Credit for Prior Learning

A student must enroll at the college and meet all admission requirements for the program in which credit for prior learning is being sought.

Twenty five percent (25%) of the required credit hours required for a degree must be completed at Oakton to earn a degree at Oakton. Credit awarded via the Prior Learning Assessment process may constitute the remaining credit.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the required credits toward a certificate must be completed at Oakton with a grade of C or better. Credit awarded via the Prior Learning Assessment process may constitute the remaining credit.

Equivalency credits will be posted on the student’s transcript with the Oakton course prefix and number for which such equivalency credit is granted, and with a notation that such credits were earned through proficiency.

The college may levy a fee for assessing credit for learning experiences, and if credit is awarded, may charge tuition and/or additional, related fees.

Credit awarded for alternate learning may not be accepted by other transfer institutions. Some academic programs may require grades of A or B in specific courses required for certificate or degree completion.

Credit for prior learning provides a variety of options to increase the likelihood for more students to complete credentials. 

For more information about credit for prior learning experiences, contact Advising Services at 847.635.1700.