Education happens inside and outside of the classroom. Earn prior learning credit with the completion of other valuable experiences, such as Advanced Placement classes, military service, professional development, and more.

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way provides learning opportunities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science for pre-kindergarten through senior year students. You may be able to receive college credit if you have completed any of the following Project Lead the Way courses.

The following courses are accepted for credit at UW-Platteville:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Design and Development
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering

Credit from High School

Earn advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level coursework while in high school.

Advanced Placement Examinations

You may be able to receive credit or advanced placement if you have participated in the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination program. You can have your Advanced Placement Examination score report sent to the UW-Platteville at admit@uwplatt.edu. Review the list of AP examinations that will receive credit in a UW-Platteville course.

College Level Examination Program

If you’ve taken a College Level Examination program (CLEP), you may be able to receive credit for the knowledge you received. Review the CLEP exam to course listing to determine if your exam will transfer to UW-Platteville credits.

International Baccalaureate Examinations

If you’ve completed any of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations, you may be able to receive credit toward your degree. You can review the IB exams that will transfer to credits at UW-Platteville.

Professional Experience

UW-Platteville recognizes value in your professional experience. You may be able to receive advanced credit toward a graduate degree if you have completed a professional credential or program. Review graduate program specific information below.

Military Experience

You can receive two credits in physical education, if you’ve served in the regular armed forces for more than one year. If you have served two years or more that included an overseas assignment, you may be able to receive credit for elective courses. Credit may be allowed for courses recommended by the American Council on Education in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. For questions, contact the Wright Center at 608.342.7596 or email wrightcenter@uwplatt.edu.

Test-Outs and Waivers

UW-Platteville offers a variety of assessment methods for awarding credit such as department examinations or test-outs, and department waivers are commonly used for establishing proficiency in a subject area. While you may attempt to test out of many introductory courses, test-outs are not offered for every course or by every department.

If you have extensive training or significant practical experience, you may be able to apply to the appropriate department chair for permission to begin the test-out process. Individual departments administer and begin the test-out process, evaluate tests for credit in a variety of ways and may charge for the evaluation.

To qualify for a departmental evaluation, you will need to meet the following guidelines:

  • Be enrolled at UW-Platteville.
  • Credit for examinations with the departmental approval will be entered on your permanent scholastic record.
  • If you fail a credit examination, it may not be repeated.
  • You may not take a credit examination in a course which is a prerequisite for an advanced course in the same subject for which credit has already been earned.
  • The maximum credit which you can earn in any one field is determined by the academic department in which the test-out is taken.
  • A fee may be charged for administering examinations. Fees vary by department and your student status (full-time or part-time).