Credit For Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning provides students several ways to gain credit for experiences inside and outside the classroom:

Advanced placement tests, with scores at a certain level, can yield course credits.

Advanced Standing (bloc credit) applies to students who have completed some approved programs, such as an associate’s degree in applied science or an approved healthcare program.

Portfolio Assessment allows students to receive credit by developing a portfolio that documents mastery of the learning outcomes of a specific course in a non-traditional setting.

Credit for Educational Experiences

Credit for Educational Experiences in Noncollegiate Organizations or in the armed forces allows credit hour evaluations and recommendations based on training programs reviewed and qualified by the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered by professional associations, private industry, government agencies and the armed services.

Contact the Continuing Studies office in Chester at 610-499-4282 for more information on these options, or make an appointment with an academic advisor to find out how these options can help you move forward to quickly completing your degree.