March 17, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, Virtual Meeting Link

Credit for Prior Learning is an essential strategy for supporting adult learners and transfer students. It is based on the premise that it doesn’t matter where learning occurs; what matters is what students know and what they can do.

USC Upstate recognizes a range of educational experiences and grants credit for prior learning: AP, CLEP, and similar exams; credit from military transcripts; workplace training experience recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE); credit by challenge exam for a USC Upstate course; credit by advanced standing (application for back credit); and credit by portfolio. USC Upstate also recognizes the completion of the general education requirements of an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree at another accredited institution as fulfilling the general education requirements for a USC Upstate bachelor’s degree.

Learn how to navigate USC Upstate’s credit for prior learning policies and procedures and contribute to an accessible, affordable, and equitable education for all.

Can’t attend? Read more about Awarding Credit for Prior Learning and Institutional Best Practices. Explore the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning’s resources on “A Brighter Future through Credit for Prior Learning.”