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    Southern Oregon University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Catalog

Credit for Prior Learning Policy


  1. Credit for prior learning is available to students who are admitted into the Innovation and Leadership (INL) degree program at SOU. Before seeking credit for prior learning the student must complete an SOU-­approved prior learning portfolio course.
  2. Students may not seek credit for prior learning for a course they have previously taken for credit and for which they have received a grade other than an audit, nor may they seek credit for a course more than once. If students register for a course for which they are seeking credit for prior learning, they must drop and submit an application for CPL for that course before the last day to drop without a grade record.
  3. No more than 25% of the credits submitted for graduation may be credit for prior learning.
  4. Credit for prior learning counts toward graduation residency requirements for INL majors.
  5. Portfolios receive either a P (pass) or NP (no pass).  A pass suggests the student has mastered material comparable to a grade of C-­‐ or better in the corresponding course. The Registrar records P grades on the student transcript, but does not count the P in grade point average calculations.  The Registrar does not record NP grades.  Transcripts will identify credits earned through prior learning assessment.
  6. A non-­‐refundable fee of $150 will be charged to assess the credit for prior learning application, regardless of the outcome. A non-­‐refundable fee of $55 per credit hour will be charged to the student at the time that credits are awarded.
  7. The INL Program Coordinator and appropriate program faculty, or other approved departmental or institutional representative, are responsible for reviewing the portfolio, interviewing the student, and making a recommendation. The INL program coordinator is responsible for initiating the process and contacting program faculty who will review the portfolio and recommendation and make a decision to grant credit.
  8. The decision, along with the application, will be forwarded to the Registrar, who will keep it as part of the student’s permanent academic record.  The student’s portfolio will be stored by the INL program coordinator or other appropriate administrator.
  9. There is no guarantee of transferability of CPL credits awarded at or accepted by Southern Oregon University.
  10. Credit for prior learning will be assessed for lower division credit only. Exceptions will be considered by petition, and approval by the INL Program Coordinator, appropriate program faculty, and the Registrar.