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.

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 and the portfolio(s) documenting their experience 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 $25.00
Transcript Posting Fee $25.00 per credit


One Department $100.00
Each Additional Department $50.00

The fees will not be posted to student account until life experience credit has been evaluated.

Important Documents

Life Experience Portfolio Application

Life Experience Portfolio Guidelines

Life Experience Self-Assessment

Life Experience Process Flow Chart

Contact Us

Adult and Transfer Student Services
Ross Hall, 1st Floor
220 Scotland 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)