Students often bring a great deal of knowledge with them when they decide to get a college degree. Through various prior learning assessments, the American College of Commerce & Technology may grant credit to students for their past work life experiences as well as past formal education. The American College of Commerce & Technology uses “prior learning assessments” to evaluate the knowledge a student has acquired through various and relevant work life experiences. This enables our instructors to evaluate learning from work life experiences as potentially equivalent to courses they teach at the college level. There are three common ways in which prior learning can be assessed: work life experience portfolios, standardized tests, and transfer credit.

It is ACCT policy that no more than 30% of the required credits may be awarded to a student for life/work experience.