Prior Learning Assessment

In addition to college credit earned at accredited postsecondary institutions, the following can also be evaluated for academic credit equivalency at AIU:

  • Experiential Learning
  • Professional Training and Certifications
  • Standardized Assessments/Examinations
  1. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations
  2. DANTES Subject Standardized Testing (DSST) Examinations
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
  4. AIU Accelerate™ Assessments
  5. Other recognized examinations may also be evaluated at the discretion of the University

Through AIU’s Prior Learning Assessment program, the University may award proficiency credit for learning that has taken place outside the traditional academic setting. This experience includes: employment, non-collegiate or school-based education, or other appropriate life experiences. It is important for students to understand that life and learning experiences alone are inadequate bases for the award of proficiency credit. To be eligible for proficiency credit, the outcomes of the non-collegiate learning experience must be documented, be applicable to the program of study, and be assessed as being similar to or meeting the requirements of learning gained through college-level learning experiences. Students should refer to the Student Handbook for how to request credit evaluations.

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