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Credit for Prior Learning

Oklahoma Christian offers adult learners the opportunity to be awarded college credit for the knowledge and skills gained through their lived experience over the years.

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Credit for Prior Learning

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Are you a working professional?

Earn college credit for your work experience

Have you had professional training or spent significant time learning your industry? Have you had significant learning experiences in your field or a particular subject area as an adult? If so, you may qualify for Credit for Prior Learning and be able to be awarded college credit for your prior learning experiences and accelerate your degree program.

One prevailing method for awarding college credit for prior learning is portfolio-based assessment. This method is available to adult learners who can demonstrate that they have previously acquired the knowledge and skills of specific courses in their degree programs.

OC offers multiple pathways for adult learners to build and submit portfolios that demonstrate mastery of their already acquired college-level knowledge. Students can take a portfolio writing course, where the course itself counts as elective credit and students receive step-by-step guidance from an instructor. Another option is a writing workshop, where students can review materials on how to compose a portfolio and develop one or more on their own.

If you are an adult learner and would like to find out if you are eligible to earn credit for your prior learning, you can create a prior learning profile by completing this brief form. The process to submit your profile is quick and simple. Once you have completed your profile, an advisor will reach out to you to walk you through the next steps.

See if you qualify