Credit For Prior Learning

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Many Learn on Demand students arrive with substantial education and professional experience. Instead of making you rehash material you already know, we make it easy to earn credit for prior learning.

The advantages

With credit for prior learning, you don't have to complete any of the regular class assignments. You also don't have to work for weeks to receive credit. You quickly get the credit you deserve and are free to move on to the next class.

How it works

In a typical Learn on Demand class, you earn credit by completing all of the assignments and passing the final exam. This can take anywhere from three to fifteen weeks. Another option is to test out of the class and receive credit immediately.

When you first register for a course, you're asked to take a pre-test to assess your grasp of the course material. If you score high on the pre-test, you have the option to immediately take the post-test, the equivalent of a final exam. If you score well on the post-test, you can choose to accept that score as your final grade and receive full credit for the class. Keep in mind that if you choose to test out of the course, you will need to complete any other assignments affecting the final course grade.

The process

  1. Take the pre-test. The pre-test may be taken only once. If the score on the pre-test meets a level of pre-determined competency, the student will have the option to immediately take the post-test.
  2. If you pass... If the student demonstrates mastery of competencies on the post-test, a final grade will be awarded and the student will receive credit for the course. The final grade is based upon the actual score earned on the post-test along with any other assignments affecting the final course grade. 
  3.  If you don't... If the student does not demonstrate mastery of competencies on the post-test, the student must remain enrolled in the course until successfully completing all of the course requirements and the post-test, or until the end date of the course, whichever comes first. Upon the end date of the course, the student will receive a final grade earned based on completed assignments and post-test scores.