Credit for Prior Learning at Lakeland University

Credit for Prior Learning

Many students return to the classroom with a wealth of knowledge and experience from their professional lives. Lakeland wants to work with you to see if you can earn credit for your learning!

Fast-Track Your Degree With Your Current Knowledge

Earn Credits For Your Experience

You can earn up to 30 undergraduate credits for documented evidence of experiential learning. Below are some options.

Lakeland has partnered with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to give students an opportunity to create a learning portfolio to align prior learning with outcomes of Lakeland coursework to make the case for credit. 

  • Retroactive credit: Students can earn up to 14 semester hours of preceding coursework within policies outlined in the catalog. Available at the undergraduate level for foreign language courses.
  • Equivalency Exams
    • AP – Advanced Placement Examination
    • IB – International Baccalaureate
    • CLEP – College Level Examination Program
    • DANTES – Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Equation Support

Even if you're not ready to apply, Lakeland is here to help. We have admissions counselors, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors who specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education.

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