Degree Planning and Academic Review

Credit is Earned in the Context of the Degree Program

Although you may have college level learning from multiple sources, you will only use those credits that best meet the degree that you have designed. Learning that is individually evaluated results in credit that is recommended only. Empire State College accepts the credit recommendations for degree-seeking student and awards advanced standing credit in the context of a degree program when:

  • learning components make sense within the context of the student's degree program;
  • learning components do not duplicate other credits in the degree program;
  • the student completed the learning at the same location and during the exact time period covered by the evaluation and credit recommendation;
  • official documentation is received directly by the College from the issuing agency or organization.