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Earn College Credit for Life and Work Experience

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience at Liberty University

Many prospective students are wondering how to earn college credit for life experience. Do you have former schooling, training, military, or on-the-job experience? At Liberty, your life and professional experiences can help you earn additional credit toward your residential or online undergraduate degree program. When you take advantage of the wide variety of options for additional college credit that Liberty University gives you, you can complete your degree faster!

Explore the different credit opportunities below, and let us help you turn your life or work experience into additional college credit!


Exams and Courses

Show the level of knowledge you have acquired by taking standardized tests or complete courses to potentially earn college credit for class equivalency. There are dozens of different subject areas and numerous types of tests and courses available to determine your mastery level.

Learn more about credit by examination

How to Earn College Credit for Portfolios

Find out if you are eligible to receive college credit for the knowledge you have gained through training and life experience.

Learn more about earning credit by portfolio 


Earn College Credit for Military Training

Maximize your military training and experience by finding out if it qualifies you for undergraduate and graduate college credit. Credit is granted based on the American Council on Education (ACE) guide recommendations.

Learn more about credit for military training 

Earn College Credit for Completed Certificate Programs

See if the training you received from an unaccredited, Liberty-approved, certificate program can be turned into college credit.

Learn more about credit for select certificate programs


Professional Experience Categories

Earn College Credit for Certain Professional Life Experiences

Liberty University is dedicated to helping you get the college credit you have earned. With nearly 40 job skills to put toward your online undergraduate degree, your life or work experience could be transferred as college credit. If you do not see your job skill listed in the categories below, you may submit an Application for Experience Plus Credit to be considered.

  • Acquisition, Logistics, & Procurement

Administrative

  • Aviation

Banking

Border Patrol

Cisco Certifications

Counseling

Disney College Program

  • Early Childhood Education

Emergency Medical Technician

Employee Benefits

Evangelism

  • FAA Flight Attendant
  • Facilities Management

Financial Planning

Food Service

Foreign Language

General Management

Hospitality Management

Human Resources

Insurance

Law Enforcement Officer

Legal Secretary

Microsoft Certifications

Nursing

Payroll

Pharmacy Technician

Project Management

Public Speaking

Real Estate

Six Sigma

Sign Language Interpretation

Supervisory

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Youth Ministry & Worship


Ineligibility

In addition to certain academic programs that are ineligible for Experience Plus college credit, the following is also ineligible:

  • Continuing Education
  • Professional Development
  • Resumes
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses

Disclaimer

Before applying for Experience Plus (EPlus) credit, please be aware that it is viewed only as transfer credit and will not be accepted as credit taken through Liberty University.  Names of corporations, companies, and businesses identified herein are not intended to imply sponsorship or endorsement of or affiliation with Liberty University. Credit recommendations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework are subject to institutional standards, policies, and requirements for EPlus credit determinations and awards. The determination of credit equivalency and its application to program requirements is both institution and program specific.  A student cannot earn more than 30 credits through EPlus with the exception of credit that has been approved by the Academic Council.

Due to individual programmatic policies and requirements, this guide makes no guarantees as to the credit determinations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework listed herein. The final determination of which, if any, Experience Plus credits that are applied depends on academic policies of Liberty University. Any discussions with admissions consultants, new enrollment specialists, advisors, EPlus Coordinators or other members of staff or faculty concerning possible application of such credits are only estimates and not binding on the institution. The awarding of credits and the determination of the applicability of those credits to degree completion requirements can only be made after official review by an Experience Plus and/or Faculty Assessor. 

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