You may be able to earn college credit for what you already know! Prior learning or experiential learning credits can save you time and money and help you fulfill your undergraduate requirements for graduation. You should contact the Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator at PLA@letu.edu for additional information and guidance.
ACE offers a college credit recommendation service that has evaluated training, professional courses, and examinations sponsored by professional and nonprofit organizations, labor unions, corporations and government. To see if any training courses that you have taken through an employer have been evaluated by ACE and recommended for college credit, click on the link below. If you have completed training that was recommended for college credit by ACE, you can order a transcript at the same link below. ACE charges a $20 initial registration fee that includes one complimentary transcript. Additional transcript orders are $15. Have your ACE transcript sent to LETU for evaluation (LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript).
Highlighted programs: American Banker's Association, CUNA, Coursera, Dale Carnegie, FAA, IAAP, Kaplan, McDonald's, Microsoft, PADI, Penn Foster, Project Management Leadership Group, Skillsoft, SOPHIA Learning, Starbucks, Straighterline, TEEX, UExcel, UTHealth/UTHSC-Houston, Walgreens, Wal-Mart
Testing Information at www.collegeboard.org/AP
$91 + any testing center fees
AP Exams are offered in May for high school students who have completed the AP courses in various subjects. However, home schooled students and other students whose schools do not offer the AP exams may also take the exams. Students must ask for scores to be sent to LeTourneau. Scores are reported in July.
LeTourneau currently accepts some A/AS Cambridge International Exam papers.
$85 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7557.
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores.
$80 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7911.
The DSST (formerly DANTES) credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance and technology.
LeTourneau University will accept up to 24 hours of IB credit. In some cases a student may have to submit a course syllabus. Courses for the major are subject to departmental review. Official International Baccalaureate transcripts should be mailed directly from International Baccalaureate Office to the LeTourneau University Office of the Registrar for review. LeTourneau University will award up to 24 credit hours for IB courses.
IB examinations, AP examinations, and college courses taken prior to or after enrolling at LeTourneau University may be duplicative. If so, credit will be awarded for only one course. Credit should be established prior to enrollment and must be established by the end of the student's first year at LeTourneau University.
National CCRS (formerly National PONSI) evaluates training and education programs offered outside the traditional college classroom setting and makes appropriate college-level credit recommendations for the courses and programs evaluated. National CCRS and ACE operate in similar ways.
To see if any training courses that you have taken through an employer have been evaluated by National CCRS and recommended for college credit, click on the link below. If you have completed training that was recommended for college credit by National CCRS, you should contact the organization that provided the training to request a transcript to be sent to LETU for evaluation. (Participating organizations may charge a fee for a transcript, but LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript.)
Information from NationalCCRS.org
Highlighted programs: APICS, Dale Carnegie, LOMA, National Paralegal College
Students may submit their prior learning portfolio after acceptance to the University. The University will accept up to 30 hours of portfolio credit.
Transfer courses may be taken at local colleges and universities, or through regionally accredited online schools. Please fill out the Transfer Credit Approval Form and submit for appropriate approvals prior to enrolling in transfer courses.