Student Handbook

Prior Learning Credit

Prior leaning transfer credits is defined as credit awarded for college-level prior learning assessment, military experience, or credit by examination. Prior learning credit must be earned at institutions or agencies accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and assessed by a faculty member subject matter expert. No more than 60 credits required for graduation at the undergraduate level may be earned through prior learning assessment. 

Upon receipt of an official transcript or a third party transcript evaluation and a Prior Learning Assessment Transfer Review Form, an internal evaluation will be completed by a faculty member subject matter expert. The faculty member subject matter expert will review the official transcript or evaluation and all relevant supporting document provided by the student. Prior learning assessment transfer courses must be similar in nature, level, and content to a course in our undergraduate curriculum and applicable to one of our academic programs; this includes courses that are technical or vocational in nature. Prior learning assessment credit that is remedial, graduate-level or doctrinal in nature is not transferable as undergraduate credit. Prior Learning Assessment credit which does not match specific courses may be accepted as general elective credit, and may be allowed to substitute for specific requirements with approval of the appropriate Academic department Chair and/or Academic Dean. Faculty Advisors, Department Chairs, and Academic Deans work with transfer students to help them best apply their prior learning assessment transfer credit toward the UWRF degree.

Source: Faculty and Staff Handbook, Chapter Nine, Section 9.2.41