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ERIC Number: ED573098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Credit for Prior Learning: 2016 Progress Report
Washington Student Achievement Council
Students come to college with skills and knowledge acquired through work, military, and other experiences. Academic credit for prior learning is awarded when a student's prior learning is assessed and found to be the equivalent of specific college course outcomes, and when the award of credit is consistent with the policies of the institution. Awarding academic credit for prior learning: (1) Honors students' knowledge and skills; (2) Strengthens connections between work and college; (3) Accelerates students' progress toward career pathways; and (4) Helps Washington meet statewide educational attainment goals. For the 2015-16 academic year, Washington public and independent colleges and universities awarded 224,998 academic quarter credits based on prior learning, which applied toward certificates or degrees. This represents 5,000 annual full-time equivalent students. This report presents: (1) What is Academic Credit for Prior Learning?; (2) Foundational Legislation; (3) Workgroup; (4) Progress on Legislative Goals.; and (5) Recommended Actions. The following are appended: (1) RCW 28B.77.230; and (2) List of institutions.
Washington Student Achievement Council. P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504. Tel: 360-753-7800; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Student Achievement Council
Identifiers - Location: Washington