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Credit for Experiential Learning

Cleveland Community College endorses the concept of credit for experiential learning in recognition of valid learning experiences to areas which are applicable to the degree/diploma/certificate program being completed. Credit is not extended automatically. To receive credit for experiential learning, a student must submit to the appropriate faculty member, Student Services, and the appropriate Academic Dean a typed summary of experiences learned, proof that the experiences did occur (letter from employer detailing experience) and demonstrate skills learned (if requested). The Academic Dean, after consultation with Student Services, may grant full credit for a comparable course(s) as a transfer course(s).

The student will receive hours earned on the official CCC transcript with a grade of "EL." The hours will be computed towards graduation requirements but not for the computation of honors nor the overall GPA. "EL" credit is not transferable and is not covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).There is no charge for receiving this credit.

Students requesting Experiential Learning credit must use the following procedure:

  1. Students must be accepted to the program containing the course in which Experiential Learning credit is requested.
  2. Students must complete the Experiential Learning form with the appropriate instructor or discipline coordinator.
  3. The testing instructor or discipline coordinator will submit the form and appropriate documentation to the appropriate academic dean for further processing.
  4. Students may not receive Experiential Learning credit for more than 20% of the total number of credits required for the program.