Adult Learning Credit for Life Experience FAQ

Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Credit for Life Experience at Kentucky State University.


Credits for prior learning can be used exactly the same as courses taken in the traditional manner; credit awarded reflects the actual Kentucky State University course you have demonstrated, whether it is an internship, an elective, or an actual program requirement.

The process starts with a 3-credit hour course called Credit-for-Life (299-01).  The Credit-for-Life Instructor (varies based upon discipline) will work with you to develop a prior learning portfolio.  You will be given a CLE Handbook with all pertinent information for completion of your portfolio.

The courses is offered Fall and Spring semesters.

Portfolios are assessed by individual Kentucky State University faculty members to determine credit awards and the appropriate grade.

Learning from volunteer jobs, seminars, conferences, community service, homemaking, from work, independent research, etc. may be used.  It must reflect college level learning.

A portfolio is a written description of the experience and the learning that have taken place in one’s life.  It also includes documentation (proof) that this learning took place in the form of letters from supervisors, certificates, work samples, etc.  The portfolio demonstrates your equivalency to standard Kentucky State University courses.