Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning

We know as a nontraditional student you bring life and career experience to the classroom. Here is your chance to earn credit for it!

At UW Whitewater, students have the opportunity to earn college credits for their valuable work and life experiences.

Portfolio Option

Adult students may be able to earn credit for learning gained through years of experience at work, in military service, as volunteers, or in settings outside the formal classroom.

Find out more through Continuing Education »


The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on an exam. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships.

Students successfully completing the exams can request credit at the college level. To find out which exams UW-Whitewater accepts for credit, visit the Testing Office website.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research - It's NOT just for Scientists - A meaningful undergraduate research experience offers students in all disciplines the chance to learn new skills, gain confidence, become more engaged, and prepare for future careers.  To learn about other nontraditional students' experiences with undergraduate research, click here:

Rochelle Day's Power Point

UGR Link:


Roseman 2017
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Information

Lynn Smith, Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 262-472-1619