Our College Credit for Work and Life Experience program allows you to take the knowledge you’ve gained through your professional and personal experiences and turn it into college credit that can be applied toward your degree.
Experiential learning. Prior learning experience. No matter what you call it, credit for work and life experience is a great way to make the most of the knowledge you already have.
To qualify for experiential credit, you’ll first need to enroll in COL 3010 Life and Learning. This course will help you determine which other courses will best align with your personal and professional experiences to date.
Next, you’ll develop a portfolio of your prior learning experiences and submit it for evaluation. If the skills and documented learning satisfy the requirements of a given course, you will receive experiential credit for that course.
Your experience matters—and we’ll work with you to make sure that none of it goes to waste. At Baker College, students from all types of backgrounds can qualify to get college credit for prior learning.
If you’ve been working for a while, the problem-solving and communication skills you’ve developed on the job could give you the green light to skip certain general education and prerequisite courses.
You may already have experience working in a specialized role within your anticipated area of study. Certain skill sets, such as medical billing or computer programming, could exempt you from lower-level course requirements.
The skills acquired through military training programs are immensely valuable and can, in many cases, be converted into college credit and applied toward your degree.
Experiential credit isn’t limited to the scenarios listed here. In fact, almost anyone can get credit for prior learning. Our helpful admissions advisors are an excellent resource and will be happy to help you explore all of your options.
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