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How to challenge an online course(s) through life/work experience.


All applications and completed portfolios are reviewed by the academic advisor of the degree subject specialty in which the student is making application. All academic officers are degreed in the subject area for which they are conducting the evaluation. Upon review, the academic advisor will either approve or deny the application.


Procedure on how to challenge an online course by prior learning/ /work experience.


1). Enrolled students and interested students in an online degree program at Higher Place Christian University, may make a formal request for an evaluation of life/work experience credits for a course or courses offered in the degree program. Before submitting a request for evaluation, you must first complete an online application form. I

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2). You must complete the official request for life/work credits form that is provided on our web site (link below for printable form).

3). You must carefully follow all directions as provided on the application form, and submit a complete portfolio including all required documents.

4). Upon receipt of your completed application and portfolio, it will be forwarded to the appropriate dean for review and evaluation. You will receive an email of the Dean’s decision within 3-5 business days.

5). Enrolled students who receive approval of a submitted portfolio will receive full credit for the course required in the curriculum. You will receive a “P” for pass for the course on your transcripts.

6). Non-enrolled students may submit an application for request for portfolio assessment if they; 1) have an application on file, 2) remit the required evaluation fee along with their completed portfolio. They will be notified of the Dean’s decision regarding their portfolio review, and if they proceed to enrollment, will be awarded the credits for a course or courses approved by the Dean.

7). Upper division symposium courses, research courses, major project courses, thesis and dissertation courses are NOT eligible for application of life/work experience credits.


Associate Degrees: up to 30 semester hours of credits
Bachelors Degrees: up to 65 semester hours of credits
Masters Degrees: up to 60 semester hours of credits
Doctoral Degrees: up to 60 semester hours of credits




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