Academic Credit for Prior Learning

Peninsula College accepts equivalency credit awarded by approved testing methods which reflect previous training, private study, work completed at other institutions, or other bona fide qualifications that indicate the student has knowledge or abilities equivalent to course completers. Methods of assessment include but are not limited to: Credit by Testing (CAPE, CLEP, DSST), Credit by Extra-institutional learning (Military and Industry Training), Credit by Challenge Exam, and credit by Prior Experiential Learning (Portfolio). No more than 25% of required credits for a degree or certificate may be satisfied by prior experiential learning. Credits in all equivalency situations are transcripted as a Pass (P) and will receive no numeric grade points. For more information regarding Academic Credit for Prior Learning, please contact Pirate Central at (360) 417-6340.