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Prior Learning Credit Transfer

You may be able to earn college credit for what you already know! Prior learning or life experience credits can save you time and money and help you fulfill your undergraduate requirements for graduation. You should contact the prior learning assessment coordinator at 800-759-8811 for prior approval to ensure credits will apply.

 

ACE 

American Council on Education offers a college credit recommendation service that has evaluated training courses and examinations sponsored by professional and nonprofit organizations, labor unions, corporations and government. Participating programs may charge a fee for a transcript, but LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript.

National Guide at Acenet.edu

Highlighted programs: American Banker's Association, CUNA, Coursera, Dale Carnegie, FAA, IAAP, Kaplan, McDonald's, Microsoft, PADI, Penn Foster, Project Management Leadership Group, Skillsoft, SOPHIA Learning, Starbucks, Straighterline, TEEX, UExcel, UTHealth/UTHSC-Houston, Walgreens, Wal-Mart

Please contact the prior learning assessment coordinator at 800-759-8811 for more information.

 

AP (Advanced Placement Exam)

Testing Information at www.collegeboard.org/AP

AP Exam List

$91 + any testing center fees

AP Exams are offered in May for high school students who have completed the AP courses in various subjects. However, home schooled students and other students whose schools do not offer the AP exams may also take the exams. Students must ask for scores to be sent to LeTourneau. Scores are reported in July.

 

Cambridge International Qualifications

Cambridge International qualifications are offered by Cambridge International Examinations, a part of the University of Cambridge.  LeTourneau currently accepts some A/AS test subjects.

CIE List

 

CLEP

Testing Information at Collegeboard.com/CLEP

CLEP Exam List

$80 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7557.

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships.

 

DSST (formerly DANTES) 

Testing Information at GetCollegeCredit.com

DSST Exam List

$80 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7911.

The DSST credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance and technology.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Degree Credit

LeTourneau University will accept up to 24 hours of IB credit. In some cases a student may have to submit a course syllabus. Courses for the major are subject to departmental review. Official International Baccalaureate transcripts should be mailed directly from International Baccalaureate Office to the LeTourneau University Office of Enrollment Management for review. LeTourneau University will award up to 24 credit hours for IB courses. IB examinations, AP examinations, and college courses taken prior to or after enrolling at LeTourneau University may be duplicative. If so, credit will be awarded for only one course. Credit should be established prior to enrollment and must be established by the end of the student's first year at LeTourneau University.

IB Exam List

 

National CCRS (formerly PONSI) 

National CCRS (formerly PONSI) reviews formal courses and educational programs sponsored by non-collegiate organizations and makes appropriate college-level credit recommendations for the courses and programs evaluated. Participating programs may charge a fee for a transcript, but LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript.

Information from NationalCCRS.org

Highlighted programs: APICS, Dale Carnegie, LOMA, National Paralegal College

Please contact the prior learning assessment coordinator at 800-759-8811 for more information.

 

Portfolio

Students may submit their portfolio after acceptance to the university. There is a $75 submission fee and a $50 transcription fee per credit awarded. There is a 30 hour credit limit.

Please contact your academic advisor or prior learning assessment coordinator at 800-759-8811 for more information.

 

Transfer Courses

May be taken at local colleges or through regionally accredited online schools (LSU, etc.). You must contact your academic advisor for approvals.

 

Information for Military Students

Visit our resources for military students to view Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) information, as well as more detailed educational benefits and transfer credit options specific to veterans, reservists and active duty military members of the United States armed forces.
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