Award of Credit for Non-Traditional Experience

Date Implemented: December 18, 2023

The University of St. Thomas recognizes that learning occurs both within traditional educational settings and outside the classroom through life, work and military training and experience, and believes that college credit should be awarded for demonstrated college-level competencies and learning outcomes. The university's Credit for Prior Learning Policy establishes the standards and guidelines to assist academic units at St. Thomas in awarding credit for prior learning for credit-bearing courses. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the Credit for Prior Learning Policy, located here: Credit for Prior Learning Policy

Important Note: In the absence of a more stringent policy at the school or college level the University Graduate Academic Policies apply. Should a graduate program not have a specific policy or should there be omissions or gaps in the policy for a specific graduate school program, the University Graduate Policy shall govern.

The Graduate Academic Policies are the responsibility of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Convener. For additions or revisions contact