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Learning Center Experience
Do you feel unfulfilled at your job? Perhaps you want a challenging career with better pay, or you are looking for better hours and better benefits. So, what is the first step you should take toward a new career? Perform a self-audit. Think about your experience, your credentials (college credit or experience, paid or volunteer work), your strengths and weaknesses, and your motivators and drivers to succeed. A self-audit of all these can help you sort out your career options and "opt-outs" so you can wisely choose a fulfilling career that best fits who you are-instead of forcing yourself into something that's not your best fit.
As you go through each of these steps, make sure to document them so you can reference them later.
What’s Next After the Self-Audit?
Kaplan University’s 5 Ways to Earn the Credit You Deserve
Kaplan University Advisors often help students
figure out how to get credit for eligible prior experiences, including college
coursework or work and volunteer experience. In addition to work/life experience, other types of eligible
experience include military training, professional certifications, Kaplan
University course assessments, and external competency exams. All of these may
qualify for credit toward a degree. While the transferability or eligibility of
credit for any one of these cannot be guaranteed, students are encouraged to
explore and pursue those that make best sense for them. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment
Credit for WorkExperience Courses provide students with a process to articulate
and organize their skills and past experiences into an online portfolio that's
ready to be assessed for undergraduate credit that can later be applied toward
a Kaplan University degree. There are two course options:
EL 206, for
Kaplan University students, is an undergraduate 10-week, instructor-led
course students can take after completing their first term. Students earn 6 credits towards their degree for taking the class. More than 2,000 students have completed EL 206.
On average, students have saved $10,000 on Kaplan University tuition and earned
27 quarter credits (5 courses)†: LRC 100,
for prospective students who have not started classes, is a free
self-paced open course with no instructor. The course itself does not earn
credit toward a degree; however, it does guide you on building a portfolio that
can be assessed for credit.
In either of these two courses there is a $1500 portfolio assessment fee. This
nonrefundable fee may be covered by financial aid.
Course Assessmentsallow students to demonstrate their mastery and proficiency in select
skills and knowledge by taking an exam. Testing options are not applicable to
all courses, but there are a number of undergraduate courses that do offer
assessments. Select business and criminal justice graduate program courses also
Professional Certifications or Training can be a source of credit.The American Council on Education (ACE) provides colleges and
universities recommendations on industry, professional, and other types of training,
examinations, and certifications that schools should consider awarding credit
for. While Kaplan University cannot guarantee transferability of credit, it
does review and assess your professional certifications and training for credit,
and students are encouraged to provide transcripts from ACE to the Prior
Learning Assessment Center at the University.
TransferCredits from courses taken at
other colleges may be applied to a Kaplan University degree program. Students
can complete a form to request transcripts from previous institutions to be
sent to Kaplan’s University’s Office of the Registrar. Once received, those
courses are reviewed for potential credit toward students’ degrees.
Training is another potential
source of credit. Once official transcripts are received from the designated acceptable
entities, Kaplan University’s Registrar asses these for credit. Additionally, Kaplan
University has evaluated various military occupations and mapped them toward special
If you're not satisfied in your current career, we hope that this information encourages you to consider exploring your options. If your job has never been the perfect fit for you, remember that it can be. You, however, need to take steps to build on your past to make your future happen.
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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Numbers are based on the total number of students who have passed EL 206 and submitted a portfolio for evaluation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Tuition savings calculated as 27 quarter credit hours x $371.00 = $10,017.00. Figures are provided for illustrative purposes and are not a guarantee that students will earn any particular number of credits or achieve any particular savings.
Eligible college credits articulate into Kaplan University undergraduate degree plans. Statements regarding credits received, reduced time to graduation, and tuition savings are as of February 2015. See University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy.
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