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.

Special Hours

Thursday, June 1

  • Closed

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.

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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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