ERIC Number: ED419084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
College Credit for Past Education and Life Experience. ICPAC Information Series.
Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.
This report contains suggestions on how adults can secure college credit for past education and life experience. According to the report, there are eight categories of life experience that can be worth credit: work; homemaking; volunteer work; noncredit learning; travel; recreational activities and hobbies; reading, viewing, and listening; and discussions with experts. These experiences can be validated in several ways: prior learning assessment, a prior learning portfolio, standardized tests, nonstandardized tests, and other options for obtaining college credit. Each of these types of validation is discussed and resources for more information are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Credits, Equivalency Tests, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Prior Learning, Reentry Students, Special Degree Programs, Student College Relationship, Transfer Policy
Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, 2805 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408; toll-free phone: 800-992-2076; web address (updated annually): http://icpac.indiana.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.