Transfer and Prior Learning Credits
Transfer and Prior Learning Credits
Elizabethtown College's School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) understands you may have already accomplished a great deal in your life. We strive to see you rewarded for your efforts and help you see the finish line for your degree. SGPS will work to accept and apply credits from past institutions as well as Prior Learning Assesment (PLA) credits based on past professional and military exeperience. Here is how to get the credit you deserve:
Students who have attended other institutions of higher education may have their completed credits evaluated by an admissions coordinator. SGPS will accept up to 95 transferable credits from an accredited four-year institution. It will also accept up to 64 credits from any accredited two-year college, technical or trade school. No more than a total of 95 credits will be accepted in combination of two- and four-year colleges or universities attended. Students must take at least 30 credits with Elizabethtown College to meet residency requirements and completion of a bachelor’s degree. (15 Elizabethtown College credits are required for residency to complete an associate degree.)
To qualify, transfer credits taken at another institution of higher education must be at least 100 college-level and carry a grade of at least C- to transfer into an undergraduate program. Remedial courses are not transferrable.
Prior Learning Assessement (PLA)
Do you have professional certifications or military credit? You may be able to use your prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to gain credits towards your degree. SGPS offers credits based on past professional experience as well as military training to help you save money on tuition and showcase the skills and knowlege you can already prove!
Learn more about PLA at Etown.
Veteran students in the Army, Navy and Marines may request official military transcripts from Joint Services Transcripts. Courses and trainings appearing on the transcript evaluated by the American Council for Education (ACE) will transfer to SGPS where applicable. Air Force veterans may request a transcript from the Community College of the Air Force.
CLEP or DANTE Exams
Individuals who complete CLEP or DANTE exams may be awarded Elizabethtown College credits, following recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) in place when the exam was taken. Up to 27 credits may be awarded for CLEP exams. Credits may not duplicate College credits completed or enrolled in at the time of the examination. CLEP examination credits do not count towards residency credits.
Corporate/Organization Training or Professional Certifications
SGPS advisors will evaluate your corporate training and professional certifications to see if they translate into college credit. Many national training programs and certifications have been evaluated by the American Council of Education (ACE) and we accept their credit recommendations.
HACC Dual Admission
Degree Completer Program
Elizabethtown has established a dual-admission agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Counselors at HACC can supply students with course listings that will work towards both their HACC and Elizabethtown requirements. HACC students nearing the end of their associate degree can meet with the appropriate School of Graduate and Professional Studies admissions coordinator to receive an evaluation of their credits.
*For more information on how these options can be evaluated contact an admissions coordinator.