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Franklin Pierce University gives you college credit for knowledge you've already gained outside of the classroom.
If you can answer "yes" to two or more of these statements, you should consider pursuing
credit for prior learning.
Save time and money. Apply credits earned toward your bachelor's degree. You'll finish your degree sooner and reduce your tuition costs!
To receive up to 45 college credits, you must enroll in a Franklin Pierce bachelor's degree program and prepare a portfolio that demonstrates the knowledge and skills you've previously acquired. Portfolio preparation instruction is provided in a 3-credit, pass/fail course, which counts as a general elective toward your bachelor's degree. This course helps you identify areas of prior learning and courses for which you can receive credit. You'll also learn how to prepare your portfolio for review.
Franklin Pierce has partnered with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to provide students with the guidance and structure needed to prepare their portfolios. CAEL will assess your finished portfolio and make recommendations for the college credits you should receive.
Last year, LearningCounts began a partnership with the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program that allows military spouses to complete LearningCounts at no cost (paid by SECO to LearningCounts). It is a pilot program aimed at accelerating the attainment of postsecondary education credentials by military spouses. The SECO/LearningCounts website is: http://seco.learningcounts.org/ If you have questions about the program, or would like marketing materials to pass on to your military students (to share with their spouses), please let me know. Your school is listed on the SECO/LearningCounts website as an adult-friendly school.
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If you'd like more information on earning college credit through this program, contact our Enrollment Management Team at
1-800-325-1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An enrollment advisor will answer your questions, provide more information on the process, and help you assess your ability to earn these credits.