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Postsecondary Pathways

December 30, 1899

 

​Recent research studies have demonstrated that providing credit for prior learning options increases postsecondary participation, persistence, and completion (CAEL, 2011; College Board, 2010).

Find initiatives and programs that expand pathways to postsecondary credentials through effective applications of credit for prior learning.


Industry-Based Pathways
Military Service Members and Veterans

Maps to Credentials: Creating an Integrated Credit for Prior Learning Model to Accelerate Postsecondary Attainment

Maps to Credentials, a 3-year project funded by FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education), is designing and piloting credential road maps for student veterans, applying ACE credit recommendations for military occupations and training and incorporating other PLA methods to accelerate veterans' postsecondary attainment. Lessons learned will be applied to other learning populations.

In addition to creating degree maps, the three participating community colleges have expanded credit for prior learning policies and practices and programs and services for veterans:

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Military credit transfer for veterans and service members

The MNSCU system provides credential roadmaps to service members and veterans, articulating their ACE credit recommendations for occupation specialties to specific course requirements and degree programs.

Navy College Distance Learning Partnership (NCDLP): Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA is one of 32 institutions that is part of the NCDLP program. The program maximizes Navy training with ACE credit recommendations to meet program requirements in associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System

A sub-group of SOC Consortium member institutions award credit for military training and occupations with ACE credit recommendations, as well as other supportive policies and practices.

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