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About Credit for Prior Learning

You can earn up to 75 percent of the credit needed to complete an associate degree or technical diploma, and up to 50 percent needed to complete a certificate.

You can complete the credit for prior learning process in a few easy steps by demonstrating your skills or submitting your documentation to us.

We will review your information and determine if you can be granted credit for your prior learning. You will know if you can receive credit typically within one to three weeks.

Benefits of Credit for Prior Learning

You can apply for credit for prior learning instead of taking a class because it will allow you to:

Save money

Earn credits at a fraction of the cost of standard tuition.

Save time

Earn your degree faster by demonstrating prior learning and eliminating the need to enroll in and complete every course in your program.

Keep coursework relevant

Advance your learning by enhancing the skills that you have acquired and knowledge that you have gained, rather than reviewing the things you already know.

Types of Credit for Prior Learning

There are several ways to obtain credit for prior learning:

Transfer Credit

Earn credit by transferring in credit from another institution to NTC.

Military Service

Earn credit based on learning obtained through courses that you completed and military occupations held during your service.

National Exams

Earn credit based on your scores for nationally-recognized exams such as AP and CLEP.

Work/Life Experience & Certifications

Earn credit by demonstrating your ability to meet course competencies or by providing industry certifications.

Not sure which type of credit for prior learning is right for you? Tell us about your interest in credit for prior learning and we’ll follow up with you.