Credit for Prior Learning Policy

This policy applies to all students who wish to obtain credit for prior learning at Moraine Park Technical College.

Moraine Park Technical College recognizes that students may acquire knowledge and competencies outside of Moraine Park’s educational offerings. In awarding credit for prior learning, the college adheres to Wisconsin Technical College System Board Policy 323, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) policy FDCR.A.10.040, HLC’s Assumed Practices, and American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines for the awarding credit.

The college shall provide maximum possible recognition for work completed through nationally or regionally accredited postsecondary institutions, training, military, or work experiences pertinent to the student’s new educational programming and the college’s graduation requirements. Time limits shall not restrict the awarding of credit for prior learning, unless there is a documented and specific programmatic reason for time limits.

Each candidate for a certificate, diploma, or degree must earn a minimum of 25% of the required credits through Moraine Park Technical College coursework. These established minimums cannot be met through credit for prior learning.

Moraine Park makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit for prior learning, or credit for transfer, until an evaluation of such students’ credits is completed in accordance with the college’s procedures.

Moraine Park maintains procedures for students seeking credit for prior learning and publishes these procedures on the College website and in the Catalog annually. In each case, the impact of credit for prior learning upon student transcripts and grade point calculations is defined.