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Adult Learner in Class

Austin Peay State University understands and recognizes that learning occurs in various manners. We have several options through which we recognize our students' prior learning experiences by awarding prior learning credit. On this page, you can learn more about our three prior learning credit processes. 

Three Prior Learning Processes

Many students come to Austin Peay with knowledge, certifications, or licensures.When certificates and licenses are aligned with programs of study, academic departments may award credit to the student. Students can also receive credit based on prior knowledge of specific subjects through standardized examinations of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). For more information on Prior Experience Assessments at Austin Peay, please click the button below.


Prior Experience Assessments

Austin Peay State University recognizes that our adult-learners bring a unique set of skills and experiences to campus when they enroll. These experiences often align with courses required for a student's program of study. To best recognize these prior-learning experiences as course credit, we encourage students to consider Prior-Learning Credit through Portfolio Development. To learn more on the process of receiving credit through Portfolio Development, please click the button below.


Portfolio Development

Students who are serving or have previously served in the military are awarded credit based on military experiences reflected on their official military transcript, such as the Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214). Military experience is evaluated using the appropriate ACE Guide recommendations. Read more about receiving credit from current or prior military service by clicking the button below.


Military Transcripts