Earn college credit for what you already know to fly further, faster.

Your life experience has taught you something. As a parent, employee, community volunteer, or military veteran, you know how to lead, motivate, manage, communicate, and connect. At Ball State, we evaluate your already acquired knowledge and award credit in multiple ways to maximize your success and save you time and money. Students can earn up to nine graduate-level credits and 63 undergraduate credits. Email lifetimelearning@bsu.edu, or call 765-285-8565 with questions.

military members

Ways to Accelerate Your Journey

  • Credit by departmental portfolio
  • Credit by credential through Lifetime Learning
  • Credit for military experience
  • Credit by departmental examination (Graduate-level only)
  • Credit by departmental authorization (Graduate-level only)

Military training and experience are assessed according to the American Council on Education (ACE) standards for recommended college credit. We offer CLEP and DSST Testing in our on-site Testing Center.

Are you eligible for Credit for Prior Learning? Fill out our form to find out.

Credit for Prior Learning Eligibility Form