Credit for Prior Learning

Lakeshore Technical College embraces opportunities to provide advanced standing to students with credible learning experiences occurring outside of our classrooms. With LTC's Credit for Prior Learning benefit you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. Whether you've taken dual-credit courses in high school or at another college, or have on-the-job experience that's relevant to your LTC program, you may be eligible for college credit.

Credit for prior learning, or advanced standing, may be granted for the following situations:

  • Credits earned at other colleges
  • Credits earned by high school students
  • Credits earned by completing a registered apprenticeship
  • Subject area competency demonstrated by passing a district or national examination (test out)
  • Previous work experience, education or training, or other prior learning demonstrated as comparable in content and rigor to a specific technical college course or courses.

General Guidelines

  • Credit for prior learning must be applied toward a specific program at the College. Non-program students are not eligible for advanced standing.
  • The student must have earned a grade of 2.0 or better in the course being considered on a 4.0 scale.
  • The course being transferred is generally equivalent in content and meets or exceeds the credit value of the LTC course.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded for up to 75% of the degree, diploma, or certificate requirements.
  • The college reserves the right to place time limits on prior learning for which credit may be granted based on technological changes specific to that field.
  • Original transcripts from awarding institutions are required when transferring in college credits.

For more information, please see the Credit for Prior Learning Procedure Manual.

For more information, contact Transfer Advocate George Henze at 920.693.1733.

Send official transcripts to:

Lakeshore Technical College
Attention: Student Records
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015

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