Credit For Prior Learning

What is Credit for Prior Learning?

Credit for prior learning is achieved from life and work experiences.  RCTC has processes to help identify and document this learning and to grant college credits.  Prior learning is a way to reduce tuition costs and can shorten the time it takes students to earn a college certificate, diploma, or degree. RCTC Credit for Prior Learning Policy

Who can Benefit?

Students who can benefit from assessment of prior learning may be adults who have many years’ experience in a profession, students who have stepped out of college for a few semesters, transfer students, veterans, and graduating high school students. Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

What are your options?

There are many ways that you can earn credits for what you have done prior to enrolling in college. These include:

  1. CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
  2. AP (Advanced Placement)
  3. DSST 
  4. DANTES (military training)  Veteran’s Services
  5. Credit by Exam Evaluation
  6. Portfolio Development

Are you interested in transferring college credits to a 4-year institution?

Contact one of us to learn more about the pathways for you to earn credit for prior learning.