Experience Plus – Earn More Credit for Your 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, or military or on-the-job experience?

At Liberty, your life and professional experiences can potentially help you earn additional credit toward your online degree or certificate 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 >

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Professional Experience Categories

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. Please submit any questions or requests to eplus@liberty.edu.

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

  • Capstone courses
  • Continuing education
  • Internships
  • Professional development
  • Résumés

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.

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 the 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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