2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit Limitations

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Overall Credit Maximums

The 135 external quarter credit maximum can be met via traditional course transfer or a combination of traditional course transfer and prior learning credit. 

Prior Learning Credit Limitations

Prior Learning Credit can be awarded by examination, ACE approved training programs, or portfolio as recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). No more than 30 quarter credits from any one of these categories will be accepted as transfer to Walden University.

The American Council on Education (ACE) and NCCRS offer applicable study in place of traditional coursework. Listed below are the maximum amounts of transferrable prior learning credit allowed by Walden University:

  • 30 approved quarter credits for lower-division-level work (1000–2000)
  • 40 approved quarter credits for upper-division-level work (3000–4000)