Credit for Prior Learning

Earn credits for life experience

Prior Learning credit can be awarded for college-level (undergraduate and graduate) learning that students have already acquired from work, training, and life experiences, like:

  • On-the-job experiences
  • Workshops, seminars or professional development classes
  • Volunteer activities that have resulted in college-level learning

Our prior learning model is based on competencies rather than on course equivalents, so you can earn credit whether or not we offer specific courses about what you have learned. You can receive up to 60 undergraduate credits or 12 graduate credits.​

The cost of applying prior credit toward your degree is much less than the cost of tuition — saving you both time and money in earning your degree.

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