Prior Learning Assessment
What is 'Life-Learning Credit?'
Life-learning credit, or "prior-learning credit," is credit earned when a student demonstrates learning he or she has gained outside a traditional college classroom. This type of credit is often referred to as “credit for life experience,” even though the credit is awarded based on the learning that resulted from the experience—not the experience itself. Since prior-learning credit is nontraditional, evaluation has to be done very carefully to ensure that it meets George Fox University’s standards for quality.
Please submit Life-Learning Essays via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Essay Submission Form (Fillable Microsoft Word Document)
- Professional Training Submission Form (Fillable Microsoft Word Document
- Professional Training Submission Form (PDF)
Life-Learning Credit Resources
- Prior Learning Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
- "Demystifying the Prior Learning Assessment Process" Powerpoint
- Prior Learning Assessment Guide - Jan 2012 (PDF)
- Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs - helpful resource for creating college-level learning outcomes
- Sample Essay Submissions (PDF)
Prior Learning Submission Deadlines
For those planning to graduate before Spring 2014:
- August 2013 Completion - June 15, 2013
- Fall (December) 2013 Commencement - October 15, 2013
For those planning to graduate Spring 2014 or after:
- Spring (April/May) Commencement - The last day of the previous Fall term (December)
- August Completion - The last day of the previous Spring term (April/May)
- Fall (December) Commencement - The last day of the previous Summer term (August)
(deadlines updated 11/28/12)