Graduate Credit for Non-Academic Experience Policy
Custodian of Policy: Graduate Council
Effective Date: Fall 2020
Last Review: Fall 2020
Next Review: Fall 2027
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning
Chapter 3 – Educational Policies
System Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning
Part 1. Purpose
To provide students with opportunities to demonstrate competence at the college- and university-level from learning gained through learning experiences outside of a college or university credit-bearing course and to establish consistent practices among colleges and universities for evaluating and awarding undergraduate or graduate credit for prior learning.
Part 2. Authority
Minn. Stat. § 197.775 Higher Education Fairness requires the awarding of credit for veteran’s military training or service. Minn. Stat. § 120B.13 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs requires Minnesota State to award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Minn. Stat. § 120B.131 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) requires Minnesota State to award credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. Minn. Stat. § 120B.022 Elective Standards requires Minnesota State colleges and universities to establish criteria for translating world language certificates and seals into academic credit.