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- Previous College Coursework
- ACE-evaluated Training
- Military Experience/Training
- Equivalency Exams
- Transfer Credit Policy
- Prior Learning Assessment Fees
- Prior Learning Credit Limits
- Prior Learning Assessment Process
At Grantham, we realize that as an adult learner, your time is precious. That's why we evaluate different types of learning -- in and outside the classroom -- to help you get credit for the time you've already invested in your education.
Let's look at the types of learning and training that could be evaluated for potential credit at Grantham.
Potential Sources of Credit
We'll gladly evaluate prior college coursework, equivalency exams and training (military and civilian) that has been appropriately evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for potential credit transferability. See the links below for details:
Military experience/training (Military training can fall into different categories. See this page for complete information.)
Transfer credit policy (Go to this page for information on obtaining transcripts, course equivalency, specifics on undergraduate and graduate transfer credit policies and more.)
A great deal of learning occurs outside a university classroom. Often worthy of college credit, this "prior learning" (also called experiential learning) comes in various forms and is categorized as sponsored (e.g., corporate training, professional certifications, continuing education, etc.) or unsponsored (e.g., internships, volunteer work, etc.) learning.
Through Grantham's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, you can submit evidence of professional and experiential learning for evaluation for potential college credit. For details, see the PLA Handbook.
Additional Prior Learning Information
Prior Learning Credit Limits
Undergraduate students may use PLA credits for up to 25% of their degree program. However, PLA and transfer credits combined cannot be more than 75% of the degree program.
Graduate students may use PLA credits for up to 25% of their degree program. However, PLA and transfer credits combined cannot be more than 25% of the degree program.
Note: Not all Grantham University courses are eligible for Prior Learning Assement, see the PLA Handbook for details.
To initiate the PLA process. Please contact your admissions representative at (888) 947-2684. If you are a current Grantham student, please speak with your student advisor.