Credits for Prior Learning

Credit for the Work You Already Put in

Get Your Degree Quicker at Peirce – Start With a Free Credit Evaluation.

Take advantage of your past college, development and job experience.

Many Peirce students enroll with experience under their belts – like college courses, professional development or prior jobs. Use your experience to accelerate -- and reduce the cost of - earning your degree. You can earn up to 30 credits toward an associate degree or up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree through any combination of relevant past experience.

Determine the value of your previous college, professional development and/or job experience with Peirce’s Free Credit Evaluation. Contact your Admissions Representative at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9000.

Earn credit for your experience in the following ways:

Transfer Credits

Because so many of our students are working adults, many of them are also transfer students. If you’ve earned applicable credits from other accredited institutions, then Peirce wants to help you shorten your time to college graduation.

Advanced Placement Exams

Advanced learners who’ve passed AP exams have already demonstrated their mastery over the subject for which they were tested. If you’ve completed AP exams, then you may be able to turn your exam scores into college credits.

College Level Examination Program

Have you already learned knowledge and mastered skills that are relevant to the degree you want to earn? Great! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to help you gain credit by proving your subject mastery.

Credit for Military Experience

Did you know that Peirce College was founded in 1865 to serve Civil War veterans? Today, we’re proud to continue that heritage. If you’ve served in a branch of the United States military, then you may be eligible to earn college credits for your experience and apply them toward your degree at Peirce.

Credit by Examination

Test out credits are credits that you’re able to earn by taking tests to prove your proficiency in a subject after you’ve enrolled as a Peirce student. Click the link above to see the list of eligible classes.

IT Certifications

The IT world is one of today’s fastest-moving industries, and so many IT professionals stay relevant to current technologies by passing certifications. If you hold relevant certifications, don’t let them go to waste – turn them into credits at Peirce!

Credit for Work Experience

If you have experience from your career that you think is applicable to your college degree, then Peirce wants to give you credit for it. Our free assessment will determine if you’re eligible for college credit for life experience. Schedule a consultation today learn more about how you can leverage your experiences to graduate faster.