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Earning Credit for Prior Learning

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Save time, save money and earn credit for what you already know!

Our students often come to WCTC with a wealth of college-level knowledge and skills. You may be eligible to earn credit for prior learning and apply those credits toward your degree program. You can earn prior learning credit through:

  • Advanced high school classes
  • Previous college coursework
  • Self-study
  • Military training
  • Work or volunteer experience

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Here are a few ways you can earn WCTC credit:

High School Dual Credit

Wisconsin high school students can take courses that count toward both high school and college requirements.

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Transfer Credits from Other Colleges

Get WCTC credit for coursework completed at another accredited college or university.

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Credit for National Exams

Earn WCTC credit by completing national exams including AP, IB, CLEP and DSST. 

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Credit for Industry Credentials

Earn WCTC credit for the industry credentials you have acquired through previous employment or education.

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Credit for Life/Work Experience

Demonstrate the course-equivalent skills that you developed through work, volunteer, education, training or other life learning experiences.

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Credit for Military Experience

You can earn credit for what you learned through courses completed and military occupations held during your service.

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