Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning is one of three methods offered through the Accelerated College program by which students may accelerate their educational plans. By creating an academic plan, gaining credit for prior learning, and making use of accelerated curriculums, students may graduate faster and save money.

Florida State College at Jacksonville recognizes that not all learning occurs in a classroom. The College provides several ways for students to get credit for what they already know. Degree seeking students may be awarded up to 75% of a degree or credential through credit for prior learning. The most common methods of obtaining credit for prior learning include: providing documentation of the prior learning or passing examinations for college credit.

Credit for Military Training

Military veteran students must request evaluation of military training and experience for possible college credit by submitting the appropriate documentation prior to enrolling in classes. U.S. Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard veterans and active duty members must submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST). U.S. Air Force veterans should submit their transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) or Air University. For more information, please contact the Military & Veterans Service Center.

Credit for Workforce Training or Industrial Certifications

Credit for workforce training may be granted in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) when applicable to the student’s program of study. Information on the documentation required to apply for these credits can be obtained from the American Council on Education or the National CCRS.

Credit may also be granted based on attainment of Industry Certifications, Career Certifications or Advanced Technology Diplomas in accordance with Florida Statewide Articulation Agreements or through the College’s articulation agreements. For more information, please contact your advisor.

Credit by Examination (CBE)

Students may earn credit by examination (CBE) for many of the College’s courses. Examinations accepted for college credit include: International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Cambridge (AICE), Excelsior College Examinations, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the College’s own College Course Challenge Exam(s) (CCCE). For more information, contact a campus assessment and certification center.