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National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)

The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) was established in 1973 by the Board of Regents after it initiated a pilot study to assess the potential of a college credit advisory service. This project was a direct outcome of recommendations made by the Commission on Non-Traditional Study, a two-year venture supported by the Carnegie Corporation, to provide a national perspective on the future of higher education, including recognizing and granting credit for postsecondary learning undertaken in noncollegiate settings. The Commission called for a system to establish college credit equivalencies for courses offered by government, industry, and other noncollegiate sponsors.