The experiential learning assessment process is designed to recognize the academic value of learning through experiences including work experience, employment-related training programs, seminars, volunteer work, travel, military service or self-directed study.
Assessment: Assessment involves the following:
The program area responsible for the courses for which credit is requested determines the method of assessment and the amount of credit awarded. Not all courses are assessable courses. Courses being assessed must be offered as a requirement or an elective in an A.S. degree or certificate program at CF. General education courses are not assessable.
Process: After being admitted to the college and selecting a program with the help of a counselor or advisor, the student must:
Award of Credit: Depending on the amount of credit requested and the methods of assessment required, the assessment process time may vary. When the process is completed, the results are forwarded to the appropriate dean for final review and verification. The dean will request, by memo, that the college registrar post any awarded credits to the transcript. Credits awarded are held in escrow until the student satisfactorily completes 25 percent of program coursework (15 credits for the A.A.) at CF. Experiential credit may not be used to meet the residency requirement of 25 percent of program course work required at CF for graduation.
This type of credit may not be acceptable for transfer to other institutions. The receiving institution would determine transferability.