the ACE Program. We welcome you to contact if you have any additional questions or concerns.


ACE Cancellation FAQs

  • I already earned Purdue credit through ACE – does that credit still count?

Yes. Any credit already earned through the Advanced Credit Examination at Purdue remains valid. This credit has already been posted to your Purdue transcript. If you would like to transfer this credit to another institution at any time, please visit this website for information about transcripts, or email, or call 765-494-6165.

  • I was registered to take the Advanced Credit Exam in spring of 2020, but it was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Can I still take ACE?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the Advanced Credit Exam to any students going forward, including to any students who were unable to take the exam due to COVID-19 cancellations.

  • Is ACE canceled permanently, or will this opportunity come back in the near future?

At this time, the College of Agriculture has no plans to restart ACE at any time.

  • Are all Advanced Credit Exams canceled at Purdue University?

No. The College of Agriculture has only canceled the ACE program for introductory Agriculture courses (specifically, ANSC 10600, BTNY 11100, and FS 16200). Other colleges within Purdue University still offer other Advanced Credit Examinations in various subjects. Please thoroughly examine the requirements and make sure you understand how those credits might apply to your college degree objectives.

  • Are there other dual credit options for high school students who plan to attend Purdue College of Agriculture?

The College of Agriculture does not offer any dual credit courses for high school students. However, we are revitalizing our efforts to help prospective students understand which dual credit courses (from other institutions) are transferable to the College of Agriculture.


We would like to thank the Departments of Animal Sciences, Botany & Plant Pathology, and Food Sciences for their ongoing support the past few years to enable us to offer this opportunity to Indiana high school students.

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