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Credit for Prior Learning

Some ways to receive credit for learning you have accomplished previous to your current program of study.

Advantages of Taking Examinations for Credit star
In previous articles I talked about some of the different exams for credit that are available. There are some advantages of taking exams for credit. Here are five of those advantages.

Disadvantages of Taking Exams for Credit star
Taking exams for credit can be a disadvantage to many students. To decide if taking exams for credit is right for you, you need to consider your own educational and life goals and how these exams will help or hinder those goals.

Exams for Credit star
In another article I discussed what the CLEP examinations are. However, there are other exams available which can also give you some credits that may be accepted by your college or university. Here is information about 2 of them that are widely accepted by many universities and colleges.

Prior Learning Portfolios What is Involved? star
To apply for credit for prior learning you have accomplished outside of formal educational institutions, you need to formally request a prior learning assessment. Many colleges and universities require you to submit a prior learning portfolio which they can use to assess your prior learning.

What is CLEP? star
Many students have wondered what CLEP is and whether they could use it in some way. Here is some basic information about what it is and how it can be helpful to some students.

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