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Credit for Prior Learning

As a nontraditional student you bring life and career experience to the classroom. 

Here is your chance to earn credit for your experience!

Watch this short video to learn how alumna Elaine Thompson earned 20 credits through the Credit for Prior Learning program.

Credit for Prior Learning

At UW Oshkosh, students have the opportunity to earn college credits for their valuable work and life experiences three ways. 

Portfolio Option

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. 

Learn more about the portfolio option >>


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.

Learn more about the CLEP option >>

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 >>


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