You may be eligible for college credit for your professional life experience. These “credits by experience” could come from:
- Earned professional certifications and licensures from non-collegiate institutions
- Mastery of equivalent competencies through work experiences and non-credit training or coursework
Only credit that can be applied toward your degree requirements will be transcribed. Credit earned by examination will appear as “L” (for experiential learning) and will not be used to figure your GPA. You can apply credits earned by examination toward a degree, diploma, or certificate from DMACC. You have until the last date to withdraw of Part of Term 1 to submit Credit for Experience and ensure credit is awarded on your final transcript.
(Procedure ES4544, see Appendix A)
Certifications and Licensures
Credit for Prior Learning Crosswalk (currently under development) will help you determine which of your licenses and certifications may be eligible for credit. Licenses and certifications must be unexpired when you apply.
Credit is awarded using the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service, the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, or other approved organizations.
(If your credential isn’t listed, follow the Credit for Prior Learning Process & Appeals Process to obtain credit.
Equivalent Non-Credit Experience
You may feel your experiences and training are worthy of college credit – and you can prove it. DMACC consults with the American Council of Education (ACE), the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for guidance in the development of competency-based pathways between non-credit coursework and their credit equivalencies, giving students like you a path forward.
Credit for Non-Credit Experience Process & Appeals Process