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Prior Learning Experience Admissions

    Prior Learning Experience

    Accelerate your degree by earning undergraduate credit for subject examinations, and military, corporate, and career training.

    Formal Educational Programs and Courses
    Sponsored by Corporations and Non-Collegiate Organizations

    Collect your corporate training certificates. The Registrar may give you credit if they meet the credit recommendations established by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs or the Directory of the National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI).


    Military Courses and Training

    Saint Leo University accepts credits for military courses and training as long as these credits are earned or validated by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training programs published by the American Council on Education (ACE) and/or the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred is 39.

    The following documents are acceptable documentation for the evaluation of military credit:

    • Army: AARTS Institutional Copy (please call 866-297-4427 for eligibility) or a notarized copy of your DD-214
    • Navy/Marines: SMART Institutional Copy (please call 877-253-7122 for eligibility) or a notarized copy of your DD-214
    • Air Force: Official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force or a notarized copy of your DD-214
    • Coast Guard: Official transcript from the Coast Guard Institute or a notarized copy of your DD-214

    Police, Nursing, and Other Career Training

    If you have career training with courses of more than 40 hours, Saint Leo University's Registrar will evaluate your transcripts or your official training center certificates. A maximum of 24 credits can be awarded.


    Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

    Saint Leo University recognizes learning outside of a traditional academic environment, such as work experience, employer training and other experiences. To apply for PLA credit, students complete a PLA course through the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) that provides guidance on preparing a portfolio. Portfolios are submitted and evaluated for each content area which the student seeks credit. A maximum of 15 semester hours of credit may apply for PLA. 

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    Toll Free: (888) 875-8265
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    Office of WorldWide Admissions
    Saint Leo University
    1120 E. Kennedy Boulevard
    Suite 214
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Admissions Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Select Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Closed Sundays


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