We Value YOUR Experience
Work Experiences & Military Experience
At Northwest State Community College, we recognize learning acquired from experiences outside a formal classroom setting. We offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit through Prior Learning Assessment. Credit can be attained through one or more Prior Learning Assessment pathway: Portfolio Assessment, College Level Examination Program, Departmental Credit by Exam, and Credit by Validation.
How Does Your Real Life Experience Apply at Northwest State?
We value your hard work and achievements. Our Credit for Prior Learning Program allows us to discuss your previous experiences and potentially turn those into credit hours. A simple conversation could turn into a huge opportunity for you.
Common Classes Evaluated for Prior Learning:
How Does it Work?
Your advisor will help you identify classes that compare to your life experiences. We will work with you to document your experience, schedule a test, or to validate your prior training. Your experience will be evaluated by experts, faculty and Deans. If approved, the credit is applied to your college transcripts