Many online colleges and universities are granting college credits for work experience and prior learning, saving you both time and money.

A smiling business man holding a clipboard.They say experience is the best teacher—and professional experience is often one of the best teachers of all.

If you’re thinking about going back to school as an adult learner, you may be wondering if you can get college credit for work experience or other prior learning. The answer is often yes, especially if you pursue an online education at an accredited university that caters to adults with busy lives.

Just as employers recognize the value of their employees continuing their education online, many online colleges and universities recognize just how much you can learn in a professional environment. That’s why these institutions may offer college credit for work experience that you can put toward your online degree program—including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees—saving you both time and money.

College credit for work experience at Walden

At Walden University, an accredited online institution, you may be able to attain a significant portion of the college credits required for your undergraduate or graduate degree program. Such credit may come from direct credit transfers, prior learning assessment portfolios, professional certifications or designations, and other options.

Why online learning?

Flexible and convenient, an online education is ideal for adult learners going back to school.

Online learning makes it easy for adult learners to balance academics with work and family commitments. Without the need to travel to class, you can fit your bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD online degree program into your own schedule, from the comfort of home—or wherever it works best for you.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

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