College Credit for Adult Learning Experiences

DegreeQuest is designed to show the projected application of all types of credit.

Completing college courses at accredited colleges and universities is not the only way to earn college credit. When we support students, we do not simply look at the traditional college credit they have earned in the past in classrooms on college campuses or online. We also look for every potential source of college credit that they may have earned in the past, including non-traditional college credit. Credit you may already have earned that we could help you apply toward thousands of degrees from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation may include:

 

Get the Credit You Deserve for Your Adult Learning Experiences

How is DegreeQuest equipped to help students who have earned credit from these sources above?

  • Regarding courses taken in the past from accredited colleges and universities, there are millions of course listings from every college and university in the nation in DegreeQuest. When we build electronic education records for students, we can easily add any college course taken in the past to the student records. With DegreeQuest, students are able to see how this credit can apply toward degrees in the subjects they desire.

  • Every veteran who served this nation in uniform has earned college credit - it began when they completed Basic Military Training and continued as they completed additional advanced training throughout their career in the military. The American Council on Education has been evaluating military training and occupations for college credit since 1942. In fact, we have every exhibit from every branch of the service in DegreeQuest ... more than 40,000 exhibits! We have already helped tens of thousands of military members and veterans apply millions of semester hours of college credit for their professional training in the military toward degrees from our participating colleges and universities across the nation.

  • More than 2,900 colleges and universities across the nation award college credit by examinations, such as the College Board examinations (AP, CLEP), DSST examinations, institutional examinations such as UExcel and TECEP, and more. With DegreeQuest, students are able to see how this credit can apply toward degrees in the subjects they desire.

  • The American Council on Education has been evaluating professional training from corporations and government agencies for college credit since the 1970s. In addition, the National College Credit Recommendation Service in New York and the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program also evaluate professional training for college credit. To date, nearly 1,200 organizations have had their professional training evaluated for college credit. With DegreeQuest, students are able to see how this credit can apply toward degrees in the subjects they desire.

  • College credit for lifelong learning that relates to subjects being taught by colleges is a service provided by countless colleges and the Council for Adult Experiential Learning. With DegreeQuest, students are able to see how this credit can apply toward degrees in the subjects they desire.

  • It takes a considerable amount of training to be able to pass the examinations necessary to earn professional certifications. Students who have earned professional certifications may have earned college credit without even realizing it. (For example, FAA Airframe & Powerplant licenses may result in 67 semester hours of college credit!) With DegreeQuest, students are able to see how this credit can apply toward degrees in the subjects they desire.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on the Get Started Now link in the menu above and then send us information about every source of college credit you have earned in the past. We look forward to showing you how your credit could propel you forward toward degree completion.