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Credit For Life Experience

  1. 1. Liberty University Online® Credit for Life Experience
  2. 2. Liberty University <ul><li>World’s largest evangelical university </li></ul><ul><li>43,000 total students </li></ul><ul><li>32,000 online learners </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty’s Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrow’s world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Liberty? <ul><li>Christian worldview </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility to study on your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest tuition of the largest 10 online education providers – non-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 years of experience in Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Low student-to-faculty ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Established brick-and-mortar campus </li></ul><ul><li>Regional accreditation (SACS) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online programs <ul><li>Over 35 online programs including associate’s, bachelor’s and doctoral programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: business, psychology, education, religion, and more! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transfer Credit <ul><li>Transfer Students </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless transition between your former colleges and Liberty University </li></ul><ul><li>Unofficial Evaluation of credit before application </li></ul><ul><li>Official Evaluation upon application </li></ul><ul><li>Degree completion plan to help you map out your remaining classes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life Experience vs. Experiential Learning <ul><li>Liberty University cannot award credit for life experience. </li></ul><ul><li>LU must award credit for “learning” that is achieved from experience. </li></ul><ul><li>This is what sets LU apart from unaccredited/diploma mill schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty University follows the standards of assessment recommended by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is experiential learning? <ul><li>If your experiential learning can be documented and if it is similar to what is learned in a college-level course, we may be able to award college -credits. This may include learning that comes from: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Independent studies </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Job training </li></ul>
  8. 8. Automatic credit for job training <ul><li>Automatic Credit for Job Training </li></ul><ul><li>Based on a precedent established by Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Credit will also be awarded to individuals with certificates or licenses in certain professions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Automatic Credit for Job Training <ul><li>Cisco Associate Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Financial Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Pharmacy Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development Associate (CDA) </li></ul><ul><li>Child Evangelism Fellowship (CMI Diploma) </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>MOUS (Microsoft Office Specialist) </li></ul><ul><li>Expert MOUS </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Broker </li></ul><ul><li>Securities Exam Series 7 </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Portfolio Process <ul><li>In most cases, students will need to petition for credit by Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Students enroll in GEED 205, Learning Theory & Portfolio Development </li></ul><ul><li>Students must demonstrate college-level competencies by portfolio, in order to receive credit </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Portfolios <ul><li>Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business- Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Management </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic Foster Care </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism & Christian Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing & Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Training & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul><ul><li>Daycare Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral Duties </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Public Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit Management </li></ul><ul><li>Human Services Field Exp. </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Camping Ministry </li></ul>Note: Each portfolio yields 1-6 credits.
  12. 12. Credit Recommended by ACE <ul><li>The American Council on Education has recommended college credit for over 1,000 training providers. Here are a few recognized providers: </li></ul><ul><li>American Bankers Association </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Carnegie </li></ul><ul><li>Defense Acquisition University </li></ul><ul><li>Delta Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors University </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Tree International </li></ul><ul><li>McDonald’s Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Penn Foster College </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Soft Corporation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Credit for Certificate Programs <ul><li>Liberty University has approved credit, by portfolio, for several certificate programs including: </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Home Bible Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Light University (Caring for People God’s Way) </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on the World Christian Movement </li></ul>
  14. 14. Credit for Military Training <ul><li>Undergraduate credit may be awarded for courses completed by military service schools if this credit is recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Forces (ACE). </li></ul><ul><li>The ACE Guide is used to determine the equivalency of your military training to college credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must request official transcripts. Official transcripts will not be accepted through fax. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Credit by Examination <ul><li>College-level examination program (CLEP) </li></ul><ul><li>CLEP is comprised of thirty-four tests covering a variety of subjects. Formal study, private reading, on-the-job experience, non-credit courses, business training, television/radio courses, travel, and superior high school courses are just a few ways knowledge is acquired that may be applied within CLEP testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Challenge exam (ICE) </li></ul><ul><li>ICE is available to students with a satisfactory justification of previous knowledge in a subject area based upon a non-college training program, job experience, or self-learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Dantes Subject Standardized Test Scores (DSSTs) </li></ul><ul><li>The DSST program provides the opportunity to earn college credit based on what you learned outside of the traditional classroom. Approved by ACE, the DSST program enables you to use knowledge you have acquired to accomplish your educational and professional goals. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Future Career Opportunities <ul><li>After graduating from the undergraduate program, students will be fully prepared to: </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Master’s degree programs in your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Serve in your degree areas of your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Receive promotions or new career options based off your bachelor’s degree completion </li></ul>
  17. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Check with [email_address] to see if your experience would qualify you for college credit </li></ul><ul><li>Include your student id# with your request. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply today to have your application fee waived </li></ul><ul><li>*If you are wondering about transfer credit, ask about an unofficial evaluation! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions? 1-800-424-9595 (Undergraduate Admissions) 1-800-424-9596 (Graduate Admissions)