Credit for Life

Through the Office of Distance Education, you may be able to earn college credit for your significant professional, artistic and service accomplishments. Your past or current experiences can help you earn your college degree. The Credit for Life Experience Program course offering (CLE 299) may give you a jump start on your degree.

The Credit for Life Experience Program is designed to give students an opportunity to accumulate credit towards a major field of study through the development of a ‘portfolio of accomplishments’ that meet specific course objectives. Students work with an advisor and a team of faculty with expertise who will evaluate the contents of the collection in relationship to how effectively they meet a course’s expected outcomes. Based on that evaluation, students may be awarded credit for the particular University course(s). All credits earned through the Credit for Life Experience Program may be applied toward the satisfaction of degree requirements.

  • What is Credit for Prior Learning? The credit for life program is a completion of a Portfolio for earned credit from the course(s) that one feels they have significant life learning experience. Students can earn up to 30 semester hours.
  • What is Credit for Work Experience? Project Graduate students can earn up to twelve hours of academic credit based upon full-time employment.