American Islamic College recognizes the learning a student has already accomplished through a variety of experiences. This program is designed for adult students and continuing education students who possess valuable work and life experience. In no cases, however, will the student be able to “assess-out” of more than 12 credits in the general education program and/or 12 credits in the major.
To determine eligibility for college credit in American Islamic College’s Prior Learning Assessment program, our admissions office or a faculty advisor will ask the student if they have:
- Used theory to understand life and/or professional experiences;
- Completed non-credit classroom experiences (e.g., courses, seminars, workshops, training, continuing education programs);
- Participated in paid or volunteer experiences related to an academic discipline;
- Created or developed a product, publication, artistic work, innovation, or program.
If the student can respond affirmatively to one or more of these questions, or if they have other significant learning experiences, the faculty will design an appropriate assessment or direct the student to an external source for a valid assessment of this prior learning. Fees may be applied depending on the nature and scope of the assessment.