"Instead of acting like you're a number, the instructors and advisors care about you. They know I'm a professional and they treat me as such."
~Shawnalyce Garcia – BA Student
That's right! Advisors can help you earn credit through CLEP/DANTES testing and building a portfolio of prior knowledge.
Sure they can! Ask your advisor how to earn credit through CLEP/DANTES testing and building a portfolio of prior knowledge.
Do the requirements for your chosen degree perplex you? Do you wonder where to go to ask questions about your degree, classes or options for credit? The advising department is here to assist you from your first class until you graduate.
Ask your advisor about these resources for earning undergraduate credit.
Hundreds of CPS Undergraduate students have been surprised to find out that they have many work and life experiences which could earn them college credit. The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or "Portfolio" Program helps you translate the knowledge you have gained from job and life experiences into college credit that matches a course in your degree plan. It also helps you complete the requirements of your degree faster and less expensively.
In order to complete a PLA portfolio, you need to sign up for the three credit ED 202: Prior Learning Assessment course which is offered either online or in the classroom. During the course you will complete your first portfolio for an additional six credits. The cost of ED 202 is the current tuition rate plus the current fee to have the portfolio assessed by a faculty member.
Want to know more? Call 303.458.3531 or 1.800.568.8932 ext. 3531, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. We would be glad to speak with you about possibilities for portfolios that would fit your individual degree plan.
CLEP and DANTES (DSST) exam credits can help you save time, save money and satisfy proficiency requirements. There is no limit on the number of credits a student may earn via testing; however, at least 30 credits must be earned through Regis in order to graduate.
The College-Level Examination ProgramŽ or CLEP
provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Over 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams and each of them sets its own CLEP policy. These multiple-choice tests are administered by computer.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Program
is nationally recognized testing program that provides students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. The program consists of exams in 47 undergraduate college courses. The exams are paper and pencil based, but will be moving to computer-based in the near future.
For more information on testing options call 303.458.4375 or 1.800.568.8932 ext. 4375 or view the Testing Department Web Site at http://www.regis.edu/spstesting