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2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit for Prior Learning


Semester Hour Limits to Credit for Prior Learning

Lakeland grants semester hours for prior learning at the undergraduate level only.

  • Bachelor’s degree - limited 30 semester hours from any category for prior learning.

Credit and Advanced Placement by Examination

Lakeland accepts College Board Advanced Placement Examination (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) tests as a service to students who wish to earn credit awarded as semester hours for college-level achievement. On most tests, enrolling students who achieve a score of 3 or higher on an AP, a score of 4 or higher on all Higher Level IB exams, and 55 or higher on a CLEP or DANTES exam may be awarded college credit and will be exempted from the equivalent Lakeland course requirement. Students may not receive AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES credit for any subject area in which they have already taken college coursework. Associate degree students who have completed 42+ semester hours or Bachelor’s degree students who have completed 85+ semester hours of college coursework are not eligible for AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES credit. Lakeland allows a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit through equivalency exams towards the completion of an associate or bachelor’s degree.

CLEP tests fall into two categories: (1) General Exams, and (2) Subject Area Exams.

The General Exams in English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences/history are designed to assess knowledge of fundamental facts, concepts, and basic principles as well as the ability to perceive relationships.

The following specific CLEP exams with required score can satisfy Lakeland University course requirement(s):

CLEP Title

Semester Hours Awarded at LU

Lakeland University Equivalent

Required Score

Business and Computer Science

Financial Accounting

3

ACC 210 - Financial Accounting Principles  

55

Information Systems

3

CPS 100 - Introduction to Computers  

55

 

Introductory Business Law

3

BUS 410 - Business Law I  

55

Principles of Management

3

BUS 330 - Management Principles   

55

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 350 - Marketing Principles  

55

Composition

College Composition

3

GEN 110 - Composition I: Academic Writing ; Exemption from GEN 110 - Composition I: Academic Writing  

55

Foreign Languages

French Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

German Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

Spanish Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

Humanities and Social Sciences

American Government

3

POL 221 - American Government I ; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

American Literature

3

ENG 320 - Exploring American Literature ; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

3

Elective; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

English Literature

3

Elective; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

History of the United States I:  Early Colonization to 1877

3

HIS 111 - United States History I ; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

History of the United States II:  1865 to the Present

3

HIS 112 - United States History II ; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Human Growth and Development

3

PSY 330 - Human Growth and Development ; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement; Does not apply to Education majors

55

Humanities

3

Elective

55

Introduction to Educational Psychology

3

PSY 230 - Educational Psychology ; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement; Does not apply to Education majors

55

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECN 235 - Principles of Macroeconomics ; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECN 230 - Principles of Microeconomics ; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 200 - General Psychology ; Exemption from Social Science requirement

55

Introductory Sociology

3

SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology ; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Social Sciences and History

3

Elective

55

Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648

3

Elective; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present

3

Elective; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Science and Mathematics

Biology

4

BIO 100 - Introduction to Biology; Exemption from Natural Sciences requirement

55

Calculus

4

MAT 231 - Calculus I (4 semester hours) ; Exemption from Mathematics requirement

55

Chemistry

4

CHM 131 - Principles of Chemistry I; Exemption from Natural Sciences requirement

55

College Algebra

3

MAT 130 - Intermediate Algebra   

55

College Mathematics

3

MAT 130 - Intermediate Algebra  

55

Natural Sciences

3

Elective

55

Precalculus

3

MAT 162 - Pre-Calculus ; Exemption from Mathematics requirement

55

Portfolio Assessment Credit - Lakeland University (LU)

  • Students interested in completing portfolio assessments contact their academic advisor for approval to enroll in GEN 370K - Core II: Prior Learning Assessment Theory and Practice .
    • GEN 370K  is a three semester hour course delivered by CAEL = Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in which a student learns the process to develop a portfolio assessment in order to earn semester hours for an identified Lakeland University course
    • Completion of GEN 370K  satisfies CORE II: Exploring the Human Condition, General Education Requirement
    • Semester hours earned are included in Lakeland University’s semester hours of Undergraduate residency
  • Upon completion of GEN 370K , a student submits up to two (2) portfolios to CAEL for evaluation
    • Student submits a portfolio of artifacts and documentation for evaluation of LU course equivalency and learning outcomes.
  • Student earns three semester hours per each course evaluated

Advanced Standing Credit - Lakeland University (LU)

  • Students transferring with some technical diploma level courses may receive advanced standing semester hours toward cooperative education experience, internships or practicum course equivalencies.