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Darton State College Office of Military and Adult Education Prior Learning Assessment

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Prior Learning Assessment

Recognizing the unique experiences our adult learners bring to their education, Darton State College is proud to offer you a range of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) options, including:

  1. American Council on Education (ACE) Recommended Credit

    1. College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT)

      ACE has reviewed and recommended academic credit for formal courses or examinations offered by many corporations, including Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Walgreens, and many more. To determine if ACE has evaluated your employer’s training and to request an official ACE CREDIT transcript, please visit the National Guide.

    2. Military Evaluation Programs

      Utilizing a team of subject matter experts and academic faculty, ACE evaluates military training, experience, and occupations for the awarding of recommended college-level credit. To request an official copy of your military transcript be sent to Darton State College for evaluation, please select from the appropriate links below:
      Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
      Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)
      Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
      Coast Guard Institute (CGI)
  2. Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
  3. Credit by Exam

    Credit by Examination (CBE) allows students with prior knowledge to obtain credit for a course. Darton State College currently offers two options for CBE:

    1. Challenge Exams

      Challenge exams are developed by each division or department in which the course is taught. No fees are involved with challenge tests. Challenge exams may not be taken more than one time in each particular course.

    2. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

      CLEP exams are offered through the Testing Center for a fee. Military personnel should contact their local Base Education office for information regarding free CLEP testing and prep materials.
Responsible Department: Office of Military and Adult Education
Content Contact: Director of Military and Adult Education (web representative)
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