Evaluation of Transfer Credit
Students who have completed courses in other recognized colleges or universities might receive up to 66 semester hours of credit, depending upon the major. The amount of credit, the courses to be accepted, and the method of evaluation will be determined by the nature of the courses and the type of institution. An applicant who has attended any college or university after graduation from high school must submit an official transcript from each institution. Although the Adult & Professional Studies Program Director will do preliminary transcript evaluations, all evaluations will become official when reviewed by the Registrar.
Credit for Prior Learning
There is no maximum limit on credit for prior learning for Adult & Professional Studies (APS) students provided that students meet all the required policies of the college. The College APS students may earn Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) by submitting a portfolio that has been evaluated by faculty in the respective disciplines. Students entering an APS degree program with fewer than 66 transferable hours or not meeting the general education requirement will have an appointment with the Adult & Professional Studies Program Director who will estimate the number of prior learning credits the student might earn in the program prior to beginning the program. Credit for Prior Learning hours can be from a number of different sources, including workshops, seminars, self-study, noncredit classes, training programs and/or work experiences. Please note, it is the prior learning from these sources that must be documented and evaluated by a faculty member in the relevant field for the amount of credit to be awarded. In the admission process, the APS degree programs will provide you an opportunity to obtain an estimate of the number of CPL credits you can receive once you enter the program. Noncredit sessions will also be available to assist with required documentation.