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CREDIT FOR LIFE-LEARNING

Amberton University is receptive to the idea of awarding academic credit for learning acquired through noncollegiate experiences. By definition, noncollegiate experiences will be considered as learning that has resulted from experiences occurring while the individual was not enrolled in an educational institution for academic credit. Examples of noncollegiate learning recognized by Amberton University include: external examinations (i.e., CLEP, ACT), documented military training, work experiences, special training, American Council on Education (ACE) approved courses, travel experiences, and special interests.

Noncollegiate learning may be considered for transfer if such work is documented and submitted by means of the portfolio. By definition, the portfolio is a concise and explicit document that clearly identifies noncollegiate learning that merits academic credit. The awarding of academic credit for noncollegiate learning is restricted to verifiable learning. Students interested in the submission of a portfolio should review the Handbook for Preparing A Portfolio for the Academic Assessment of Learning Experiences.

The following guidelines govern all noncollegiate learning that is awarded credit by Amberton University:
  • Noncollegiate learning credit is considered transfer work and will not satisfy the residency requirements for a degree.
  • After three years of nonenrollment at Amberton University, transfer work is deleted from Amberton University records. A student who subsequently re-enrolls will have to resubmit records for transfer of credit.
  • The awarding of portfolio credit is restricted to undergraduate credit only.
Individuals interested in submitting noncollegiate learning for possible transfer credit via the portfolio should direct their inquiries to the Academic Dean.

Please download the Credit for Life-Learning Handbook  for more detailed information.

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