Credit for Experience

Academic credit for work experience, completed noncredit courses, life experiences, and other nontraditional learning experiences may be granted at PVCC if you are enrolled in a PVCC program of study and can demonstrate that the experience or training is equivalent to the content and learning outcomes for classes in your selected program of study.

Credit awarded for prior learning does not meet the "credit hours in residence" requirement for PVCC graduation and credit received through prior learning is not usually transferable to other colleges and universities.

Credit by Local Exam

Credit by local exam is available for these PDF Icon PVCC Advanced Standing Courses.

See PVCC’s policy for PDF Icon Credit for Nontraditional Learning.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge you have acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships by earning qualifying scores on examinations. Required scores and PVCC equivalent courses can be found in PDF icon CLEP Scores and Course Equivalencies

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) examinations enable high school students to receive college course credit.  PDF icon AP Scores and Course Equivalencies  are listed here.

International Baccalaureate Examinations (IB)

Students completing the International Baccalaureate examination will be granted advanced standing credit for scores of 5 or above.  PDF icon International Baccalaureate Exam Scores

University of Cambridge Examinations 

Advanced standing will be granted to students successfully completing the Univeristy of Cambridge Advanced examination.  PDF icon University of Cambridge Exam Scores