Earn College Credit for YOUR Previous Learning Experiences
Experiences you have had outside a traditional college classroom may earn you college credit here at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, saving you time and money. Discover the various ways YOUR life experiences may translate to credit.
American Council on Education (ACE) Credits
An American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation represents college-level equivalencies based on a review of workforce training, military training or occupations and other sources of learning outside the college classroom, such as national exams and certifications.
ACE-approved courses may also be completed at Sophia Learning or StraighterLine.
To be considered for credit through ACE, Sophia Learning or StraighterLine, please contact email@example.com for course equivalency information and to find out if your credits will be accepted for transfer into HACC.
Students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DSST/DANTES or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. You can research minimum scores required by visiting collegetransfer.net and collegeboard.org.
To be considered for credit through these exams, submit an official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit by Challenge Exam
A challenge examination is an opportunity for a student to demonstrate college-level learning through a course-specific institutional examination.
Credit by challenge examination is intended:
- For students who have completed formal or informal training in topics presented at the rigor of a college-level curriculum.
- When CLEP, American College of Education (ACE) or other exams are not available.
To be consider as a candidate for a challenge exam, please consult with your HACC advisor after your admission to the College.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Credits may be awarded for training completed through continuing education. Continuing education units (CEUs) or continuing education credits (CEC) are often awarded for training that professionals complete to maintain licensure in their profession.
To be considered for credit through CEUs, submit an official transcript to email@example.com
Professional certification or licensure may entitle a student to receive academic credit toward a certificate or degree. Explore commonly accepted continuing education units and continuing education credits on HACC’s noncredit-to-credit pathways webpage.
Students should submit copies of their official licenses/certifications to firstname.lastname@example.org for evaluation.
HACC will evaluate students’ military experiences into college credit based upon the evaluation recommendation outlined in the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services manual.
Students can request official JST (Joint Services Transcript) at jst.doded.mil. To be considered for credit through military experience, submit an official transcript to email@example.com.
Other College Credit
Other college credit transferred from another college or university may be applicable toward a HACC credential. To find out more, please search for your previous institution (Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list and other college credits from various institutions may also be accepted for transfer into HACC.).
To be considered for credit from other colleges or universities, submit an official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
HACC participates in the Pennsylvania Department of Education SOAR program for specific high school career and technical education programs. For more information, including how to request evaluation of high school credits, please visit SOAR.
Workforce Development Coursework
Students completing some workforce development programs at HACC may be eligible for college credits in select associate, certificate and diploma degree programs. Explore the opportunities by visiting HACC’s noncredit-to-credit pathways webpage.
To be considered for credit through workforce development coursework, submit an official transcript to email@example.com
In instances where other types of credit for life experience do not apply, you may be eligible to submit a portfolio of your work for consideration. Please contact your advisor for more details.
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HACC offers a variety of associate degree transfer and career degree programs. Certificate and diploma programs are also available.
View the complete list of HACC programs here!
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What do the numbers mean after the course title?
Our course titles include numbers separated by colons. These numbers indicate:
- credits you are awarded for completing the course
- lecture hours per week
- laboratory hours per week
How do I know if there are any co-requisites or pre-requisites?
The course description states co-requisites or pre-requisites, if applicable. If none are listed, HACC does not require pre-requisites for that particular course.
Is the course offered at HACC'S Harrisburg Campus?
HACC will usually offer the course at least once each year at the Harrisburg Campus, unless the description uses a restrictive phrase. Lancaster, Lebanon, Gettysburg and other sites may not.
Do courses require placement testing?
Certain classes may require placement testing before registration. Learn more about placement testing.