Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning may be a good option for you to help with acquiring credits to complete your degree. Credits may be obtained through various activities including the following:
UW-River Falls partners with to provide recognition of prior learning opportunities for adult learners. Make what you've learned count. You've learned a lot. Why not get college credit for it?

The program involves enrolling in a 6-8 week online course. During the course you will outline your experience and develop a portfolio which may be reviewed for college credit. Please visit for additional information.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls awards credit for the CLEP examinations as approved by UWRF CLEP policy. Credit earned through CLEP General Exams may be applied toward General Education requirements, but may not be used toward major/minor requirements.

Course Test-Out Options

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers test-out options for selected courses.

Military Credit

Are you a currently serving member or veteran of the United States military? You may have credit toward your degree from education and training opportunities that you have participated in.

Recognition of Prior Learning in the News

Receiving Credit for Job Experience (New York Times)

For more information, please contact Michael Bilden, Adult Degree Completion Program Director and Assistant Dean:

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College of Business and Economics
Adult Degree Completion Program
23e South Hall
410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022