Credit for Prior Learning
As a nontraditional student you bring life and career experience to the classroom.
Watch this short video to learn how alumna Elaine Thompson earned 20 credits through the Credit for Prior Learning program.
At UW Oshkosh, students have the opportunity to earn college credits for their valuable work and life experiences three ways.
Adult students may be able to earn credit for learning gained through years of experience at work, in military service, as volunteers, or in settings outside the formal classroom.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on an exam.
Military Service Experience
Your military service is valuable. Your official military transcript can be evaluated, and with other military documentation, you may be able to earn credits for your military experience.Learn more about the military option >>