Credit for Life Experience

Receive College Credit For What You Already Know

Franklin Pierce Gives You College Credit for Knowledge You’ve Gained Outside the Classroom

If you can answer "yes" to two or more of these statements, you should consider pursuing
credit for prior learning:

Explore previous Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit awards

Save Time and Money

Apply credits earned toward your bachelor's degree and you will 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.

Download the PDF Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Application.

LearningCounts Partners With Department of Defense

Military spouses can complete LearningCounts education at no cost through a partnership between LearningCounts and the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. This pilot program is aimed at accelerating the attainment of postsecondary education credentials by military spouses. View theSECO/LearningCounts website, where Franklin Pierce University is listed as an adult-friendly school.

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