There are two ways for students to earn Credit for Life Experience (CLEP):
(1) CLEP examinations completed in appropriate subject areas with the ACE (American Council on Education) recommended score are recognized by the College for Life Experience Credit. Matriculated students may petition for approval to take a CLEP examination by completing the Petition to Pre-approve Potential Transfer Credits, available from the Office of the Registrar and attaching a description of the desired CLEP examination to the petition. Petitions must be submitted in advance, with registration for the CLEP examination to occur after receipt of written approval.
(2) In selected cases and only with approval in advance from the Dean of the School, Mount Ida College also accepts applications, prepared and submitted as a formal paper, for life experience credit. Students may petition for approval to pursue this option by completing a Credit for Life Experience Request Form. The charge for Credit for Life Experience under this option is $300 per credit hour. Information about the College’s Credit for Life Experience Policy and the Credit for Life Experience Request Form may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the School Dean. Up to 16 life experience credits, inclusive of both the CLEP option and the formal application option, may be applied toward requirements of a degree program.
Note: Of credits received through the above methods (i.e., advanced placement credit, transfer credit, credit by examination, credit for life experience), only credits received as “credit by examination” are considered credits completed in residence.