Graduate Credit for Non-Academic Experience Policy

  • Custodian of Policy: Graduate Council
    Effective Date: Fall 2020
    Last Review: Fall 2020
    Next Review: Fall 2027
    Relevant MnSCU Policy: 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning

    Policy

    https://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/335.html

    Chapter 3 – Educational Policies

    System Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning

    Part 1. Purpose

    To provide students with opportunities to demonstrate competence at the college- and university-level from learning gained through learning experiences outside of a college or university credit-bearing course and to establish consistent practices among colleges and universities for evaluating and awarding undergraduate or graduate credit for prior learning.

    Part 2. Authority

    Minn. Stat. § 197.775 Higher Education Fairness requires the awarding of credit for veteran’s military training or service. Minn. Stat. § 120B.13 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs requires Minnesota State to award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Minn. Stat. § 120B.131 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) requires Minnesota State to award credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. Minn. Stat. § 120B.022 Elective Standards requires Minnesota State colleges and universities to establish criteria for translating world language certificates and seals into academic credit.

    Rationale