Credit for Prior Learning
Get credit for the knowledge you already have!
Credit for Prior Learning (also known as "Non-Traditional Credit) is an opportunity available to students at the college to earn college credit for the stuff you already know. If you already know the content in a course you may not have to take the full class in order to be awarded credit. You can prove your knowledge by earning credit through an examination, previous study, a national certification or test, or a portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge.
Credit for Prior Learning can allow you to earn credits faster, accelerate your path to your career, and earn credits for a fraction of the price of full tuition. If you have been in the workforce for years and possess a skill, if you were in the military and received training, or if you hold a certification in your industry, then this may be for you.
These opportunities to be awarded credit are broken into different categories:
- Advanced Placement Credit
- College Board AP Credit
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Credit Examinations
- DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) Credit
- Industry-Based Certification Credit
- Life Experience Assessment Program (LEAP)
- Military Credits
- Non-Traditional Credits from Other Institutions
- Technical College Credit
Each category has a specific policy, procedure, requirements and fees associated with it. You can find more information at Credit for Prior Learning Policies and Procedures or in the Placement and Credit section of the current Delgado Community College Catalog. Also, see the College's Prior Learning Assessment Matrix for additional information.