Credit for Prior Learning

Overview

 

Corban University welcomes students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences, and we recognize that many of our students have gained valuable educational experience outside the college classroom.  Corban recognizes the following opportunities for full-time students to earn credit for learning outside of the college-level classroom in the following ways.

 

Note: Credit will not be given for duplication (courses taken in college that cover the same material). In addition, no more than 25% of credits earned through any combination of CLEP (College Level Examination Placement), Credit by Exam, LLP (Life Learning Paper), or PST (Professional Schools Training) may go towards the completion of your degree.

 

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Advanced Placement (AP)

 

Students who receive qualifying scores on Advanced Placement exams are eligible to receive college credit toward their bachelor’s degree. To receive credit, students must designate Corban University as a recipient of their scores, either at the time of the exam (free) or after-the-fact (may incur a fee). Upon Corban’s receipt of the scores and enrollment of the student, the Registrar’s office will count the appropriate number of credits toward the student’s degree requirements. The number of credits earned will depend on the program of study the student enters and the score received on the exam.

 

See a complete list of AP exam offerings, qualifying scores, and corresponding credits available:

Learn more about requesting your AP scores here.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

 

Students who take courses through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program are eligible to receive credit for those courses. To receive credit toward their bachelor’s degree, students must designate Corban University as a recipient of their IB transcript either at the time of the exam (free of charge) or after-the-fact (may incur a fee). Upon receipt of a student’s IB transcript, the Registrar’s office will count the appropriate number of credits toward the student’s degree.

 

See a complete list of IB exam offerings, qualifying scores, and corresponding credits available

 

Learn more about requesting your IB Transcript here.

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other DANTES exams

 

Corban University recognizes the College Board-sponsored College Level Examination Placement (CLEP), which can be taken at any approved testing center. To receive credit for CLEP exams, students must either designate Corban University as a recipient of their scores at the time of testing (free) or request that scores be sent to Corban after the fact (may incur a fee). Upon the receipt of a student’s scores, the Registrar’s office will count the appropriate number of credits toward the student’s degree. Students may earn a maximum of six semester credits in a given subject, with a maximum of 32 total semester credits. (For information on other DANTES exams, see “Military Credit”)

 

See a complete list of CLEP exam offerings, qualifying scores, and corresponding credits available:

 

Learn more about requesting your CLEP score here.

 

Credit by Examination

 

When a full-time student presents evidence that their background provides proficiency in an academic course offered by Corban University (and the course is not available through CLEP), the course may be challenged once by an appropriate examination. Each exam is prepared by the University department responsible for instruction of the course. The student must first meet with the appropriate division chair and faculty member and provide convincing evidence of proficiency. If approval is granted, the student may make arrangements to take the test. A non-refundable fee is charged for each examination attempted.

 

These written comprehensive tests cover the basic information and skills required of students who complete the course successfully. For some courses a performance examination will also be required. Students may not test out of a course they have audited and may not test out of more than 20 semester hours. Credits will appear on the transcript as CE (Credit by Exam); however, no grade will be recorded.

 

New and Prospective Students: For more information, contact one of our Admissions counselors at admissions@corban.edu.

 

Current Students: For more information, contact our online coordinator.

 

Professional School Training (PST)

 

Students may earn college credit for training completed at a professional school or other kinds of professional training. To have their learning experience evaluated for college credit, students must submit a petition along with any transcripts or certifications earned. Some examples of certified learning are police academies, current licenses, and formal courses provided by public and private employers or agencies outside an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

 

New and Prospective Students: For more information, contact one of our Admissions counselors at admissions@corban.edu.

 

Current Students: For more information, contact our online coordinator.

 

Life Learning Paper (LLP)

 

The Life Learning Paper is based on David Kolb’s model of learning. According to Kolb’s model, true education occurs in a four-stage cycle: concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation. The Life Learning Paper recognizes this model of learning by allowing students to observe, reflect on, and learn from a significant concrete experience in their lives outside of the college classroom. Students desiring to gain credit for experiential learning prior to college may choose to document and analyze this experience and submit it in a personal portfolio. Students will be guided through this process and must follow appropriate guidelines.

 

Note: Prior approval from assessment counselor and evaluator is required.

 

New and Prospective Students: For more information, contact one of our Admissions counselors at admissions@corban.edu.

 

Current Students: For more information, contact our online coordinator.

 

Military Credit

 

Corban University allows military service members to earn college credit for military training. To be considered for military credit, send your Joint Services Transcript (JST; available to: Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy) or your American Council of Education Transcript (Air Force) to the Registrar for review. You will be awarded credit as appropriate.

 

Note: For more information about veteran services available to you at Corban, please visit our webpage: 

Veterans

 

Transcripts from Other Higher Education Institutions

For information about how credits transfer from other higher education institutions, visit Corban’s Transfer Equivalency System (TES).

 

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