Transfer of College Credit, Military Credit, and Prior Learning Assessment



American InterContinental University (AIU) has a defined policy for the evaluation and awarding of college transfer credit, military transfer credit, advanced placement/standardized examinations, experiential learning, and professional training/certification credit. AIU recognizes that collegiate-level learning can take place outside of the college classroom or laboratory and remain relevant to AIU degree programs, consistent with AIU’s academic policies and standards, and that adult learners generally have educational needs that differ from those of traditional college and university students. AIU’s philosophy is a reflection of its mission, which is to foster educational success and meet the needs of a career-oriented, culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body. The preparation of students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers is the central focus of AIU’s mission.

The procedures relative to the evaluation and awarding of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit ensure that only collegiate-level, degree-applicable course work is eligible for transfer credit; that military transfer credit is considered only for demonstrated competencies deemed comparable to collegiate-level learning by the American Council on Education (ACE); that both proprietary and external advanced placement methods, standardized examinations, and professional training/certification credit represent and demonstrate collegiate-level learning; and that such demonstrated competencies are comparable to student learning outcomes at AIU and consistent with the University’s academic policies and standards. AIU employs Academic and Prior Learning Assessment Evaluators, Faculty, and Subject Matter Experts in the evaluation of prior-learning credentials.