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, BAS or BS 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 through a portfolio. Portfolios (Fee: $60.00 per course)
To earn credit through the APLE program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be currently registered in a degree (AA, AS, BAS or BS) or certificate program at Daytona State. (All credit for courses earned through APLE must be appropriately related to the AA, AS, BAS or BS degree program on record at Daytona State.)
- Meet with the Department Chair of your current program to see if your previous experience can be satisfied with APLE credit and to understand the limitations associated with earning credit prior to completing the APLE registration process.
- Complete the eligibility verification document and registration forms with Department Chair.
- Make payment of all fees prior to submitting portfolio and signed documents to Assessment Services for review. Students MUST present a valid photo ID when submitting documents to Assessment Services.
- No grade is awarded for credits earned through APLE
- Course credits are not used to calculate your GPA.
- Credits will not be awarded for courses in which you already have a grade on your transcript.
- APLE exams can only be taken once.
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 credits that can be earned through the combined total of transfer, examination or experiential learning is 75% of the degree or certificate program. Active U.S. military members are excluded from this requirement.