Experiential Credit

Regent University recognizes that important learning takes place outside of college classrooms. The College of Arts & Sciences offers college credit for demonstrable college level learning—either knowledge or skills—acquired through such sources as the following:

  • Training programs, seminars, workshops, non-credit courses or in-service courses
  • Military service
  • Licenses, certificates and awards for special competencies
  • Community activities

Prior learning must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Credit awarded must be for identified college-level learning, and not solely experience.
  • Prior Learning Assessment is open to current degree-seeking students of Regent who have earned 12 or more credits.
  • The student must demonstrate that they have reflected upon the nature of the experiential learning and on ways to present a convincing claim that this knowledge is worthy of college credit for the acquisition of specific learned concepts and skills.
  • All learning must be college-level and meet the academic standards of Regent University.
  • Completion of stated learning must be verifiable through a third party via certificate, transcript, letter or some other form of official documentation.
  • Prior learning must be assessed by credentialed faculty members.
  • Credit earned through an assessment of prior learning cannot be duplicated through any other mechanism for earning credit.
  • A Prior Learning Assessment may result in an award of “no credit,” with an explanation of denial provided according to our established appeal process.
  • Fees paid by the student for Prior Learning Assessment are non-refundable and shall reflect the specific service performed and shall not be linked to the amount of credit awarded.
  • Prior learning credit is non-transferable.
  • A maximum of 15 undergraduate credit hours per student may be awarded for Prior Learning.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to complete all procedures required for the awarding of Prior Learning Assessment credit, including the required portfolio, and other elements of the PLA review.
  • Submit PLA Application.

Portfolio Development and Submission

Who should I contact?

For more information, please contact:
Regent University Advising
Regent University College of Arts & Sciences
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Email: advising@regent.edu
Phone: 757.352.4385