What is Life Experience Credit?

Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning through their life experience. A student can earn up to 30 tuition free credits through our Credit for Prior Learning evaluation process for which there is a 1-time fee of $175 fee.

Prior learning credit must:

  • - Be documented learning, not just experience or exposure
  • - Be college-level learning
  • - Not have resulted in college credit previously

External documentation must be provided to verify the life experience. This could be in the form of copies of certificates, letters of accommodation, or emails directly to us from others who can verify what the student has completed, etc.

Discussing potential credit for prior learning with a program staff member is an important step as you begin your studies with us. The purpose of the discussion is to give an estimate of the number of hours you might earn from prior learning experiences. There is a worksheet that will guide you in recalling and documenting learning experiences and will serve a guide for the discussion. This should be completed only after discussing your situation with a program staff member.