Undergraduate Regulations

Prior Learning Limitations: 15-Hour Rule


The University permits credit awards to recognize systematic learning which has been accomplished experientially. As much as prior learning may impact upon the course of study, it is critical that assessment of prior learning be undertaken and completed before or shortly subsequent to admission and enrollment in course work. Thus, in addition to restrictions placed on the number of credit hours that can be awarded to prior learning, the University restricts the time period in which prior learning assessments and portfolio reviews may be undertaken. Assessments, portfolio reviews, and credit awards must be accomplished during the first 15 credit hours of study at the University subsequent to enrollment in an undergraduate degree completion program in the Graduate College. BMT 339 (3 credit hours), which is required of students seeking credit awards for prior learning, is included in these 15 hours.

Updated 3/27/2012