Receive credit for prior learning
Education happens inside and outside of the classroom. Earn prior learning credit with the completion of other valuable experiences, such as AP classes, military service, professional development and more.
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.
Earn advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level coursework while in high school.
You may be able to receive credit or advanced placement if you have participated in the Advanced Placement Examination program. You can have your Advanced Placement Examination score report sent to the UW-Platteville at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review the list of AP examinations that will receive credit in a UW-Platteville course.
If you’ve taken a College Level Examination program, 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.
If you’ve completed any of the International Baccalaureate 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.
UW-Platteville recognizes value in your professional experience. You may be able to receive advanced toward a graduate degree if you have completed a professional credential or program. Review graduate program specific information below.
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.
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 the following guidelines: