Prior Learning

Make your experience work for you.

Real-life learning often happens outside the classroom. At UMUC, you may be able to translate the knowledge you've gained from work, military service or community and volunteer activities into college credit.

Through the Prior Learning program, you can:

  • Save time and money as you pursue your bachelor's degree
  • Earn up to 30 credits for a single semester's work
  • Cut whole semesters—even years—from the time it takes to complete your degree
  • Save money on the cost of tuition and textbooks
  • Get the maximum benefit from the resources you invest in your education program

Prior Learning

Video: Earn Your Degree in Less Time

Earn up to 30 credits in one semester by turning your existing experience and knowledge into college credit.


Find out if Prior Learning can work for you. Contact a knowledgeable new student advisor or call 800-888-UMUC (8682).