Contact Info

          Transfer and Adult Student Services
          Baron-Forness Library, 2nd Floor
          200 Tartan Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2701 
          Fax: (814) 732-2909 

          Office Hours: Monday – Friday,
          8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
          (Other times by appointment)

          Life Experience Credits

          You may qualify for Life Experience Credit at Edinboro University for what you’ve learned through employment, leadership positions and more, which will earn you undergraduate credits toward a degree.

          Adult Student in the real world working

          If you are enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Edinboro University, you may be able to earn undergraduate credit for what you’ve learned through employment or other activities. You may earn life experience credits by developing portfolios that document your learning and experience as they relate to specific courses. The learning experiences must be equivalent to what would otherwise be achieved through coursework at the University.

          The Office of Transfer and Adult Student Services administers the life experience evaluation process. Students submit a one-time application, the portfolio(s) documenting their experience and all fees to the Office of Adult Student Services. Before you apply, discuss your plans with this office, your advisor and the department chair and/or faculty in the appropriate academic area(s). These individuals can help you be successful in your pursuit of credit.

          Please allow approximately 30 days from the time you submit your portfolio for the evaluation to be completed.


          Application Fee


          Transcript Posting Fee

          $25.00 per credit


               One Department


               Each Additional Department


          Application and evaluation fees are due when the portfolio is submitted to the Office of Adult Student Services. The transcript posting fee is not due unless/until life experience credit has been granted.

          Important Documents

          Life Experience Portfolio Application 

          Life Experience Portfolio Guidelines 

          Life Experience Self-Assessment 

          Life Experience Process Flow Chart