Credit for Prior Learning
Prior learning is college-equivalent education acquired through non-traditional schooling, work or other life experiences. These might include skills from military, job-related training, and volunteer arenas.
Students demonstrate and earn credit for prior learning through such methods as nationalized testing, challenge exams, and portfolio examination.
For more information about how you might gain credit for prior learning, inquire at a Colorado Community College System member campus where you wish to attend.
Statewide Transfer of AA or AS Degrees
The AA or AS degree will transfer to Colorado public four-year colleges' and universities' liberal arts and sciences degrees -
- Complete your AA or AS degree including 35 credits of state-guaranteed general education courses, and
- earn a C grade or better in each course,
- at least 60 hours of your AA/AS degree will transfer completely, upon admission, to a baccalaureate Liberal Arts and Sciences major in Colorado’s public four-year institutions *,
- and you are guaranteed to be able to finish your liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate degree in just another 60 hours.
* See your transfer advisor as soon as possible for a list of degrees applicable. Special articulation agreements exist for Teacher Education, Business, and Engineering that specify which lower-division credits you need. Certain majors require essential lower-division prerequisites. Please see an advisor for information about obtaining a transfer guide that will help you select lower-division credits that will speed you on your way to finishing the baccalaureate degree.
Credit earned for prior learning, Advanced Placement, correspondence courses, CLEP and other tested-only credit may not apply. The institution to which you transfer will evaluate these credits according to its own policies.