WCTC Students

Earning Credit for Prior Learning

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
Contact Information

WCTC Admissions Office

College Center, Room C-008

Questions? We’re here to help!

Our friendly enrollment counselors are here to help you navigate the process of becoming a WCTC student. They provide comprehensive, one-on-one support to help you succeed at WCTC.

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

  • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ways to Earn 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

If you've completed coursework at another accredited college or university, you may be able to transfer those credits to WCTC. View answers to frequently asked questions about transfer credit. 

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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 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 Industry Credentials

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

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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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