Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Credit For Prior Learning

Students may pursue credit for prior learning by documenting their learning through exams, portfolios, or transcripts from training programs and professional credentials that have undergone a credit review. All prior learning assessment (PLA) credit is transcripted with a grade of “P” for Pass with the equivalent course, credits, and source of the PLA noted on the student’s College record. Unsuccessful attempts are not transcripted on the student’s official College record. Information regarding if and how any PLA credit would apply toward a degree program can be obtained from Academic Counseling. Information about the processes involved can be obtained from the PLA Office and PLA web pages.

Credit For Credentials

Students may request credit for the learning verified by a professional credential or license issued by a governmental agency or professional organization and obtained through a proctored qualification exam. Students are eligible to receive credit for credentials issued or valid during the validity period for the credit review. Students should use the Portfolio Program to request credit for learning verified by credentials that are not eligible for credit reviews.

Credit For Training

Students may request credit for successful completion of non-collegiate training that has been reviewed for credit by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit), Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP), or National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Students are eligible to receive credit for training completed during the validity period for the credit review. Students should use the Portfolio Program to request credit for learning gained from non-collegiate training that has not been reviewed for credit.

Credit For Portfolios

Students may submit course-specific portfolios to request credit for courses taught at any regionally accredited institution of higher education. Credit is awarded for portfolios that demonstrate learning equivalent to having successfully completed an undergraduate course at the “C” (2.0) level or higher or a graduate course at the "B" (3.0) level or higher.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students can receive an unlimited number of credits for prior learning, as long as it meets the requirements regarding source, method, and degree plan.

Graduate

Graduate students can receive up to six (6) credits for prior learning toward the Master of Science in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership. The credit must be equivalent to the content offered in one of the required courses of the program.


PDF | 2017-2018 > Sources of Credit > Credit For Prior Learning