Colorado Acts to Award Credits for Military Training

DENVER – The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) took action on Friday, May 4, to significantly expand the commission policy on prior learning assessment, which allows students to earn college credit for expertise outside the classroom. With the changes, military and veteran students can now be awarded credit for military courses, occupations and assessments conducted during their careers.

 The new policy allows easier transfer of existing content knowledge through assessments such as CLEP, DSST and DLPT or through portfolio review, and will evaluate the effectiveness over the next six months. More importantly, it ensures credits transfer consistently among state institutions.

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