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Assessment of Prior Learning Experience (APLE)


At Daytona State College, we recognize that students come to our institution from a variety of backgrounds. We value the training and knowledge you may have gained through employment, time served in the military, vocational education and specific experiences. The APLE program lets you turn your skills and knowledge into college credit.

Credit is provided for experiences which have a theoretical and experiential base related to your course work. Credit is only given for courses offered at Daytona State and is provided for those parts of an AS, AA or BAS degree or certificate which you have mastered. All methods of earning credit must meet equivalent classroom standards (State Rule 6E-2.0041)..

APLE credit may be earned in two ways (dependent upon the course):

Portfolios (Fee: $60.00 per course)
Credit by Exam (Fee: $35.00 per course)

To earn credit through the APLE program, you must meet the following requirements:

Please note: If you plan to transfer to a four-year university, you should contact that institution to confirm that APLE credits are accepted. Credits earned through APLE may not transfer to other institutions. It is your responsibility to consult with the institution where you want to transfer to ensure that the credits will be accepted.

Credit awarded for prior experiential learning shall not exceed 25%of the units required for completion of the program.  The maximum number of creditsthat can be earned through the combined total of transfer, examination or experiental learning is 75% of the degree or certificate program. 

Active U.S. military members are excluded from this requirement. 

For more details about these options contact Assessment Services at assessment@daytonastate.edu

Last Updated: 8/27/13