Credit for Non-Traditional Learning

Wallace Community College awards credit for the following types of non-traditional learning: Advanced Placement (AP®); challenge and validation examinations; College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®); United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI); experiential, specialized, or occupational training; American College Testing-Proficiency Examinations Program (ACT/PEP); Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST); American Council of Education Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (ACE PONSI/CREDIT); American Council of Education for Military Training (ACE/MILITARY); and professional certification, licensure, or registry. Awarding credit for non-traditional learning at Wallace Community College does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination is made by the respective transfer institution.

No more than 25% of total credit required for any program may be awarded through non-traditional means. Credit awarded through non-traditional means is not applicable toward the minimum of 25% of semester hours that must be completed at the College to meet graduation requirements.

In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty members, the College may use recognized guides that aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Council on Education, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.

Selected personnel in the Student Affairs Division and faculty members in appropriate departments may also evaluate requests.  Recommendations for awarding credit are then made by the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar and approved by the Dean, Instructional Affairs.