Credit for Prior Learning

2020欧洲杯线上娱乐Wilmington University offers credit recognition and opportunities for experiential learning. This allows students to earn college credit for knowledge that was obtained outside the traditional classroom.

Why relearn what you already know? At WilmU, you have options.

Many Wilmington University students have prior experience that deserves a review for potential academic credit. In coordination with University faculty we will review your resume, prior academic transcripts, and industry credentials such as trainings and/or certifications and professional licenses to determine opportunities to earn additional academic credits toward your degree program. After the initial review we will discuss additional options for earning academic credit2020欧洲杯线上娱乐 in traditional and non-traditional formats such as online and face-to-face courses to accelerate the pathway to your degree.

* For Master’s students, all potential prior learning credit are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are a Doctoral student, please contact your Program Chair directly.

PLA Accelerator

The WilmU PLA Accelerator is an interactive tool that allows students to self-assess what they have learned on the job.  It enables students to see their prior learning through the lens of WilmU programs’ learning outcomes or competencies, which ultimately leads to faster degree completion.

The process is simple: you fill out an online questionnaire that outlines your education, work and life experiences and areas of expertise. When completed, you will receive a summary PLA Report that you can email to a WilmU Credit for Prior Learning Specialist to review prior to setting an appointment.

The result: everyone is on the same page and understands the areas where college credit for prior learning could be granted, making it easier to set goals and get you on the path to degree completion.

2020欧洲杯线上娱乐(Once submitted, a Prior Learning Specialist will review your information and connect with you)


Hear what our students have to say

co-op student

"I decided to explore COEL as a means to obtain credit for knowledge and experience I have acquired over the last 20+ years. COEL offered me the opportunity to take assessment exams, and complete portfolios demonstrating prior learning, or real life learning achievements. This will enable me to earn my degree approximately 1 full year sooner."

- Craig

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See below for the 3 ways you can leverage your experience for college credit

Credit through Alternative Providers

2020欧洲杯线上娱乐Alternative methods, such as exams, are a convenient, affordable option for students to earn academic credit for some courses in their degree program.

  Alternative Providers

Certifications, Trainings, and Licenses

Industry-recognized certifications, work-based trainings, and professional licenses might provide you additional opportunities for earning academic credit.

  Certifications, Trainings, and Licenses

Portfolio Assessment

Portfolio Assessment is a collection of materials compiled to demonstrate previous college-level learning relevant to a student's degree plan.

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