• Prior learning credits can shorten the path to your degree

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    Kaplan University offer several paths designed to help you earn college credit for what you already know. You might find your degree is a lot closer than you think. 

    5 Ways to Get the Credit You Deserve*

    Students applying for credit in any of these categories must submit official transcripts, course descriptions, and supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar prior to the official awarding of credit. Kaplan University cannot guarantee acceptance of credit from any of these sources. Please see the Kaplan University Catalog for additional information.

    Transfer Your Community College Credits

    Our Community College Alliance Program helps you maximize your transfer credits and shorten the path toward a bachelor’s degree. 

    Kaplan University has relationships with several community colleges. If you are transferring from one of these colleges, you could benefit from a shorter path to your Kaplan University degree and may be eligible for a tuition grant. Faculty and staff may also qualify for tuition benefits on master’s degrees and certificate programs. Click here to learn more.

    Contact an Admissions Advisor at 866.397.9456 (Toll Free) to find out if Kaplan University has an academic alliance with your community college.

    Get credit where credit is due.

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    Want to see how soon you could reach your educational goals? Try out our Degree Completion Calculator to find your estimated graduation date. You can enter different options, such as prior credits, and see just how close you could be to earning your degree at Kaplan University.

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    Alternative Credit Project


    Kaplan University accepts up to 135 Alternative Credit Project (ACP) credits, helping adults finish the degree they started. 

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  • General Guidelines

    All prior learning is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and credit is awarded at the discretion of the University. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy.

  • See Also

  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

  • Testing option may not apply to all courses.

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