Experience Credits

Hundreds of well-known, regionally accredited colleges and universities recognize the experiences and accomplishments that adult students bring to the table, providing options to earn credit for those that qualify as college-level learning.

These options provide a substantial savings of time and tuition. Some schools will award up to 32 credits towards an undergraduate degree based on examination and prior learning.

Adult students may receive credit for:

  • Work experience
  • Military service
  • Community service
  • Specialized training
  • Participation in professional conferences, seminars, or workshops
  • Certification and licensure
  • Professional authorship (books or papers)
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or DANTES testing

To determine if you are eligible to earn credits for any of these experiences and accomplishments, contact the admissions department at the school you are considering.