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Prior Learning Credits and Equivalencies

At St. Francis, we value the knowledge and skills our students bring from outside our campus – including learning from non-traditional settings. We proudly provide SFC students with opportunities to earn credits through various standardized examinations.

Students can earn Credits for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), awarded after assessing student learning based on prior work and life experiences, including:

  • Industry certifications
  • Military coursework
  • Employer certification
  • Volunteer experience and/or community service

We currently accept credits from faculty-approved exams offered through the following testing providers:

Advanced Placement Course Equivalencies

A program that offers college-level courses at high schools followed by an examination.

Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) CAPE Exams

CXC CAPE provides certification of the academic, vocational, and technical achievement of students in the Commonwealth countries who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

General examinations in composition and literature, history and social sciences, and science and mathematics.

DSST - DANTES Subject Standardized Test

A series of 37 examinations in subject areas such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences, and humanities.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Examinations administered at a higher level or subsidiary level in English, French, or Spanish.

Military Training Course Equivalencies

All branches of the military can receive credits for training.

New York University Foreign Language Proficiency (NYUFLP)

Offers more than 50 different language-testing examinations to evaluate knowledge of a foreign language.

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