Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Credit for Life Experience at Kentucky State University.

How do these credits fit into my program?

Credits for prior learning can be used exactly the same as courses taken in the traditional manner; credit awarded reflects the actual Kentucky State University course you have demonstrated, whether it is an internship, an elective, or an actual program requirement.

How do I get credit for what I know?

The process starts with a 3-credit hour course called Credit-for-Life (299-01).  The Credit-for-Life Instructor (Roberta Mason) will work with you to develop a prior learning portfolio.  You will be given a CLE Handbook with all pertinent information for completion of your portfolio.

When is the course offered?

The courses is offered Fall and Spring semesters.

How do I get credit for this learning?

Portfolios are assessed by individual Kentucky State University faculty members to determine credit awards and the appropriate grade.

What kind of learning can be used?

Learning from volunteer jobs, seminars, conferences, community service, homemaking, from work, independent research, etc. may be used.  It must reflect college level learning.

What is a portfolio?

A portfolio is a written description of the experience and the learning that have taken place in one’s life.  It also includes documentation (proof) that this learning took place in the form of letters from supervisors, certificates, work samples, etc.  The portfolio demonstrates your equivalency to standard Kentucky State University courses.