Earn Credit for Your Knowledge & Experience Many adult learners can demonstrate college-level knowledge and competencies that have been learned outside of a classroom. Regis University honors that knowledge and is one of more than 1,500 schools nationwide that awards adult students college credit for prior learning. The College for Professional Studies offers two methods of assessing and receiving college credit for prior learning: Prior Learning Assessment and Testing. Both allow you to demonstrate and document the extent of your knowledge and experience to earn college credit. In addition, Regis University accepts American Council on Education (ACE) Credits. ACE Credits are awarded for workplace training that has a college level equivalency. ACE CREDIT was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs. Find out how much of your prior learning experiences may transfer in three simple steps: Establish your goals. Meet your Regis advisor to discuss your professional experience as well as any educational goals you may. Explore your prior learning options. The tabs below highlight various options at Regis University and can help you determine which credit options will work best. Your advisor can also help you navigate this process to make sure the credits you earn align with a program of study. Begin to work towards getting college credit for your prior learning experiences. Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio)TestingAce Credit You may earn up to 45-credit hours (the equivalent of 15 college courses) through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. The PLA program is administered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a nonprofit that works make it easier for people to get the education and training they need. In the CAEL program, adult learners will take an initial class, CAEL 100, to: Learn how to match experiences to college course descriptions Create and present one portfolio that demonstrates how previous learning translates to college credit CAEL 100 is offered on-line, in two different formats: Instructor-Led and Do-It-Yourself. Both courses use an online tool to help you build and store your portfolio as you work and only needs to be taken once. The more subject areas in which you have experience, the more portfolios you can build – and more credits you can earn. Students have earned Prior Learning Assessment credit by matching their experience to a wide variety of college courses such as: Business Customer Service Managing a Small Business Communication Advanced Public Speaking Intercultural Communication Interpersonal Communication Computer Science Computer Science Fundamentals Intro to Computing Education Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature Technology in Education English Technical and Report Writing Physical Education Principles of Personal Fitness Religious Studies Adult Spiritual Life and Growth COST CAEL 100, Instructor Led + 1st Portfolio $895 CAEL 100, Do-It-Yourself $149 Additional Portfolios (3 credits each) $125 See if your experience and knowledge translate to college credit at www.learningcounts.org You can also earn college credit through credit by-exam programs: CLEP, DANTES (DSST), and Challenge Exams. Most exams are pass/no pass and award 3 to 12 credit hours. The CLEP and DANTES national testing programs offer more than 65 exams that meet core, major, minor, prerequisite, and general elective degree requirements. National League of Nursing exams and Miller Analogies Tests are also offered. Challenge Exams have been developed by Regis faculty and are based on specific Regis courses. Challenge Exams are designed to allow students to demonstrate mastery of a particular subject area gained through life or work experience. Some of the wide range of subject areas covered by these exams include: Accounting Computer science Economics Education foundations English composition Ethics History Languages: Spanish, German, or French Law enforcement Literature Management Marketing Natural sciences Personal finance Psychology Sociology Statistics We offer testing facilities at most of our Front Range campuses. Testing times include a choice of evenings and Saturdays. You may obtain test preparation information, the testing schedule, and registration information from our website at www.regis.edu/testing. You are also welcome to drop by, or call the Testing Center, where the staff will be glad to help you. Testing Center Regis University College for Professional Studies 3333 Regis Blvd., Learning Commons, Room 241 Denver, CO 80221 Toll-free: 800.568.8932 Fax: 303.964.5233 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.regis.edu/testing ACE College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs. With over 35,000 courses reviewed, ACE is the national leader in the evaluation process for education and training obtained outside the classroom. See if you any of your past professional training translates into ACE Credit at www.acenet.edu. ACE also collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE’s credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide and on military transcripts. Visit the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services at www.acenet.edu.