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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.
Below is an overview of the types of learning and training that could be evaluated for potential credit at Grantham.
A student may send copies of transcripts or documents during the initial admission stages. However, official transfer credit will not be awarded until official transcripts are received by the Registrar’s office. An official transcript is one sent directly to Grantham from the Registrar of the issuing educational institution. Grantham does not return documents submitted directly by prospective students.
In order to officially award transfer credits, official college transcripts must be received by Grantham University no later than one (1) enrollment period (eight (8) weeks) of starting. Students unable to produce official college transcripts for all transferred courses within the designated period will not have credits applied to their degree program. If, at a later date, the student is able to secure official college transcripts, he/she may request a re-evaluation of college credits to be applied toward their selected degree program.
After the evaluation is complete, an Evaluations Representative will prepare a custom curriculum of the remaining courses the evaluator anticipates as necessary for graduation based on official/unofficial documents received at the time of evaluation, known as the Degree Plan.
It is the responsibility of the student to provide transcripts prior to enrollment/registration to ensure that he/she is not enrolled/registered in courses at Grantham for which he/she will receive transfer credit. A student who enrolls/registers in a course that may be awarded later as transfer credit will not be issued a refund for that course in which he/she was enrolled prior to receiving transcripts if the course proves to be unnecessary.
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:
- Previous college coursework
- ACE-evaluated training
- Military experience/training (Military training can fall into different categories. See this page for complete information.)
- Equivalency exams
- 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.
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
- Prior learning assessment (PLA) process
- Form: Sponsored/Unsponsored Learning Description of Experience
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.