Earn More Credit Through Prior Learning and Experience

Many students have extensive knowledge gained through prior schooling, training, or on-the-job experience. Through Liberty University, you may have the opportunity to earn additional credit toward your degree through a variety of options. 

For specific recommendations based on your experience, click here to take the Prior Learning Questionnaire.


By Examination

Students can show the level of knowledge they have acquired in different subject areas through standardized tests and potentially earn credit for class equivalency. There are dozens of different subject areas students can earn credit for and numerous types of tests available to gauge the level of mastery.
Learn more about credit by examination

For Military Training

Undergraduate credit may be awarded for courses completed by military service schools if this credit is recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Forces (ACE). The ACE Guide is used to determine the equivalency of your military training to college credit.
Learn more about credit for military training

For Professional Training & Life Experience

Credit may be awarded directly for job training, based on a precedent that has been established by our university. Credit will also be awarded to individuals with certificates or licenses in the following areas: aviation, law enforcement, insurance, real estate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Learn more about automatic credit for job training

Through History MOOC (Massive Open-Enrollment Online Course)

This course is an overview of American history emphasizing America's Christian heritage, limited and constitutional government, free market system, and individual freedom and civic responsibility. This self-paced curriculum teaches students how to apply lessons from the past to the challenges of the present. HIST 101 features contributions from some of America's top national leaders including Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Michele Bachmann, among others. Upon completing HIST 101, students will have the option of obtaining free elective credit through Liberty University.  Once you have completed the course, please have your instructor contact the PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) processor to award the credit. 

Please note that this credit will not count toward the general education history requirement. You may call (855) 814-8615 for more information.

Prerequisites: None. 
Learn more about the History MOOC

By Portfolio

You could be eligible to receive credit for knowledge which you have gained through various training and experiences.
Learn more about earning credit by portfolio


Liberty University Approved Certificate Programs

We recognize that you may have received valuable training as a result of an unaccredited certificate program, and we want to give you credit for your experiences.